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“Early Earth”

Dec 2, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Sometime in the distant future, the Earth once again will have a massive supercontinent, and today's beachfront real estate will be a lot less desirable.
Oct 27, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Telltale signs of life have been discovered in rocks that were once 12 miles (20 kilometers) below the surface — some of the deepest chemical evidence for life ever found.
May 30, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Richard Farrell
Four-billion-year-old sample suggests modern-day Iceland is our best bet for an example of how Earth's continents first formed.
Nov 14, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
The story of how life changed the face of the Earth may be more profound than previously envisioned and could lead to new clues for detecting life on exoplanets.
Nov 12, 2013 10:00 AM ET // Katia Moskvitch, SPACE.com
A new hypothesis gives the moon credit for cooling a hot, early Earth to the temperatures necessary for life to evolve.
Oct 15, 2013 06:40 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
One geologist thinks Earth has been banged up a bit more than previously thought -- never allowing the 'Snowball Earth' global ice age to develop.
Sep 26, 2013 06:15 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Oxygen may have filled Earth's atmosphere hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.
Jun 26, 2011 04:19 PM ET // John D. Cox
Modern climate models fail to reproduce rapid climate changes in the past and so are unable to accurately project the future.
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