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Science News Articles for Thursday, August 21 2014
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Microbes thrive below Antarctic ice. A hint of life elsewhere in solar system?

The discovery of bacteria in an ice-bound lake bolsters the case that similar life could exist elsewhere in the solar system. But on Earth, the find raises the prospect that Antarctic melting will release greenhouse gases.

White House could announce world's largest marine reserve soon

If the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument becomes a marine reserve, it would double the area globally subject to tight fishing restrictions. Other countries are also working to expand the area of such ocean havens.

Do black holes come in 'medium'? They do now.

Scientists report the most precise measure yet confirming the existence of an intermediate-mass black hole, which could have played a key role in the early evolution of galaxies.