Origin and evolution of life

Discover evolution of life on earth, plant evolution, sea animals evolution, bird evolution, silicon based life, multicellular life, world’s oldest fossils, animal biodiversity, bacterial life, bird like dinosaurs, rare ancient worms, animal speciation. Also get to know about Earth’s earliest life and how photosynthesis began producing oxygen billion years ago.

  • A new study has detailed the potential mechanism behind bioluminesence in dinoflagellates.
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  • A new study has detailed the potential mechanism behind bioluminesence in dinoflagellates.
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  • A new study shows that the vast majority of vertebrates descended from a common ancestor with an electroreceptive 'sixth sense.' The study provides new insight into the evolution of life on our planet.
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  • New research shows that oxygen-breathing bacteria thrived on land 2.48 billion years ago - 100 million years earlier than previously thought.
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  • Researchers have turned a virus into an engineering tool for building structures that mimic one of nature's most important structural proteins.
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  • ¿Han existido los virus desde que la vida apareció por primera vez en la Tierra? Para entender la historia de los virus los científicos están estudiando si las salinas y las aguas termales preservan firmas virales.
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  • Have viruses been around since life first appeared on Earth? To learn about the history of viruses, scientists are exploring whether salt beds and hot springs preserve viral signatures.
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  • New research shows that terrestrial biodiversity recovered much faster than previously thought after a major mass extinction in Earth's history. The study provides new insight into the connections between Earth's biosphere and environment.
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  • New research indicates that the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) of life on Earth had a structure that would be recognizable as a cell.
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  • New research shows that reefs recovered faster than previously thought after Earth's largest mass extinction.
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