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Ammonium fertilised early life on Earth

A team of international scientists, led by St Andrews, has demonstrated a new source of food for early life on the planet.

20 May 2019Research

Antarctic Ocean CO2 helped end the ice age

A team of scientists, led by St Andrews, has shown that rapid CO2 release from the ocean around Antarctica helped end the last ice age.

24 October 2018Research

New evidence for early life on Earth

Chemical analyses of the oldest pieces of Earth suggest our planet was habitable 700m years before the date of the earliest fossil.

25 September 2018Research

Watery Earth mystery solved by dust

St Andrews scientists may have helped solve the mystery of why there is so much water on planet Earth.

14 September 2018Research

Two-billion-year-old salt rock reveals rise of oxygen in ancient atmosphere

New information revealed about the transformation of Earth's atmosphere into an oxygenated environment.

23 March 2018Research

Earth holds the key to detecting life beyond our solar system

Atmospheric modelling lays foundations of detecting exoplanet biosignatures.

19 February 2018Research

New research could provide insight into future climate change

Surface temperatures of the Eocene epoch were significantly warmer than today, providing an insight into future climate change modelling.

22 January 2018Research

Mystery of rare volcanoes on Venus

Play-doh planet too hot for volcanic activity

30 May 2017Research

Biogenic haze formation fuelled planetary oxidation

Revealing the hazy details of the Great Oxidation Event

14 March 2017Research

Nitrogen Revolution: study breathes new life into 2.3 billion year old ‘Great Oxidation Event’

Nitrogen captured in ancient rocks from South Africa provides fresh insights into the co-evolution of Earth and life

7 February 2017Research