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multicellular organism
2014-09-26 07:55:55

For those involved in and interested in the history of life and its evolution - including the inception of multicellular eukaryotes (organism with cells) - Virginia Tech released some very exciting news recently.

2014-01-27 10:25:54

In the beginning there were single cells.

Land Life Earlier Than Thought
2013-07-22 14:37:42

Conventional theories have placed life on land for the last 500 million years, but a new study might push that back to 2.2 billion years.

First Definitive Proof Of Bacteria-feeding Behavior In Green Algae
2013-05-24 12:41:52

A team of researchers has captured images of green alga consuming bacteria, offering a glimpse at how early organisms dating back more than 1 billion years may have acquired free-living photosynthetic cells.

Extreme Algae Thieves Its Genes From Bacteria
2013-03-08 17:34:16

Researchers have found evidence one tough species of algae steals its ability to endure extreme environments from the bacteria it preys upon.

DNA Of Ancient Microorganisms Provide Clues On Origins Of Life
2013-03-08 11:41:26

Important genetic clues about the history of a group of ancient microorganisms called archaea and the origins of life itself have been discovered by a team of researchers.

2012-03-29 22:32:41

The scientists have studied the genomes of more than 500 organisms.

2012-02-28 11:47:38

The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy.

2012-02-21 15:10:48

Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.