How the News page works

The stories below were created by the Sanford Lab Communications Department, the Berkeley Lab Operations Office or other institutions. The In the News link provides links to news media stories, arranged in descending chronological order. The press releases link includes both copy and photos from recent press releases.

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Critical Access: The Yates Shaft

May 1, 2015

The Ross and Yates shafts are critical to science—today and in the future—at Sanford Lab. Last week’s Deep Thoughts looked at the Ross rehabilitation project, it’s role in future research projects, and the unique challenges the crews face. This week, we’re focusing on the importance of top-down maintenance in the Yates Shaft and the crucial role it, too, has in science at Sanford Lab. 

SD Mines studies extreme life

May 5, 2015

The Sanford Lab underground is teeming with microscopic life. And Dr. Rajesh Sani has identified more than 9,000 microorganisms living in rocks, soil, water and even wood. His group has collected samples from levels all the way down to 5,000 feet, catalogued them, and written papers about them for nine years. 

DUGL sees Nepalese earthquake

April 1, 2015

On Saturday, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, one of the poorest countries on Earth. The 7.8 magnitude temblor, followed by a 6.7 magnitude aftershock, destroyed villages and towns, trapped hundreds on Mt. Everest, and took the lives of more than 4,000 people. Many news sources say that number is expected to grow as rescuers reach remote areas.