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The Biochemistry of Beer: Why the Source of Sugar Matters - Inverse

This is one of the simplest and oldest biochemical processes on the planet. But before that transformation is possible, you need the sugar itself. Sugar is one of the most important substances in nature. The competition for it, the complex interplay of ...

Animal-Free Test Methods Get a Boost at International Toxicology Conference - PETA (blog)

PETA (blog)
How can nanomaterials—tiny particles that are increasingly used in products ranging from paint to tennis rackets—be tested without forcing animals to inhale them? How can toxicologists switch from animal tests to superior computer- and human cell ...

Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)
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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

BBC News: 'Oldest' Ape-man Fossils Revealed
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Scientists unveiled the remains of a hominid said to be six million years old.

Life Through Geologic Time: A Pictorial History of Life on Earth
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Provides a pictorial look at the geologic time scale, beginning with the Precambrian through the Holocene.

Earth Life Web
United States

Facts and explanations about insects and birds categorized by groups.

PBS: Life Beyond Earth
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Companion site to the Timothy Ferris film includes resources for the questions, are we alone and is anybody listening.

Evolution of Life on the Earth, The
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Scientific American article by Stephen Jay Gould.

Palaeos: The Trace of Life on Earth
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Dedicated to providing detailed information on the history of life on Earth. Addresses palaeontology, evolution, geochronology, systematics, and ecology.

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Advocates knowledge building, conservation, and wise use of biodiversity resources, the driving force in sustaining the Earth's life-supporting systems.

Division on Earth & Life Studies
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The National Academy of Sciences is a non-governmental, non-profit organization chartered by the US Congress in 1863 at the request of President Lincoln. The Academy has two missions: to honor the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and health professionals with membership, and to serve the nation with independent, expert advice. The Division on Earth & Life Studies is one of six subject area divisions that enlist the nation's top experts to resp

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
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PBS site offering an introduction to microbes, an integral ingredient in our planet's ecosystem.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Division on Earth and Life Sciences
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Advancing the life sciences and applying science to analysis and alleviation national problems. Site has information on and reports from NAS boards on Biology, Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and Radiation Effects Research, and the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research.