News tagged with fossilized bacteria

Feast clue to smell of ancient Earth

Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.

Apr 29, 2013
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Plant power: The ultimate way to 'go green'?

Researchers are turning to plants and solar power in the search for new sources of renewable and sustainable energy that can support the transition from rapidly depleting fossil fuels to a bio-based society. An article published ...

Feb 02, 2012
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Student unlocks secrets of mercury

More than one billion people around the world depend upon fish for protein in their diet. But the threat of mercury poisoning, especially in children, has raised concerns about the safety of eating fish.

Oct 13, 2011
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Tracking viruses back in time

How long have viruses been around? No one knows. Scientists at Portland State University have begun taking the first steps toward answering this question.

Sep 06, 2010
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 A good week for fossil hunters

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the discovery of an extinct big-toothed sperm whale and possibly the earliest known examples of multicellular life, this week has been a good one for fossil hunters and experts, some ...

Jul 05, 2010
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