Monthly Archives: October 2009

Who cares about Stromatolites?

Stromatolites probably don't mean much to you. But they should. It's thanks to these blob-like "corals" that we exist. The only trick a Stromatolite has is to produce tiny bubbles of oxygen. Bubbles are produced by primitive algae-like micro-organisms called cyanobacteria, which live on the surface of the rocks - about three billion of them to the square yard - each of them capturing a molecule of carbon dioxide and a tiny beat of energy from the […]

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