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A supernova might have abetted a mass extinction on earth

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role in a minor mass extinction that happened 2.59 million years ago.

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

"There is intense interest in creating artificial photosynthesis as an alternative energy source"

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a warmer Earth

Posted in Featured, Science on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today.

Bees suffer from pollution confusion, says new study

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Bees look for flowers using their enhanced sense of smell, but air pollutants could be making it harder for them to sniff out possible food sources.

Earths biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

We might have managed to recognize only 2% of Earths biodiversity.