World’s oldest fossils could give clues about life on Mars

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This cluster of cells is one example of the spheroidal and ellipsoidal microfossils found at the 3.4-billion-year-old.

Scientists say life thrived on Earth 3.4 billion years ago even though the world still had no oxygen.  But now they say they have the world’s oldest fossils to prove it.

 

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Study: Women Have Called the Shots at Home for Millions of Years

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‘Alpha cavewomen’ roamed the plains while slothful menfolk stayed at home, according to a study.

It’s finally been confirmed what every woman from Raquel Welch to Wilma Flintstone has always suspected.  The female of the species was very much the boss even back in prehistoric times.

 

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NASA Scientist Claims to Have Discovered Alien Life in a Meteorite

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Research claims fossilised bacteria from meteors appear similar to bacteria found on earth – like Titanospirillum velox.

A Nasa scientist believes he has discovered an alien life form which may explain how life on earth started and has called on any scientist worldwide to try and prove him wrong.

 

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Oldest Fossilized Shrimp in the world found!

Geologists study rare well-preserved creature showing muscles

Rodney Feldmann, professor emeritus, and Carrie Schweitzer, associate professor, from Kent State University’s Department of Geology report on the oldest fossil shrimp known to date in the world. The creature in stone is as much as 360 million years old and was found in Oklahoma. Even the muscles of the fossil are preserved.

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Neanderthals Were More Promiscuous Than Modern Humans?

Also great with spears. These were days when you did NOT make your wife mad!

Fossil finger bones of early human ancestors suggest that Neanderthals were more promiscuous than human populations today, researchers at the universities of Liverpool and Oxford have found.

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Neanderthals with STYLE!

Um…. Time Machine please?

The theory that later Neanderthals might have been sufficiently advanced to fashion jewellery and tools similar to those of incoming modern humans has suffered a setback. A new radiocarbon dating study, led by Oxford University, has found that an archaeological site that uniquely links Neanderthal remains to sophisticated tools and jewellery may be partially mixed.

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Fossils of “Extinct” Technology

 

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Easy come, easy go?

Everybody is used to see old dinosaur bones like fossils, but have you ever seen a joystick in that form? Christopher Locke wanted to show how today’s technology has improved so that “old” technology like cassettes, Nintendo and floppy disks are almost extinct. Today you can hardly find a computer that supports floppy disks, and have you seen a cassette in the music shops lately? Every piece of technology is changing so fast that it’s hard to keep updated. Every year there are thousands of new products out on the market…

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Origins of Multicellularity: All in the Family

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One of the most pivotal steps in evolution-the transition from unicellular to multicellular organisms-may not have required as much retooling as commonly believed, found a globe-spanning collaboration of scientists led by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute.

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New Human Species Discovered: Mitochondrial Genome of Previously Unknown Hominins from Siberia Decoded

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Archaeologists in the Denisova Cave in August 2005 where the tiny piece of finger bone was found.

An international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig has sequenced ancient mitochondrial DNA from a finger bone of a female found in southern Siberia. She comes from a previously unknown human species, which lived about 48,000 to 30,000 years ago in the Altai Mountains in Central Asia.

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Flowering Plants May Be Considerably Older Than Previously Thought

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A new analysis of the land plant family tree suggests that flowering plants may have lived much earlier than previously thought.

Flowering plants may be considerably older than previously thought, says a new analysis of the plant family tree.

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