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Plants Appeared on Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Scientists Thought
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Plants grew on land 100 million years earlier than scientists previously thought, new research suggests, pushing our understanding of life on Earth and even climate change back in time. This colonization had major implications from plant life to the makeup of the Earth's atmosphere itself. “Previous attempts to model these changes in the atmosphere have accepted the plant fossil record at face value,” Jennifer Morris from the University of Bristol, U.K., and co-lead author on the study, explained in a statement. read more


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