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Looking to understand the deep past in Dziani Lake Part 2 6 April 2015 Feature

A French research team is investigating volcanic carbon's role in fueling biomass in the Dziani…

Robert Hazen Receives Keck Foundation Grant 2 March 2015 Feature

DCO’s Executive Director, Robert Hazen (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA), has been awarded…

GSA Short Course: Deep Carbon through Deep Time 26 August 2014 Feature

The Deep Carbon Observatory is organizing a short course, "Deep Carbon through Deep Time," at the…

Diamond Formation in Two Stages, 1 Billion Years Apart 25 August 2014 Feature

Natural diamonds form deep in Earth’s mantle and can remain there for billions of years. Brought to…

May 2014: A Geologist Speculates 27 May 2014 Feature

by John M. Saul  During a varied career in geology, I have observed two matters that seem to stand…

Ancient Minerals and the Origins of Life on Earth 25 November 2013 Feature

Exactly how life on Earth began remains a burning scientific question. Many plausible hypotheses…

Nitrogen Concentration in Earth’s Archean Atmosphere 24 September 2013 Feature

Earth plays host to life thanks to numerous unique planetary characteristics, one of which is the…

Microbial Behavior in Ancient Seafloor 13 February 2013 Feature

Although microbe communities can subsist deep in ancient seafloor clays for millions of years…

Mineral Evolution of Mercury (Hg) 12 February 2013 Feature

Mineral evolution posits that Earth’s near-surface mineral diversity gradually increased through…

From Earth's Interior to the Biosphere 11 February 2013 Feature

Experimental tests of mineral equilibria typical of a fertile peridotite performed at mantle…

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