microscope image of methaotrophs with black specks
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon

The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  

The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  

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Fossils of African Fauna
African, Arabian Mammals Didn’t Escape Grande Coupure Extinction
Chloe Tenn | Nov 8, 2021
More than two-thirds of mammals in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula went extinct during the Eocene-Oligocene transition some 30 million years ago, a study finds.
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Jennifer Parker | Jan 13, 2020
They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.
Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | May 24, 2018
Archaeologists unearthed the remains in a farm north of the doomed Italian city.
Humanity May Have Flourished After Supervolcano Eruption
Diana Kwon | Mar 13, 2018
A new study counters the popular theory that after Mount Toba blew its top 74,000 years ago, humans almost went extinct.
Study: Acidic Oceans Behind Extinctions
Kerry Grens | Apr 13, 2015
Massive die-offs of just about every marine species millions of years ago are thought to have resulted from a surge of carbon dioxide.
mount pinatubo volcano eruption 1991
Hot Team: Volcanologists' Good Call In Philippines Saves Lives
Tom Abate | Mar 1, 1992
Among the Ayta people of Mount Pinatubo it was a portent. A steam cloud that smelled like rotten eggs was rising from the peak.