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Microbes Living Deep Below Earth’s Surface Could Be Remnants of Ancient Life Forms – ScienceAlert

There’s an enormous variety of life thriving deep beneath Earth’s surface. A new analysis of two major groups of subsurface microbes has now revealed that their evolutionary path to life in the dark has been more curious than we expected.

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There’s an enormous variety of life thriving deep beneath Earth’s surface. A new analysis of two major groups of subsurface microbes has now revealed that their evolutionary path to life in the dark has been more curious than we expected.
In our planet’s first 2 billion years of existence, there was no oxygen in the atmosphere. Once the air on our blue planet changed, not all life forms adapted, with many microbes retreating into less oxygenated parts of the planet.
Patescibacteria and DPANN a…

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records just one new COVID-19 case as state’s average continues to decline; third COVID-19 wave ravages US as Australian death toll stands at 905 – The Sydney Morning Herald

Live music is back on the menu at Victoria’s regional pubs, while a war of words has erupted between three state premiers over hotel quarantine expenses. Follow…

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Dr Hodgson worries communication breakdowns and language barriers will make it difficult to contain the virus across the migrant community in Melbourne’s north.
“It’s very low socio-economic status, it’s in the bottom 15 per cent in the country, there’s a lot of migrant people,” he said. “I think they’re afraid of being labelled as a COVID case, or a household with a COVID case in it.”
A Somali community group based in Heidelberg West is working with local health authorities to door-knock residents…

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria records one new Covid case as national cabinet eyes Christmas reopening – The Guardian

Today’s meeting between federal, state and territory leaders will focus on removing social and border restrictions to jumpstart the economy. Follow live

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First iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia – Mac Rumors

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of differences in time…

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Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of differences in time zones, and the 2020 iPhone models are now arriving in those countries.
Image via Instagram, from a new iPhone 12 Pro owner in New Zealand
It’s Friday morning in Australia and New Zealand, and customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro are beginning to receive their shipments. New device photos and videos and images of lines are popping up on YouTube,…

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