News tagged with multicellularity

Fossils on the Edge of Forever

Astrobiologists have not yet found alien life on other planets. But the fossil record has evidence of aliens of another sort: the Ediacarans that lived on Earth millions of years ago.

dateDec 14, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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How Volvox got its groove

Some algae have been hanging together rather than going it alone much longer than previously thought, according to new research.

dateFeb 19, 2009 in
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Signs point to sponges as earliest animal life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Even Charles Darwin was puzzled by the apparently sudden appearance in the fossil record of a great variety of multicellular creatures — a rapid blossoming known as the Cambrian explosion. ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in
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Voracious sponges save reef

Tropical oceans are known as the deserts of the sea. And yet this unlikely environment is the very place where the rich and fertile coral reef grows. Dutch researcher Jasper de Goeij investigated how caves in the coral reef ...

dateJan 13, 2009 in
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