Organic chemical origins in hydrothermal systems
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology reveal mechanisms for the formation of methane, which may have been a crucial stage in the origin of life on Earth.
Deepwater mining in Norway
The mid-ocean ridges where tectonic plates meet in the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans are seething with volcanic activity. The most active areas are deep under water, several thousand metres down. Ocean ...
Icelandic volcano's ash led to more CO2 being absorbed by oceans
(Phys.org) —The Icelandic volcano's ash plume that caused huge air travel disruption across Europe in 2010 resulted in the oceans absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) than usual, say scientists.
Warm springs may be best winter refuge for Florida manatees
Natural warm water springs may offer the best protection to Florida manatees trying to survive cold winter periods, according to research published Mar. 20 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Laiast ...
Turning glass into clay
The magic mineral and microbial processes that transform volcanic glass into clay have been identified, adding important knowledge to how clay is formed.
A new species of a tiny freshwater snail collected from a mountainous spring in Greece
A new minute freshwater snail species belonging to the genus Daphniola was found by a researcher from University of Athens (Canella Radea) in a spring covered by snow on Mt. Parnassos, central Greece. This study was publis ...
Thermophiles lurking in your basement
Ever wondered what exotic life forms may be lurking in the dark, hidden corners of your home? Scientists wonder too. Studies have shown that our modern plumbing systems provide sanctuary to a menagerie of ...
Measuring snow with a bucket, a windmill, and the sun?
In Maine, government scientists have figured out how to measure snowfall in remote areas with a bucket, a small windmill, and the sun - all the while saving money, energy, and, ultimately helping to save lives.
HiRISE Sees Signs of an Unearthly Spring on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- New images from the HiRISE experiment detail patterns of dust carried by gas from beneath the seasonal ice cap.