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Microbes Dine on Coal and Shale

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

Scientists drill ever-deeper holes to discover the limits of subsurface life, but, so far, keep finding live microbes at the bottom.

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 Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’
New Approach to Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’ 29 May 2019 Feature

Subduction zones, where one tectonic plate sinks beneath another, are the main points of entry for…

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 on Coal and Shale
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…

A New Piece of the Global Methane Puzzle 30 March 2017 Feature

Serpentinization reactions at shallow depths are the subject of intense research interest due to…

Prony Bay Chimneys Have Surprising First Inhabitants 22 February 2017 Feature

These chimneys, and the hydrothermal vent fluids that pour out of them, offer a window into the…

DCO T-Limit Blog: Updates from Scientists Onboard IODP Expedition 370 22 November 2016 Feature

This page features blog posts from the T-Limit team. Check back regularly for updates, or read more…

How Hot is Too Hot for Earth-Style Life? 8 September 2016 Feature

Embargoed until 08:30 EDT, 12:30 GMT, 13:30 UK Summer Time, Thursday 8 September 2016 Mission…

New Advances in Understanding Microbes in the Marine Deep Biosphere 21 July 2016 Feature

In this sediment lives a largely unknown ecosystem of microbes, the marine deep biosphere, which…

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