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Scientists: football has changed dramatically

New research on the Premier League shows that professional football players are sprinting more and more. And it is changing the way the game is played, say scientists.

The Viking Age should be called the Steel Age

OPINION: The Viking Age harks back to the glory days of the Nordics, but the name is all wrong. It should instead be called the Steel Age, says Danish archaeologist.

Arctic soils: a ticking climate time bomb

Carbon emissions from Arctic soils threaten to greatly accelerate climate change by 2050.

Bio-refineries could reduce imports of environmentally harmful soy

Animal feed mixed with imported soy beans is a drain on the environment. A new report suggests that environment-friendly protein can be produced in bio-refineries.

New treatment increases life expectancy of cervical cancer patients

Women now have a much better chance of surviving cervical cancer thanks to the new treatment protocols.

“Irreversible” glacier retreat in West Antarctica began 70 years ago

The retreat of the Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic ice shelf began in the 1940s, kick-started by the arrival of warm water from the Pacific Ocean.

5,000-year-old cob reveals the origins of corn

Genetic analyses of a 5,000-year-old corncob shows how early farmers modified what would go on to become one of the world’s most important crops.

How plants use chemical weapons to protect themselves

Scientists have discovered how plants fend off insects and fungal attacks using chemical poisons like hydrogen cyanide.

Uncovered First World War documents reveal widespread state censorship

The Danish government practised heavy surveillance and censorship of telecommunications during the Great War.

High-fat cheese can be part of a healthy diet

There may be no need to opt for low-fat option when shopping for cheese, shows new study.