Fossil ‘balls’ are 1 billion years old and could be Earth’s oldest known multicellular life

Fossil ‘balls’ are 1 billion years old and could be Earth’s oldest known multicellular life Scientists have discovered a rare evolutionary “missing link” dating to the earliest chapter of life on Earth. It’s a microscopic, ball-shaped fossil that bridges the gap between the very first living creatures — single-celled organisms — and more complex multicellular …

Incredible sophistication of 5,000-year-old temple complex on Orkney Island

Incredible sophistication of 5,000-year-old temple complex on Orkney Island In 2014, a groundbreaking excavation of a prehistoric temple complex on the Scottish island of Orkney revealed that the Neolithic inhabitants of the island were far more advanced than initially realised. As well as a large collection of ancient artifacts that reflect a complex and culturally-rich …