News tagged with extreme environments

The case for alien life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: Earth. But evidence is mounting that we are not alone. Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar and astrophysicist Steven Desch, professors in ASU's School of Earth and Space ...

Jul 16, 2013 3.2 / 5 (13) 2

Life after Catastrophe

Scientists studying deep-sea hydrothermal vents have found that larvae travel hundreds of miles to re-colonize these harsh locations after a volcanic eruption. The new study could challenge existing beliefs ...

Aug 02, 2010 4.9 / 5 (8) 0

Nano bundles pack a powerful punch

Rice University researchers have created a solid-state, nanotube-based supercapacitor that promises to combine the best qualities of high-energy batteries and fast-charging capacitors in a device suitable ...

Aug 22, 2011 4.9 / 5 (8) 4 | with audio podcast

Digging deeper below Antarctica's Lake Vida

(PhysOrg.com) -- Antarctica's Lake Vida, a geologic curiosity that is essentially an ice bottle of brine, is home to some of the oldest and coldest living organisms on Earth. Perpetually covered by more than 60 feet of ice, ...

Sep 14, 2009 4.5 / 5 (8) 1