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In politics, bad publicity is not better than no publicity

Constant presence in the media damages the government's approval ratings, shows new study.

Mega volcanoes caused earthquakes in the UK and Denmark

Geologists used to think that a massive meteorite strike 201 million years ago had left its mark in rock formations in England but new research points to extreme volcanic eruptions as the actual culprit.

Fashionable Vikings loved colours, fur, and silk

The Vikings were skilled warriors, traders, and explorers, but a more fashionable side might also have existed.

Diabetes diagnosis leads to weight loss

New study challenges conventional views by showing that people lose weight in the years after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

New theory: Planets formed from tiny glass beads

The Solar System was once full of small glassy spheres which were the basis for the formation of rocky planets, suggests new theory.

Personality goes beyond being introvert or extravert

The media's simplistic categorisation of our personalities as either introverted or extraverted can overshadow other important personality traits.

800-year-old rune stick unearthed during excavation of Danish city

A rune stick from the Middle Ages has been found in the centre of Odense. An unique find, say scientists.

Climate scientists: Plant woodland when we're draining wetlands

Wetlands can best be exploited as woodland if we intend to drain them anyway.

Inbreeding among mountain gorillas has no consequences

Scientists map entire genome of mountain gorillas and are surprised by what it reveals about inbreeding.

Scientists are trying to brew oxygen on Mars

New device makes oxygen from Mars’ atmosphere to pave the way for future astronauts on the planet.