Bacteria found near abandoned mines could shed light on early Earth

Acidified water draining from abandoned mines, studied primarily as a modern environmental hazard, may offer insight into the oxygenation of Earth’s early atmosphere and development of life on other planets, according to a new study.

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Researchers uncover 200-year-old sunspot drawings in Maine

When the summer of 1816 was abnormally cold, with severe frosts in June and snow in July, Reverend Jonathan Fisher did what he always did: He documented it in his journal.