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Scientists Claim To Have Found Earliest Fossils

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The oldest microfossils ever found were discovered in a 3.4 billion-year-old sandstone at the base of Strelley Pool in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. (Photo courtesy: D. Wacey/UWA)

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about a new claim by scientists that they have identified the oldest fossils ever; sulfur-eating bacteria that lived nearly three and a half billion years ago.

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