Briefly: No, this isn't an alien forest, but a collection of organisms called rangemorphs. One of the first complex organisms ever to exist on Earth, around 575 million years ago, a new study reveals that their strange structure evolved to maximise the quantity of nutrients they could absorb from their aqueous surroundings. [PNAS via New Scientist]
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