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Ancient Evolution Mystery Solved?

natureheader | Jane Qiu | Posted 07.13.2014 | Science

One of the biggest riddles in Earth's history is why animals did not evolve after a spike in oxygen levels approximately 2.3 billion years ago. Instea...

Secrets Of Earth's Past Discovered In Famous Paintings

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science

Turns out there's way more to art than its aesthetic appeal. New research by Greek and German scientists suggests that some of the world's most celebr...

Old Rocks Yield New Theory Of Young Earth's Atmosphere

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

Today's climate change doesn't hold a candle to the chemical warfare waged on Earth more than 2 billion years ago. Before plants discovered the power...

What Ancient Rocks Reveal About Life On Earth, Other Planets

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

Oxygen may have filled Earth's atmosphere hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, suggesting that sunlight-dependent life akin ...

Telescope Spies Strange 'Red Arcs' In Sky

Posted 04.02.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 04/02/2013 11:45 AM EDT on LiveScience Glowing red arcs invisible to the naked eye ha...

REVEALED: What Kept Early Earth From Freezing

Posted 01.03.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 01/03/2013 02:06 PM EST on SPACE.com Collisions among molecules in early Earth’s atmosphere may have prevented ou...