Rocks found in Greenland reveal Earth was once covered in an ocean of magma

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CAMBRIDGE, England — Earth was nothing more than a giant ocean of lava 3.6 billion years ago, according to new research. The planet’s oldest rocks show that the planet’s magma sea was hundreds of miles deep and stretched across Earth’s surface. The rocks also contain the earliest evidence of microbial life and plate tectonics. “There …

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Genetic variant found in people from Greenland makes eating sugar healthy

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Could sugary sweets actually be a healthy part of your diet? Believe it or not, it happens to be a fact for some people living in Greenland who carry a very special genetic variant. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen say up to three percent of Greenlanders are able to process sugar differently, …

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