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Can cheese help keep heart disease at bay?

The French diet is heavy on wine and cheese, but despite that fact heart disease is uncommon in France. A new study suggests that cheese may be the reason why.

Ancient living soil microbes discovered over two kilometres beneath the seafloor

A new study has drilled deeper into the seabed than ever before, and discovered a thriving community of ancient soil microbes, tens of millions of years old

Mysterious link between people from South America and Australia

Two DNA studies show that South Americans have an unexpected link to indigenous people of Australia and Melanesia, but disagree on how and when the Americas were populated

Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

Rapid ice melt in Greenland is driven by intense late summer rainfall, making the vast ice sheet even more vulnerable as the earth warms, new research shows.

Citizen Science in the Faroe Islands: Helps both hunters and animals

How do you obtain hunting figures in a country where there are no official hunting statistics? Citizen Science is the key.

Only one way to get rid of Spanish slugs

Forget all about beer traps and slug pellets. Only one method will rid your garden of irritating Spanish slugs, says scientist.

Chimpanzee hands and feet amputated by snares

Snares have wounded almost half the chimpanzees in a Ugandan national park. Scientists investigate how this affects the chimps’ lives.

Scientists: Sleep therapy beats sleeping pills

More people with severe sleep disorders should receive sleep therapy. It is at least as effective as sleeping pills, but without the side effects, concludes a new health report.

History of the Milky Way revealed: The age of distant planets

Until now, scientists knew the age of only a few distant planets. But new research provides precise dates for 33 stars and their planets.

Researchers: Drop ineffective drugs for psychotic children

Take kids off antipsychotics if they do not improve after four weeks of treatment, says new research. This will shorten ineffective treatment and reduce side effects.