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Ancient crops are the future for our dinner plate

VIDEO: New research project aims to revolutionise the way we eat.

New technology can improve immunotherapy

A new technology could take us a step closer to more successful cancer treatment by immunotherapy, shows new study.

New cure for rare childhood diseases enters final phase of trials

If trials prove successful, a cure for previously untreatable rare childhood diseases will follow.

This super camera will search for signs of life on Mars

VIDEO: In 2020 a new probe will be sent to Mars. Aboard will be a new camera with x-rays and a super lens to search for previous life on the red planet.

Humans spread around the world in a single wave of migration

The largest genetic study to date concludes that all humans alive today are descendants from a single wave of migration.

DNA confirms Australian Aboriginals are the oldest civilisation still around on Earth

The first large genetic study of Australian Aboriginals gives new insights into one of the planets oldest living civilisations.

Religion alone does not cause civil war

Conflicts arise when people are excluded from political influence in their own country, concludes a new study.

Greenland Ice Sheet has already caused nearly five metres sea-level rise

New calculations show the true extent of ice melt from the Greenland ice sheet over the past 23,000 years.

Viking sailors took their cats with them

The largest genetic study of cats reveals how our furry friends spread out across Europe, Asia, and Africa, and even hitched a ride aboard Viking ships.

When will the Arctic be ice free?

Sea ice is declining rapidly and the prospect of an ice-free Arctic is drawing ever closer. But when will it happen? We cut through the headlines to bring you the facts.