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Lowly algae key to rise of complex life, study says

For nearly 3 billion years, the evolution of life on Earth remained mostly stalled at the single-cell stage, yielding a watery world teeming with bacteria. But then the melting some 650 million years ago of Snowball Earth — when oceans at the equator were frozen to a depth of 2 kilometers ...

/ Aug 16, 2017

Rare drug-resistant fungus found in 55 U.K. hospitals

A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday. Around a quarter of the cases of Candida auris have caused infections with symptoms, Public Health England (PHE) ...