Daily Archives: September 1, 2016

Greenland | Hints of oldest fossil life found in Greenland rocks

How long has Earth harbored life? Chemical signatures found in hardy microscopic crystals called zircons point to a beginning about 4.1 billion years ago. But finding fossilized remains of microbes—undoubtedly the creature of the day—is a far more difficult task. Now, scientists say they have identified fossilized microbial mats, called stromatolites, in Greenland that date to about 3.7 billion years ago—nearly 300 million years older than the previous fossil record holder. The find may help guide scientists searching for life on other planets.

Ukraine | Big war coming: DPR prepares for civilians’ evacuation from firing line

USA | Ukraine and the Dumbed-Down New York Times Columnist

I was reading the latest smug piece by New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, when I came across the most amusing example of being what you’re criticizing.

Brazil | ‘Temer out!’ Pro-Rousseff protests rage across Brazil denouncing impeachment

Supporters of Dilma Rousseff staged mass protests following the impeachment of the country’s first female president. As Michel Temer took charge of the country, pro-Rousseff rallies took place in at least ten states, with some resulting in violence.