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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...

Simple fats, amino acids to explain how life began

Life is a process that originated 3.5 billion years ago. It emerged when the basic components of the cells that we know today, in...

First humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years. This has been...

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