Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have catalyzed and nurtured Earth’s earliest forms of…
Barely living "zombie" bacteria and other forms of life constitute an immense amount of carbon deep within Earth's subsurface—245 to 385 times greater than the carbon mass of all humans on the…
The private lives of minerals: Understanding how and where minerals hook up helps predict location, promises to speed discovery rate.
Humans: the greatest contributor to diversity of minerals since oxygen
New app shows intimate ties between volcanoes and earthquakes and gives open access to 50+ years of data on quakes, eruptions, and related emissions.
Mission seeks to answer key questions: How deep is Earth’s habitable zone? How deep is the deep subseafloor biosphere? How does the deep biosphere affect life at the surface? Could life have…
New research predicts at least 145 of Earth’s carbon-bearing minerals remain undiscovered. How many can collectors find by 2019?
A new report describes rapid advances in carbon science.
From ocean bottom to volcano tops, DCO scientists are exploring Earth’s most remote locales.
Bárðarbunga’s central volcano lies beneath the northwestern part of the Vatnajökull icecap in southeastern Iceland.