A Brief History of Life: Survival Is Hard

A Brief History of Life: Survival Is Hard

It turns out life may have gotten its start pretty early in Earth’s history, and while the first couple billion years saw several important developments, the period was still dominated by very simple life forms. This is our first installment in a four-part series on the history of life!

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