A team of researchers exploring the seafloor off Alaska last week recovered a peculiar brassy-yellow object at a depth of over 3.2 kilometres. The researchers still don’t know what it is. “While we were able to collect the ‘golden orb’ and bring it onto the ship, we still are not able to identify it beyond…
A team of researchers in South Africa put a bit of rock under a microscope and found the remains of 3.42-billion-year-old life. Those fossils — the squiggly, microscopic remains of organisms that subsisted on methane — broaden the scope of what habitats were suitable for life on Earth during the Archean Eon.