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Video: Sylvia’s Earle’s plea to protect the ocean

Sylvia Earle says in her new video; “Your world is blue. If you look at it from space, that image alone should have inspired us to think we that, …

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Tiny, insect-eating animal becomes earliest known primate

A tiny, insect-eating animal with slender limbs, a long tail and weighing in at no more than 30 grams, has become the earliest known primate in the …

Primate fossil believed to be world's oldest discovered in China – video

Scientists display what they believe to be the oldest primate fossil ever found. Using digital reconstruction, the Chinese team generates an image of …

The Week In Numbers: World's Oldest Primate, Big Bang Mystery Solved, And More

<b>55 million years</b>: the age of the sedimentary rock strata in which scientists discovered this skeleton of a <i>Archicebus achilles</i>, the oldest-known primate fossil<p><b>90 days</b>: the record-breaking time in which a Chinese firm plans to build the world's next tallest building, the 2,750-foot, 220-story Sky City<p>…