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Early plant organics increased global terrestrial mud deposition through enhanced flocculation

An irreversible increase in alluvial mudrock occurred with the Ordovician-Silurian evolution of bryophytes, challenging a paradigm that deep-rooted plants were responsible for this landscape shift. We tested the idea that increased primary production and plant organics promoted aggregation of clay into flocs in rivers and facilitated mud deposition on floodplains. In experiments, we observed that…

Why people love to hate Robinhood

Never has a company been so popular, and also so hated.Why it matters: We’re now at a key inflection point in the Robinhood saga that’s likely to determine whether having a snazzy app with name recognition is all you really need to overcome internal weaknesse…

Facebook’s booming business, sinking reputation

Data: Company Filings; Chart: Axios VisualsFacebook’s business may be booming, but for the first time in the company’s history, that doesn’t seem to be enough to convince Wall Street its future is bright. The big picture: Several Facebook executives have told…