News

Showing 1 - 11 of 649 results
DCO Research Volcanic Crystals Record Quick Trip to the Surface

An analysis of crystals in volcanic rocks suggests that during Iceland’s Borgarhraun eruption, magma ascended rapidly from the base of the crust, reaching the surface in just days to weeks.

DCO Highlights 30 New Minerals From Carbon Mineral Challenge

During DCO’s Carbon Mineral Challenge, launched in 2015, mineralogists identified 30 new carbon-containing minerals. More than 100 carbon minerals likely remain undiscovered, however, and more than…

DCO Highlights DCO at Goldschmidt 2019

A large contingent of DCO researchers will participate in Goldschmidt 2019 on 18–23 August 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

DCO Highlights Deep Carbon Science on Wikipedia

Wikipedia contains 1.5 million citations, and drives more traffic to online scholarly articles than all but five other websites. By getting involved as a Wikipedia editor, deep carbon scientists can…

DCO Highlights AGU 2019 Fall Meeting Sessions of Interest

AGU 2019 Fall Meeting abstract submission deadline is 31 July 2019, 11:59 P.M. EDT.

DCO Research Archaea Are Winning In Oxic Sediments

Highly efficient archaea, called Thaumarchaea, out-survive bacteria in the energy-poor, oxygen-containing sediments beneath the deep sea. These Thaumarchaea consume bits of proteins from dead cells…

Symphony in C Cover
DCO Highlights New Book Sings Carbon’s Praises

Just in time for the “Year of Carbon,” DCO Executive Director Robert Hazen has published a sweeping history of carbon: Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything.

DCO Research Erosion Greased the Wheels of Plate Tectonics

Sediments from erosion reduce the friction when one tectonic plate sinks beneath another into the mantle. This also may be true in Earth’s past, and a new hypothesis proposes that sediments helped…

Karen Lloyd 2019 TED Talk
DCO Highlights VIDEO: Karen Lloyd TED Talk, April 2019

Microbiologist Karen Lloyd takes us on a trip to the volcanoes and hot springs of Costa Rica, shining a light on subterranean organisms and how they could have a profound impact on life at Earth's…

DCO Highlights The ENIGMA of Protein Evolution

The Evolution of Nanomachines in Geospheres and Microbial Ancestors (ENIGMA) project has received a $6 million grant from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to investigate…

DCO Research A New Mineral Classification System

Could a new classification system that accounts for minerals’ distinct journeys help us better understand mineralogy as a process of universal and planetary evolution?

Back to top