3.7-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Could Be Evidence Of Earliest Life On Earth

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This microscope image made available by Matthew Dodd in February 2017 shows a filament attached to a clump of iron at lower right in rock found in Quebec, Canada. The structures appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. (Matthew Dodd via AP)

Scientists have discovered fossils they believe may shed light on the origins of life on Earth. The fossils were unearthed in Canada, and could be more than 4 billion years old.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Dominic Papineau, a lecturer University College London who was part of the team that discovered them.

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