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Crazy Cambrian creatures

Credit: Katrina Kenny & Nobumichi Tamura
A crustacean with 3,000 lenses in its eyes, 6-foot-long shrimplike creatures and organisms that looked like tulips emerged hastily (from an evolutionary…Read More »

perspective) on the scene some 520 million to 540 million years ago. And now scientists have figured out just how quickly evolution was occurring during evolution's "big bang."

And it was fast by most measures, five times quicker than occurs today.

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