Oldest Fossils Ever Found Show Life on Earth Began Before 3.5 Billion Years Ago

MADISON, Wis. Dec. 20, 2017 – Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. The study, published today [Dec. 18, 2017] in […]