Earth's Microbes (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University researchers have received a Keck Foundation grant to develop new tools to study Earth's microbes. Credit Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.