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Primordial Fossils of Earth's 1st Trees Reveal Their Bizarre Structure
Live Science
The specimens belong to a group of trees known as cladoxylopsids, which are known to have existed from the Middle Devonian to the Early Carboniferous periods, from about 393 million to 320 million years ago, long before dinosaurs walked the Earth.
Fossils from the world's oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen beforePhys.Org

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The world's first trees grew by splitting their guts
Science Magazine
The scientists estimate cladoxlopsids could have been 8 to 12 meters tall. This growth strategy has not been seen in any other tree in Earth's history, says Xu Hong-He, a paleontologist at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology in China who ...
Research posits earliest tree growth methodEurekAlert (press release)

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IUPUI receives NSF grant to enhance geosciences education, expand community engagement
EurekAlert (press release)
"Most undergraduates with an interest in science, especially those who attended urban public schools, discover earth and environmental sciences too late to select these fields as majors, meaning they seldom go into geosciences careers," said the NSF ...


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