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The goal of the Visible Paleo-Earth (VPE) project was to visualize the evolution of Earth surface from paleo-climates to today. Check out the earth from 750M years ago to the present.

Our entire composition comes from the cosmic dust of exploding stars. You are literally the stuff of stars...

Mystery fossil turns out to be giant fungus

Scientists have identified a giant, prehistoric fossil that has evaded classification for more than a century, as a fungus. The 20-foot-tall (6-metre) organism with a tree-like trunk was a fungus that became extinct more than 350 million years ago. Samples of the giant fungi (Prototaxites) have been found all over the world from 420 million to 350 million years ago during a period in which invertebrates only were on dry land. No animals with a backbone had left the oceans yet.