Clinical pathology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39972/all en 'Underground Galapagos' excites scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/underground-galapagos-excites-scientists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Diverse underground ecosystems buried deep beneath the Earth's crust may offer clues to the origins of life on Earth, several recent studies have revealed.</p> <p>Whether it is tiny worms found wriggling in the depths of a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-africa">South African</a> mine or micro-organisms discovered six kilometers (3.7 miles) under the surface in <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/china">China</a>, subterranean life forms are found everywhere.</p> <p>"We are making incredible discoveries about the nature and distribution of deep microbial life," said Robert Hazen, executive director of the Carnegie Institution's Deep Carbon Observatory geophysical laboratory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/underground-galapagos-excites-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Clinical pathology Microbiology Technology AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:15:58 +0000 5785078 at http://www.globalpost.com