World's Oldest Colors Shed Light On Ancient Life

Scientists from Australia, Japan and the US have uncovered what they're calling the oldest colors on Earth. Dating back more than a billion years, the bright pink pigments are the remains of some of the earliest microscopic organisms that once inhabited an ancient ocean, and their discovery helps fill a gap in the fossil record... Continue Reading "World's oldest colors" found in billion-year old fossils Category: Science Tags: Africa Algae Australian National University Colors Fossils Micro-organisms Related Articles: Light-bending algae boost organic solar cell efficiency Diverse microfossils suggest extraterrestrial life should be widespread Wizard-hat amoeba gets named after Gandalf Video: IBM's AI microscopes use plankton as living water sensors

World's Oldest Colors Shed Light On Ancient Life

Bright pink 1.1-billion-year-old molecules from deep beneath the Sahara desert are now the oldest biological colors that scientists have discovered so far, and could shed light on why complex, ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Discover Magazine

"World's oldest colors" found in billion-year old fossils

Scientists from Australia, Japan and the US have uncovered what they're calling the oldest colors on Earth. Dating back more than a billion years, the bright pink pigments are the remains ...

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Gizmag

Scientists discover the world's oldest colors

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered the oldest colours in the geological record, 1.1 billion-year-old bright pink pigments extracted from rocks ...

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Scientists reveal they have found the world's oldest color

According to a recent study, bright pink is the world's oldest color, having been discovered in rocks that are 1.1 billion years old.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from FOXNews

Scientists discover the oldest color in the world - CNET

It's more than a billion years old. It's from fossilized chlorophyll. And it isn't the color you think it is.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from CNET

Researchers find oldest pigmented biological molecules — they’re bright pink

It's still pink, after all these years.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from ZME Science

Earth's Oldest Color Dates Back More Than 1 Billion Years

Think pink.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Livescience

Scientists Discover Oldest Color

On Wednesdays (1.1 billion years ago), we wear pink: Scientists have discovered the oldest colors in geological record. Bright pink shades extracted from rocks deep beneath Africa’s Sahara ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Geek.com

The world's oldest color was bright pink

Bright pink pigments believed to be 1.1 billion-year-old have been extracted from rocks deep beneath the Sahara desert in Africa.

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

1.1 Billion-Year-Old Bright Pink Pigments Discovered

The oldest colors in the geological record have been discovered. At 1.1 billion-years-old, the bright pink pigments extracted from marine black shales of the Taoudeni Basin in Mauritania, West ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Science 2.0

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