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Reddit's Top 10 Science Stories of the Year

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Image: Getty Images. 

#9 Breatharian bacteria

In the frozen wastes of Antarctica, scientists found bacteria that can survive by drawing energy from trace gases in the atmosphere without the aid of sunlight or geothermal energy. The discovery redraws the parameters of whatmight be possible for life, on Earth or elsewhere.

<https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/air-eating-bacteria-found-in-antarctica>