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Ghost Dolls and Swimming Pigs: The Strangest Islands in the World - Sputnik International


Sputnik International
Some remote islands are almost a world unto themselves, thus it is not surprising that they are home to such unusual forms of life, with flora and fauna that could not exist anywhere else on Earth. Take a look at the world's most mysterious islands in ...

Discovery of kidney structure challenges current understanding of renal physiology - University of Bristol


University of Bristol
Previous studies into this microscopic structure have avoided using the physiological pressures of blood in preparing the kidney. Much like pumping up a tyre, without the correct pressure, the tiny blood vessels and tubules within the kidney structure ...

Life in the fast lane: Ecologists say dispersal ability linked to plants' life cycles - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
To that end, Beckman, with colleagues James Bullock of the United Kingdom's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Rob Salguero-G√≥mez of the University of Oxford, used the massive COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database, an online repository containing ...

Tiny Fossils may be Earth's Oldest Life

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Article from the New Scientist on studies by William Schopf of UCLA of certain ancient Australian rocks using a technique called laser Raman analysis.

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    Tiny fossils may be Earth's oldest life - 06 March 2002 - New Scientist
    A fierce debate over tiny imprints in ancient terrestrial rock could rewrite the textbooks on the early evolution of life on Earth

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