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World's oldest fossils unearthed

2 March 2017

Matthew Dodd and Dr Dominic Papineau (UCL Earth Sciences and the London Centre for Nanotechnology) led a team that discovered remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth. Read: The Guardian, More: National Geographic, New York Times, The EconomistWashington Post, BBC News, TIME, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, CNNUSA Today, The Times (£), BuzzfeedForbes, BloombergGlobe and Mail, CBC News, New Scientist (£), NPRIndependent, The Telegraph, Sky News, BBC World Service 'Newshour' (from 39 mins 16 secs)BBC World Service 'Newsroom' (from 13 mins 57 secs), BBC World Service 'Science in Action'CBC Radio 'As It Happens', i News, Huffington PostITV News, The Sun, Mirror, The Express, Mic, Smithsonian Magazine, Reuters, New York Magazine, ABC News (Australia)CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, Fox News (video), Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Welle (2)Metro, Gizmodo, China Daily, The Guardian (2), BBC News (2)The ConversationUCL News