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Natural Gas Diagrams Get a Makeover 26 October 2018 Feature

Methane in the subsurface can come from three sources: microbes, the high-temperature breakdown of…

Atlantis Massif Drillsites
Subsurface Life in the Atlantis Massif: Just Add Water? 17 October 2018 Feature

When mantle rocks come into contact with seawater, the resulting reaction, called serpentinization…

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…

Serpentine balls
Organic Carbon Shapes Minerals and Metals at Low Temperature in Serpentinite Rocks 4 September 2018 Feature

When exhumed mantle material creates new seafloor along mid-ocean ridges, seawater seeps into…

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…

East Pacific Rise Crab Spa
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…

OCTOPUSES
Cool Hydrothermal Vent Fluids Fuel Sediment Microbes 26 June 2018 Feature

High-temperature hydrothermal vent systems, like black smokers, have generated of lot of interest…

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