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Researchers working at a sedimentary rock formation in northern Labrador, Canada, say they have uncovered evidence of primordial life in 3.95 billion-year-old rocks. The discovery, which is already drawing scrutiny and some scepticism, suggests that microbial life emerged relatively quickly after the formation of our planet.

An international team of researchers say they have found fossils dating back to at least 3.77 billion years ago, making them the oldest fossils ever found on our planet. The discovery, though sure to attract scrutiny, has implications for our understanding of how life got started on Earth -- and how it may have emerged elsewhere.