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Research Shows How Life Might Have Survived 'Snowball Earth'

October 10, 2011

 Harding Ice Field New research indicates that simple life in the form of photosynthetic algae could have survived a "snowball Earth" event, living in a narrow body of water with characteristics similar to today's Red Sea. Full Story

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