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The world’s oldest fossils or oily gunk? New research suggests these 3.5 billion-year-old rocks don’t contain signs of life

By Birger Rasmussen, Adjunct Professor, The University of Western Australia
Janet Muhling, Adjunct Research Fellow, Earth Sciences, The University of Western Australia
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Ancient rocks from Western Australia may not contain the world’s oldest fossils – but they do preserve organic compounds that may have formed the raw materials for the first living cells.The Conversation

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