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Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

A new study shows that iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence…

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Satellites help discover a jet stream in the Earth’s core

A jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that…

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Giving weight to Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’

A team of researchers from the University of Bristol studying the ‘living fossil’ Sphenodon or tuatara have identified a new…

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New research re-creates planet formation, super-Earths and giant planets in the laboratory

New laser-driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super-Earths and giant planet cores, and the conditions during the…

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New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not linked in humans

A new study from the George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) found that whereas…

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Global ethane concentrations rising again, says study

Global emissions of ethane, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, are on the uptick again, according to a new study…

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Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves

Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could…

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Oxygen was present in the atmosphere much earlier than previously assumed

Reconstructing the emergence and evolution of life on our planet is tightly linked to the questions as to when and…

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Scientists persuade volcanoes to tell their stories

Every volcano has a story, but, until now, most of these stories were shrouded in mystery. However, scientists from Trinity…

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Naturally occurring ‘batteries’ fueled organic carbon synthesis on Mars

Mars’ organic carbon may have originated from a series of electrochemical reactions between briny liquids and volcanic minerals, according to…

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