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February 09, 2016
Modern microbial ecosystems provide window to early life on Earth
Miami FL (SPX) Feb 04, 2016
New research from a University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led science team provides new insight into one of the world's most diverse and extensive ecosystems of living microbes. The study offers a new perspective on the growth and structure of rare, microbial reefs, called stromatolites, which are a window into the emergence and evolution of life on Earth. The international research team spent three years collecting data to map one of the few living str ... read more

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Significant changes in rhino bone health over 50 million years
While rhino species evolved and increased in size over 50 million years, their bones may have strained to support their massive and active bodies, according to a study published February 3, 2016 in ... more
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Smithsonian scientists discover butterfly-like fossil insect in the deep Mesozoic
Large butterfly-like insects known as Kalligrammatid lacewings, which fluttered through Eurasian fern- and cycad-filled woodland during the Mesozoic Era, have been extinct for more than 120 million ... more
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Expedition recovers mantle rocks with signs of life
An international team of scientists - recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean - have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shal ... more
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Land plant became key marine species
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Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet
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Research team identifies rare dinosaur from Appalachia
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Rabbit ancestor reveals ancient link between Asia and Europe
Amphilagus tomidai, a newly named mammalian species, lived in what is now Siberia some 14 million years ago. Researchers say the species is an ancestor of modern rabbits. ... more
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Antarctic Microbes Hold Clue to Earth's Oxygen
At the bottom of an icy Antarctic lake, a thin, slimy layer of bright green microbes is generating a tiny oasis of oxygen that might give a picture of what early Earth looked like before oxygen beca ... more
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Diamonds used to 'probe' ancient Earth
Diamonds dug up from ancient rock formations in the Johannesburg area, between 1890 and 1930 - before the industrialisation of gold mining - have revealed secrets of how the Earth worked more than 3 ... more
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200 million-year-old Jurassic dinosaur uncovered in Wales
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Mammal diversity exploded
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Burgess Shale fossil site gives up oldest evidence of brood care
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Life Exploded on Earth After Slow Rise of Oxygen
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Focus on mineral for clues to beginning of biological life
On the early Earth, light came not only from the sun but also from the incessant bombardment of fireball meteorites continually striking the planet. Now, the recent work of University of South Flori ... more
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Focus on mineral for clues to beginning of biological life on earth
In Earth's beginning, meteorites striking the planet to provide light may have carried an extraterrestrial mineral that, as it corroded in water, could have provided the essential chemical spark for ... more
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A wax shield to conquer the Earth
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Special collection explores origin and evolution of play
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Detailed picture of the chemical structure of oceans 520M years ago emerges
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Clemson scientist unravels the mysteries of a beetle that lived a million centuries ago
About 100 million years ago, a tiny beetle flew into a coniferous tree and became engulfed in its resin. Though the tree fell to ruin in a time long forgotten, a drop of its resin fossilized into am ... more
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Influence of geological history on the dawn of modern birds
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