Cascade of Events' Caused Cambrian Explosion
Cascade of Events' Caused Sudden Explosion of
Animal Life, Science Daily, September 19, 2013
New Approach to Explaining Evolution's Big Bang
In-Depth, New York Times, September 19, 2013
The paper is:
M. Paul Smith and David A. T. Harper. Causes of the
Cambrian Explosion. Science, 20 September 2013:
1355-1356 DOI: 10.1126/science.1239450
Related articles are:
Cambrian explosion was indeed marked by lightning-
fast evolution, NBCNews.com-by Tia Ghose
and an earlier paper about the Cambrian Explosion:
Peters, S. E., and R. R. Gaines. Formation of the ‘Great
Unconformity’ as a trigger for the Cambrian explosion.
Nature. vol. 484, no. 7394pp. 363-366.
Abstract is at:
PDF file is at
While Googling, I accidentally found the above paper is cited by:
Koschwanez, K. H., K. R Foster, and A. W Murray, 2013,
Improved use of a public good selects for the evolution of
undifferentiated multicellularity. eLife 2013;2:e00367.