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Mars surface ‘less livable’ than expected – study

Mars surface ‘less livable’ than expected – study

Hopes of finding life on Mars, at least on the surface, were dealt a blow Thursday by a study revealing that salt minerals present on the Red Planet kill bacteria.

Aside from the dreaded Zika virus, there’s the presence of a “super bacteria” off the waters of Rio de Janeiro that has further increased the threat to athletes vying in the Rio Olympics in August.

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