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November 21, 2014
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New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution

ANN ARBOR — A new paper from scientists in North America, Europe and China reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on our planet. From strange and exotic algae, mosses, ferns, trees and flowers growing … Continue reading

June 20, 2012
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Study Finds Ancient Warming Greened Antarctica

PASADENA, Calif. — A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation — including stunted trees — along the edges of the frozen … Continue reading

December 15, 2010
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What “Pine” Cones Reveal About the Evolution of Flowers

*Research genetically traces flowers to a single common ancestor* From southern Africa’s pineapple lily to Western Australia’s swamp bottlebrush, flowering plants are everywhere.  Also called angiosperms, they make up 90 percent of all land-based, plant life. New research published this … Continue reading

October 13, 2010
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Cloud-Based Computing System Helps Scientists Study the Breathing of the Biosphere

*Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, work with Microsoft Research to analyze vast amounts of data without supercomputers.* BERKELEY, Calif. — Studying the environment would be simple if it weren’t for one thing: Even an isolated ecosystem is unbelievably complicated. … Continue reading