A study of two-billion-year-old salt found that the rise in oxygen that occurred about 2.3 billion years ago, known as the Great Oxidation Event, was much more substantial than previously indicated: "Instead of a trickle, it was more like a firehose."
A small fleet of long-range autonomous underwater vehicles will collect and archive seawater samples automatically, enabling scientists to track and study ocean microbes in unprecedented detail.
She is being recognized for revitalizing the theory of massive gravity, which revolutionized our understanding in the nature of gravity and the fundamental evolution of the universe.
Nearly 20 years in the making, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST, was being designed to investigate the mysterious force dubbed dark energy. But it is in danger of being canceled: President Trump's proposed NASA budget zeroes it out.
In this podcast interview, Ed DeLong, co-director of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE), describes his work, how he got into science and the challenges and the successes of his career.
Despite being tiny, cyanobacteria have a disproportionately large impact on the ecosystem. Kyle Frischkorn, a member of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology, describes the efforts to uncover the secret lives of diverse and remarkable microbes.