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.

  • Long-held theories about how dinosaurs became dominant on Earth some 230 million years ago may have to be re-written. A new study shows that when dinosaurs appeared, they may have co-existed with other animals rather than replacing them on the food chain.
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  • New research shows that massive volcanic eruptions may have played a role in one of Earth's largest mass extinction events. Many theories have been put forth about the causes of the Permian extinction, but now scientists may have found an answer.
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  • New research shows that massive volcanic eruptions may have played a role in one of Earth's largest mass extinction events. Many theories have been put forth about the causes of the Permian extinction, but now scientists may have found an answer.
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  • A new video game is teaching gamers the principles for designing molecules of RNA. Each week, the top designs from the game will be synthesized in a biochemistry lab for scientists to study. RNA is one of the key regulators in living cells. Studying RNA
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  • Two of the greatest mass extinctions in Earth's history may have been caused by the loss of diversity in the oceans. New research shows that the die-off of species may have ultimately led to the collapse of marine ecosystems. The study could be an ominous
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  • Previously, scientists believed that the oceans became oxygen-rich about 600 million years ago. However, new research shows that the oceans experienced an 'oxygen-poor' period around 499 million years ago - soon after animals appeared. The study could provide new clues about how Earth's biosphere and
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  • A team of researchers has constructed artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells. The achievement could help scientists 'build' new biological systems, and provide new information about the origin and evolution of life.
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  • Researchers are studying some of the earliest skeletons in order to better understand the ancient advancement of animal life.
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  • Studying the way in which bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own regulatory processes is revealing secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems. The research provides new insight into the evolution of life on our planet.
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  • Researchers studying an ancient collapse of Earth's marine life have shown that invasive species can disturb the natural process of new species formation and trigger mass extinctions. The study provides information about the processes that affect the evolution of Earth's biosphere.
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