How many times do I have to say it? Science is cool.
First, consider this article from Wired on Scary Science. Some interesting projects there. I'm not necessarily "scared" of these projects, but you hope that these guys take the proper precautions before leaping out there (which they usually do).
The next one is a New Scientist article about seabed bacteria that live in a lake of carbon dioxide. Bacteria that can survive high pressure, low temperatures, and need little to no oxygen for survival? Very interesting. I can only imagine the kind of metabolic pathways and protein structures those things have developed for survival.