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Planet Photo
August 8, 2018
Yale researchers have provided a new explanation for why Earth’s early climate was more stable and warmer than it is today. When life first evolved more than 3.5 billion...
Earth's Crust
August 7, 2018
It is often said that earthquakes occur as a result of plate tectonics: when two plates collides or go through each other at plate boundaries, earthquakes occur. In a new...
Ancient Biosphere Illustration
August 2, 2018
A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere...
Sea Sediments Photo
August 1, 2018
On an ancient seafloor, burrowing animals appeared and churned up sediment as a sort of opening act for the Cambrian explosion, the rapid emergence and spread of...
Fossils
July 30, 2018
Yale researchers Christopher Whalen and Derek Briggs conducted a comprehensive survey of marine life during the Paleozoic Era and came away with a new explanation for the...
June 7, 2018
In a paper published in Current Biology (June 4th) former graduate students Daniel Field (University of Bath) and Tyler Lyson (Denver Science Museum), together with Professor...
June 5, 2018
Rising oceanic and atmospheric oxygen levels through time have been crucial to enhanced habitability of surface Earth environments. Few redox proxies can track secular...