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Finding the roots and early branches of the tree of life

A study published in PLoS Computational Biology maps the development of life-sustaining chemistry to the history of early life. Researchers Rogier Braakman and Eric Smith of the Santa Fe Institute traced the six methods of carbon fixation seen in modern life back to a single ancestral form. read more
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Early infant growth rate linked to composition of gut microbiota

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

The composition of gut microbiota in a new-born baby's gut has been linked to the rate of early infant growth, reports research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The findings support the assertion that the early dev... Read Post

Following life's chemistry to the earliest branches on the tree of life

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Scientists have traced the development of life-sustaining chemistry to the earliest forms of life on Earth. Read Post

Climate Research needs Re-direction

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That? (3 hours ago)

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on “climate research” especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits... Read Post


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