Life existed on earth 4.1 billion years ago

New evidence for life on earth 4.1 billion years ago

In a report released 19 Oct 2015 (see also this New Scientist report and the original technical article), geochemists at UCLA announced evidence that life very likely existed 4.1 billion years ago, which is at least 300 million years earlier than the previous research consensus.

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New prehuman species “Homo naledi” found in South Africa

Sample skeleton found by Berger and his associates at the Homo Naledi site

In September 2015, a research team led by Lee Burger, who discovered the Australopithecus sediba fossils in 2010, announced that they have uncovered a treasure-trove of fossils from a new hominin species, which they have named “Homo naledi.” To date

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Study released on Dutch researcher’s “culture of fraud”

In a previous Math Drudge blog, on the growth in scientific fraud, we described the case of Netherlands social psychologist Diederik Stapel, who, based on an initial investigation, had been accused of serious and serial fraud in his work in the field of social psychology.

Now a more detailed report has been released on the

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