The floor is lava: after 1.5 billion years in flux, here’s how a new, stronger crust set the stage for life on Earth

Author: Fabio A Capitanio, Oliver Nebel, Peter Cawood
Date: 3/12/21
The floor is lava: after 1.5 billion years in flux, here's how a new, stronger crust set the stage for life on Earth Shutterstock Fabio A Capitanio, Monash University; Oliver Nebel, Monash University, and Peter Cawood, Monash University Our planet is unique in the Solar system. It’s the onl...

Blind shrimps, translucent snails: the 11 mysterious new species we found in potential fracking sites

Author: Jenny Davis, Daryl Nielsen, Gavin Rees, Stefanie Oberprieler
Date: 16/2/21
There aren’t many parts of the world where you can discover a completely new assemblage of living creatures. But after sampling underground water in a remote, arid region of northern Australia, we discovered at least 11, and probably more, new species of stygofauna. Stygofauna are invertebrates t...