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animal life on Earth
2014-11-04 03:00:59

Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth.

Image 1 - Evidence For Iron-Rich Ancient Ocean Changes View Of Earth's Early History
2011-09-08 06:26:25

Discovery challenges previous models for environment in which early life evolved.

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2010-10-27 14:10:00

A spike in ancient marine phosphorus concentrations from 750 to 635 million years ago is linked to emergence of complex life, UC Riverside researchers say.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.