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(Discovery)   Russians find "new bacteria" in sub-glacial Antarctic lake. What could possibly go wrong?   (news.discovery.com) divider line 66
    More: Scary, Lake Vostok, bacteria, lakes, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics  
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2013-03-07 09:08:36 PM  
 
2013-03-07 09:11:15 PM  
 It is very unlikely the bacteria will wipe out the human race altogether. No matter how massive the attack of it is, there will always be individuals around that are somehow fit enough to fight the disease -- and survive. Well, at least that's how things might turn out.
 
2013-03-07 09:40:17 PM  

phalamir: Oh for fark's sake.  "New" does not even remotely mean "Super Death Germ".  It is a bacteria that has never tasted penicillin.  Little bastard will go down like a gerbil hit with a flamethrower


So they'll run around and start a cascade of little fires around your immune system?
 
2013-03-07 09:43:27 PM  

phalamir: Oh for fark's sake.  "New" does not even remotely mean "Super Death Germ".  It is a bacteria that has never tasted penicillin.  Little bastard will go down like a gerbil hit with a flamethrower


Lemmiwinks! No!
 
2013-03-07 10:01:14 PM  
Notice to Antarctic bases:
All dogs must be shot.  No exceptions.
i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-07 11:07:27 PM  
Is it distinguished by having what appears to be a big hole drilled through it?
 
2013-03-07 11:22:27 PM  
I was wonderin' when "El Capitan" was gonna get a chance to use his popgun.
 
2013-03-07 11:28:59 PM  
Seriously, even the X-Files pictures that appeared here are from the wrong episodes. Guess I have to do everything myself...


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2013-03-08 12:02:58 AM  
I think it is at least a bit scary until we know more about it.   I hope a lot of care is taken with the bacteria as they study it.
 
2013-03-08 12:12:51 AM  

rev. dave: I think it is at least a bit scary until we know more about it.   I hope a lot of care is taken with the bacteria as they study it.


No, it's not remotely scary.  Bacteria in these environments are about as far from scary as you could possibly get.  If they were less scary, they would look like this:

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2013-03-08 12:26:25 AM  
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2013-03-08 02:51:55 AM  
www.phys.psu.edu
 
2013-03-08 05:21:16 AM  

Deep Contact:  It is very unlikely the bacteria will wipe out the human race altogether. No matter how massive the attack of it is, there will always be individuals around that are somehow fit enough to fight the disease -- and survive. Well, at least that's how things might turn out.


And its never seen penecillin
 
2013-03-08 06:36:29 AM  

scalpod: [i296.photobucket.com image 480x520]


Instant favourite for the 2000AD page. Well done, very well done.
 
2013-03-08 07:02:50 AM  
"If this had been found on Mars everyone would have undoubtedly said there is life on Mars. But this is bacteria from Earth."

Science is hard.
 
2013-03-08 11:17:20 AM  
Worst that will come from this will be a bad Sci-fi channel movie.
 
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