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Africa has become greener in the last 20 years

Despite climate change and a growing population, Africa has become greener over the past 20 years, shows new study.

Hazardous substances are still distributed long after being banned

It can take decades for the EU to ban a substance that contains endocrine disrupting chemicals and even then sales of products containing these chemicals can continue for years.

EU authorities too slow: People exposed to endocrine disrupters for decades

It takes decades to ban substances suspected of containing endocrine disrupters. The process is far too slow and could have consequences for our health.

Scientist: We could find intelligent life in space within two decades

For the first time in human history, we have both the knowledge and the technology to search for alien life. And we may find it as early as the middle of this century.

800-year-old well casts new light on medieval murder

How did a young woman come to be buried on unconsecrated ground almost 1,000 years ago? A new archaeological discovery could cast light over the story.

People who faint are twice as likely to lose their job

Fainting could be an indicator for unemployment—especially for young people, shows a new study of 21,000 participants.

Bad chemistry: Chemical companies fail to comply with EU regulations

Chemical companies are required to document that their chemicals are safe but the majority withhold or submit incomplete information to the European authorities, allowing dangerous substances to stay on the market.

How much more environmentally friendly is it to eat insects?

Insect farms emit 75 per cent less carbon and use half as much water as poultry farms, shows new study.

Scientists solve forensic mystery

A new study has big implications for future murder cases, where forensic scientists struggle to identify a time of death.