For the past several weeks we've been anxiously awaiting news from the Russian research team that recently drilled into Lake Vostok, a massive body of water that's located about 2 miles below the Antarctic surface — and possibly cut off from the world for millions of years. Now, according to Russian news site RIA Novosti, a preliminary examination of water samples has uncovered bacterial DNA that doesn't appear to belong to any known subkingdom. The researchers are calling it "unidentified" and "unclassified" life.
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