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Did life begin on land rather than in the sea?

For three years, Tara Djokic, a Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales Sydney, scoured the forbidding landscape of the Pilbara region...

Ancient animal thought to be first air breather on land loses...

Some good scientific sleuthing by an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin has helped rewrite one of the earliest chapters in the...

Volcanoes: Referees for the life on Earth

At the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, 200 million years ago, some 60% of species living on Earth disappeared. Scientists suspected that magmatic activity and the release...

New insights into the ancestors of all complex life

A team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple...

Sea level as a metronome of Earth’s history

Sedimentary layers record the history of Earth. They contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that...

Oldest evidence of life on land found in 3.48 billion-year-old Australian...

Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have pushed back by...

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life...

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about...

Biochemical ‘fossil’ shows how life may have emerged without phosphate

One major mystery about life's origin is how phosphate became an essential building block of genetic and metabolic machinery in cells, given its poor...

Study breathes new life into 2.3 billion year old ‘Great Oxidation...

Research led by the University of St Andrews and published yesterday (Monday 6 February) in Nature – provides new insight into how life evolved...

Rare meteorites challenge our understanding of the solar system

Researchers have discovered minerals from 43 meteorites that landed on Earth 470 million years ago. More than half of the mineral grains are from...

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