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May 4, 2014
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MU Researchers Find Rare Fossilized Embryos More Than 500 Million Years Old

Study methods may help with future interpretation of evolutionary history. COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Cambrian Period is a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared in the fossil record. Also dubbed the “Cambrian explosion,” fossilized records from this … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
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Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt

*In “The Great Dying” 250 million years ago, the end came slowly* The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to kill 90 percent of Earth’s marine life–and it killed in stages–according to a newly published report. It … Continue reading

February 20, 2011
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Oldest Fossils of Large Seaweeds, Worm-like Animals Tell Story of Ancient Oxygen

*Geobiologists uncover Davy Jones Locker of fossils near small village in south China* Almost 600 million years ago, before the rapid evolution of life forms known as the Cambrian explosion, a community of seaweeds and worm-like animals lived in a … Continue reading