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Shallow Origins

In finding answers to the mystery of the origin of life, scientists may not have to dig too deep. New research is shedding light on shallower waters as a possible location for where life on Earth began.

dateDec 22, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Rich Ore Deposits Linked to Ancient Atmosphere

(PhysOrg.com) -- Much of our planet's mineral wealth was deposited billions of years ago when Earth's chemical cycles were different from today's. Using geochemical clues from rocks nearly 3 billion years old, a group of ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Digging for answers to climate change

Forty miles off the Jersey Shore, an international team of scientists is grappling with a worrisome phenomenon: The oceans are slowly rising. The researchers are not studying the sea itself. Living for weeks at a time on ...

dateJul 19, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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