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LIFE can survive burial in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—the most hostile environment on Earth. The Valleys are extremely dry and cold, with an average temperature of –30 to –35 °C, but what little water there is stays liquid due to its high salinity. An international team of researchers found healthy colonies of fungi in soil samples taken from between 3 and 8 centimetres below the surface. The hardy species they found were Beauveria bassiana, which usually feeds on insects, and the common soil fungus Penicillium. How they got to the remote spot is a mystery,