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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…

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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…

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