Microscopic Life in Oceanic Crust
October 10, 2013 | Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
"Although long thought to be devoid of life, the bottom of the deep ocean is now known to harbor entire ecosystems teeming with microbes. Scientists have recently documented that oxygen is disappearing from seawater circulating through deep oceanic crust, a significant first step in understanding the way life in the "deep biosphere" beneath the sea floor is able to survive and thrive." Quoted from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences press release.
Cheap Natural Gas in Manhattan?
November 13, 2013 | Businessweek.com
Very few things are cheap in Manhattan, however, on Halloween the price of natural gas there was 40 cents cheaper than in Louisiana. Although that was a short-term price instability the first new natural gas pipeline onto the island in 40 years should offer a little price relief.
The Largest Deep Earthquake Ever Recorded
September 22, 2013 | University of California Santa Cruz
"A magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck deep beneath the Sea of Okhotsk on May 24, 2013, has left seismologists struggling to explain how it happened. At a depth of about 609 kilometers (378 miles), the intense pressure on the fault should inhibit the kind of rupture that took place." Quoted from the University of California Santa Cruz press release.