Bacteria That Can Clean Up Radioactive Uranium?

  • Indiana University: Researchers from Indiana University Bloomington and eight collaborating institutions report in this week’s Science a self-sustaining community of bacteria that live in rocks 2.8 kilometers below Earth’s surface. Think that’s weird? The bacteria rely on radioactive uranium to convert water molecules to useable energy.

I wonder if this could lead to a way to clean up some of the waste from nuclear reactors… in any case, life is really cool.