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What Lies Beneath: Microbes Thrive Below Seafloor Hot Springs 18 July 2018 Feature

At deep-sea hot springs, the hot, chemical-rich fluids produced by geothermal processes in the…

Microbe in Marine Sediments Has a High-Fiber Diet 22 May 2018 Feature

Tiny, single-celled archaea called Bathyarchaeota live in marine sediments all over the world.…

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Study in Italian Cave Shows Life Comes At You Fast 24 April 2018 Feature

In a project funded by NASA, Deep Energy and Deep Life Community member Jennifer Macalady (…

VIDEO: Karen Lloyd Delivers TED Talk on Deep Subsurface Microbes 6 February 2018 Feature

How deep into Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd (DCO…

Microbes Dine (Very Slowly) on Coal and Shale, 2 km Beneath the Seafloor 23 October 2017 Feature

During Expedition 337 of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), the crew of the scientific…

Deep Microbes Thrive in Baltic Sea Sediments 4 October 2017 Feature

A new paper in Environmental Microbiology Reports [1] suggests that deep microbes are doing just…

Special Issue of Frontiers in Microbiology: Recent Advances in Geomicrobiology of the Ocean Crust 14 September 2017 Feature

A new special issue of Frontiers in Microbiology entitled Recent Advances in Geomicrobiology of the…

Big Data Points Humanity to New Minerals, New Deposits 1 August 2017 Feature

//--> /*-->*/ Predicted before they were found: New-to-science carbon-…

New Tool for Tracking Bathyarchaeota in Marine Sediments 15 June 2017 Feature

In a new paper in Environmental Microbiology Reports [1] Fengping Wang (Shanghai Jiao Tong…

Life on Land Dates Back to 3.5 Billion Year Old Hot Springs 9 May 2017 Feature

Martin Van Kranendonk, a member of DCO’s Deep Life and Extreme Physics and Chemistry Communities,…

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