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Methane Metabolism in Archaea is Ancient and Widespread 7 March 2019 Feature

In the oxygen-free parts of lakes, hot springs, and marine environments worldwide, some microbes…

Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep 4 March 2019 Feature

In 2009, researchers discovered a tiny nematode living happily in the water inside rock fractures,…

Endospores Rival Growing Cells in Ocean Sediments 20 February 2019 Feature

A diverse group of bacteria called Firmicutes, which can be found in human infections, fermented…

Introducing Hydrothermarchaeota: a group of microbes living in hydrothermal fluids 7 February 2019 Feature

It’s tough for microbes to make a living in the cold, dark sediments beneath the seafloor.…

Deccan Traps Microbes Get By with a Little Help from Their Friends 19 December 2018 Feature

In 1964, the Indian government completed a dam on the Koyna River to create a reservoir for a…

Deep Baltic Microbes Have a Taste for Alcohol and Cannibalism 18 December 2018 Feature

In the last 16,000 years, the bottom of the Baltic Sea experienced good times and bad times.…

Undercover Cells: New Estimate of the Microbes Beneath the Continents 10 December 2018 Feature

Scientists have proposed that the majority of microbes on Earth live in the vast, dark subsurface,…

Eukaryote in biofilm
Life in Deep Earth Totals 15 to 23 Billion Tonnes of Carbon—Hundreds of Times More than Humans 10 December 2018 Feature

Contacts Terry Collins, +1-416-878-8712; tc@tca.tc Katie Pratt, +1-401-536-8813; katie_pratt@uri.…

The Seafloor “Methane Filter” Takes Years to Regrow After Disruption 8 October 2018 Feature

Each year, about 200 million tons of methane leak out from sediments and cold seeps along the…

How Microbes Survive When Buried Alive 25 September 2018 Feature

For most microbes that settle into marine sediments, there’s nowhere to go but down. They become…

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