A team of researchers studying plants has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters.
Some good news, for a change: a new genetic analysis indicates that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive global warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings.
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US scientists have come up with new evidence that the key ingredients for life were brought to our planet by comets, billions of years ago.
Huge swathes of the world could become too hot for human beings to survive, if current worst-case scientific projections of global warming turn out to be true.