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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Apr. 6, 2017 — Earth's mantle is made of solid rock that nonetheless circulates slowly over millions of years. Some geologists assume that this slow circulation would have wiped away any geochemical traces of ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A study of the DNA in ancient skeletal remains adds to the evidence that indigenous groups living today in southern Alaska and the western coast of British Columbia are descendants of the first ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere will head towards values not seen since the Triassic period, 200 million years ago. Furthermore, by the ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Skeletons and shells first came into being 550 million years ago as the chemical make-up of seawater changed, a study ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce a remarkable new find - the first fossilized red blood cells from a mammal, preserved so perfectly in amber that ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — A potent genetic element has been uncovered in Earth's smallest life forms. A multitude of previously unidentified microorganisms possess a genetic element that enables them to ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Researchers reveal the family tree of the group of microorganisms responsible for 'inventing' the oxygen-producing photosynthesis that lets you breathe. They added the genomes of 41 ... read more

The Late Evolutionary Event That Gave Rise to Modern Life

Mar. 30, 2017 — The emergence of oxygen-producing bacteria more than two billion years ago gave rise to life as we know it today, and now a new study reveals that this happening might have occurred multiple ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back decades has unraveled a longstanding mystery of ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A new 430 million-year-old fossil has been discovered by scientists, and has been named in honor of Sir David Attenborough. The discovery is a unique example of its kind in the fossil record, say the ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Vertebrates once might have relied on a different mechanism for developing neurons in the gut, suggests a new ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — A new species and genus of a tiny freshwater copepod has been found in the Brazilian rocky savannas, an ecosystem under heavy anthropogenic pressure. Prior to the discovery, only one genus of its ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Through genetic mutations microorganisms normally have the ability to develop new properties over a short time scale. Researchers now show that microbes in the deep seabed grow in slow motion with ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — The end-Paleozoic witnessed the most devastating mass extinction in Earth's history so far, killing the majority of species and profoundly shaping the evolutionary history of the survivors. ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Fossil-like objects grew in natural spring water abundant in the early stages of the planet, an international team of researchers has discovered. But, they were inorganic materials that resulted from ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Scientists have found fossils of 1.6 billion-year-old probable red algae. The spectacular finds indicate that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have found the oldest fossil human cranium in Portugal, marking an important contribution to knowledge of human evolution during the middle Pleistocene in Europe and to the origin of the ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — New research has identified North America's oldest bison fossils and helped construct a bison genealogy establishing that a common maternal ancestor arrived between 130,000 and 195,000 years ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — A set of biochemical processes crucial to cellular life on Earth could have originated in chemical reactions taking place on the early Earth four billion years ago, believes a group of ... read more

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