The mission of C-DEBI is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins.
What is this thing called life? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering how life works and what makes animals, plants and microbes "alive." Organisms don't remain the same forever. Without change, life on Earth would stagnate. Species are in a constant dance with their environment. When an environment changes, the species that live within must change too, evolving to better adapt in order to survive. The end result is the diversity of life we see around us.
Researchers have made a surprising discovery in worms about the role of calcium in pain signaling. They have built a structural model of the molecule that allows calcium ions to pass into a neuron, triggering a signal of pain. These discoveries may help direct new strategies to treat pain in people.
The Spinosaurus is rediscovered.
In this video, University of Florida professor Tim Martin explains his work in the woods.
Jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico help researchers identify environmental changes in the water. Dr. Monty Graham at the University of Southern Mississippi studies these massive jellyfish swarms that can stretch for many, many miles.
Bacteria swim with bodies and flagella
In this video, Professor Costa describes his work studying the winter foraging ecology of weddell seals in Antarctica through the use of sophisticated satellite tags and physical examinations.
Scientists are reconstructing the climate history to gauge the potential contribution to sea level rise
Over a period of five months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bacteria consumed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Fire ants are on the move across the Americas.
A University at Buffalo-led research team reports that prehistoric glaciers reacted rapidly to a brief cold snap, providing a rare glimpse of glaciers' response to past climate change.
This imaging technology provides unprecedented 3-D views of an intact brain's neural structure and its vast internal connections.
A look at some of the exciting scientific and technological advancements being made in Earth and space science to ensure public safety and economic security in the face of natural disasters.
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.
Footage of the never-before seen deep-sea angler fish, Chaunacops coloratus
Michael Heithaus studies how tiger sharks affect one particular ecosystem--Shark Bay, Australia
Data amounts to an electronic diary of the wild cat's reactions and activities, as well as movements
Scientists discover juvenile whale shark aggregating in the Red Sea
Decades-old amber collection offers new views of an ancient world