‘Hobbit’ Humans Much Older Than Previously Thought

I do love a good scientific controversy. I don’t mean the false kind of controversy peddled by climate change deniers and creationists, I’m talking about genuine arguments going on between real scientists at the cutting edge of human knowledge. Science is frequently portrayed as a close minded, dogmatic exercise in back slapping and reaffirming of… Read More ‘Hobbit’ Humans Much Older Than Previously Thought

Ancient Crystal Could Push Back Record of Life by Hundreds of Millions of Years

Interesting news. Scientists have potentially discovered the hallmarks of the earliest ever life on earth. It takes the form of tiny particles of 12carbon-rich graphite in a crystal of zircon. The crystal was taken from Jack Hills in Australia, famous for the age of its rocks, and is only 70 or so microns across. Of… Read More Ancient Crystal Could Push Back Record of Life by Hundreds of Millions of Years