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February 19, 2020

For over 100 years, scientists have studied the heat-loving microbial life in pools and springs on the surface of Yellowstone National Park. But what lives below the surface? “Every piece of evidence that we and others have collected over the years points to the presence

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February 19, 2020

The Onstott lab at Princeton University as part of a team led by  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors, Karen Lloyd, Tatiana Vishnivetskaya and Andrew Steen, and including Dr. Robert Hettich at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Dr. John Cliff at the Pacific

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CBS - 60 Minutes - February 9, 2020

An international team led by Princeton geoscientist Tullis Onstott, South African microbiologist Esta van Heerden and Belgian biologist Gaetan Borgonie, are pioneers in the search for life buried in the rock where no one thought it could survive.

Rebecca Basu, November 21, 2019

When scientists discovered a worm deep in an aquifer nearly one mile underground, they hailed it as the discovery of the deepest-living animal ever found. Now American University researchers, reporting in Nature Communications, have sequenced the genome of the unique animal, referred to as the ‘ Read more