The Naked Scientists Podcast

Dr Chris Smith

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The Naked Scientists flagship science show, includes the latest science news, interviews with top scientists, hands-on science experiments and answers to your science questions.


Extreme Organisms and Hydrothermal Vents

January 30th, 2007

Episode 53 of 1055 episodes

This week we take a look at extreme environments and the organisms that live in them. Crispin Little talks about hydrothermal vents and the fastest fossilisation on the planet, Steve Scott explains why mining companies are interested in hydrothermal vents, and Lisa Pratt describes how bacteria find energy three kilometres beneath the surface of the earth and how similar strategies could be used by life on other planets. From the extremes of the Earth to the extremes of the kitchen, Derek Thorne and Hugh Hunt find out whats hot and whats not in the dishwasher...