This on-line news article reports that scientists have sequenced the genome of the first salt-loving extremophile, a microorganism that can survive in conditions 10 times saltier than seawater. This halophile, called...
This website contains a BBC Science and Nature program featuring black smokers. The site gives a brief overview of the program which focuses on black smokers and the attempts of one team of scientists, led by Professor...
This BBC News article provides general information on microorganisms that have been found 4 miles beneath the sea floor. These organisms are thought to influence climate and global chemical cycles such as the carbon...
British Broadcasting Corporation News Online article published July 2, 2004 on the discovery by The Hubble Space Telescope of as many as one-hundred new planets orbiting stars in our galaxy, almost doubling the number...
This news article reports that scientists recently discovered microbial communities thriving in the slag dumps of the Lake Calumet region of southeast Chicago where the water can reach a pH of 12.8. It describes how...
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