This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation:

Scientists have found that unlike the gradual evolution in the animal kingdom, reproductive complexity in land plants evolved in two bursts, 250 million years apart. The first burst gave rise to seeds, and the second one flowers. Read about their findings here.

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And, researchers found that reducing errors in protein synthesis by engineering a specific mutation in flies, worms, and yeast led to heat stress resistance and extended lifespan. Read about their findings here.

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