Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Scientists estimate that subterranean organisms constitute a massive amount of carbon, 245 to 385 times greater than that contained in all humans.
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study

Scientists estimate that subterranean organisms constitute a massive amount of carbon, 245 to 385 times greater than that contained in all humans.

Scientists estimate that subterranean organisms constitute a massive amount of carbon, 245 to 385 times greater than that contained in all humans.

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New Insights into Tardigrades’ Ability to Withstand Drying Out
New Insights into Tardigrades’ Ability to Withstand Drying Out
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 2017
Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.
Search for Life on the Red Planet
Search for Life on the Red Planet
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2017
Growing evidence points to a once-habitable world—and recent findings suggest that life could exist on Mars today.
Infographic: The Hazards of Life on Mars
Infographic: The Hazards of Life on Mars
Diana Kwon | Nov 30, 2017
High levels of radiation, among other health risks, challenge the future colonization of the Red Planet.
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions
Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions
Tanya Lewis | Jun 23, 2016
Extremophiles can thrive on perchlorates and metabolize carbon monoxide, researchers report.
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015
Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.
Extremophiles on Display
Extremophiles on Display
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 2, 2015
A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit highlights the incredible range of conditions under which life on Earth survives. 
Stubbornly Persistent
Stubbornly Persistent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2015
Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.
Extreme Living
Extreme Living
Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | Feb 1, 2015
Take a tour of deep-sea methane seeps and meet the organisms that call these extreme environments home.