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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…

A Return to the Lost City: This Time it’s Microbial 12 September 2018 Feature

For the first time since 2008 U.S. scientists will thoroughly explore the Lost City hydrothermal…

A Behind-the-Scenes look at ‘The Most Unknown’ 28 August 2018 Feature

What happens when researchers from very different fields meet to discuss the questions that fuel…

Amino Acid Metabolism Fuels Fracking Communities 13 August 2018 Feature

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has enabled natural gas companies to reach new heights in…

East Pacific Rise Crab Spa
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…

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