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Discovery Institute

Discovery Institute
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:15:00 -0700

... other "modern" traits in Ediacaran creatures is not clear at all. They seem to be grasping at straws to fill in the gap before the Cambrian explosion. But those quotes above show that they recognize the stark difference between Ediacaran and ...
 
New Scientist
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:00:00 -0700

A BIG shrimp-like animal is the oldest known swimmer that sieved food out of the water, like today's krill and baleen whales. By half a billion years ago, there were passive filter feeders like sponges sitting on the ocean floor. But palaeontologists ...

Voice of America (blog)

Voice of America (blog)
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:19:02 -0700

Last week we told you about an Australian study that suggested that the evolution of life during the Cambrian Explosion took place at five times the rate it occurs today. Now, another group of scientists from Britain, in their newly published study ...
 
PlanetSave.com
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:01:15 -0700

Was the 'dawn of carnivores' the cause of the broad explosion of animal species and body plans/structures during the Cambrian period 540 million years ago? That's what new research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is ...
 
Discovery Institute
Wed, 02 May 2012 06:25:16 -0700

Cambrian life was still unlike almost everything alive today. Although several phyla appear to have diverged in the Early Cambrian or before, most of the phylum-level body plans appear in the fossil record much later (Budd and Jensen 2000). Using ...
 
Salt Lake Tribune
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:38:50 -0800

Can these contestants part with 40 cases of chili so outdated that the cans have swollen to twice their size? What about 1,000 two-liter soda pop bottles filled with water so stagnant that it has pre-Cambrian life forms drifting inside? I'm working on ...

PLoS Blogs (blog)

PLoS Blogs (blog)
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:47:29 -0700

He also brings us a guest post by Latha Menon, who studies pre-Cambrian life in a rich assemblage in Newfoundland. She points out something I didn't realize, which is that none of these early lifeforms is known by its fossils. Everything scientists ...

Sydney Morning Herald

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:41:45 -0700

Marine biologists have identified two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped creatures that don't belong to any known taxonomic classification. Say hello to a completely new genus: Dendrogramma. Back in 1986, the authors of the new study pulled ...
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