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Deadly virus discovered in Scandinavian geese

A virus that plagues wild geese in North America has now been detected in Scandinavia.

Mathematician will regulate your emotions with music

A mathematical model will help users of online music services to find the music that best suits their mood.

COP21: What does two degrees Celsius global warming look like?

Two degrees Celsius of global warming is the target for COP21 negotiations in Paris. But even this could lead to sea level rise as high as four metres.

Half of Amazon Rainforests on the verge of extinction

Up to 57 per cent of all tree species in the Amazon Rainforest are on the verge of extinction, shows new research.

Algae: the future sustainable super crop

Research into algae makes it increasingly clear that these plants have huge potential for the sustainable production of everything from food to medicine.

Ice Age hunters reveal new line of European ancestry

Scientists discover a new line of European ancestry in the Caucasus Mountains, which suggest that we are the result of a mixture between four groups.

Large animals have removed 80 per cent of forests

Without large animals such as elephants, deer, and bison, much of the world would quickly return to forest, shows new research.

Football saves the bones of prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer are at risk of developing osteoporosis, but this can be avoided with 32 weeks of football training.

Irrigation is the source of inequality

Water scarcity in the past laid the ground for large differences in wealth and political power today.

Frequent blood donors live longer

A new study shows that people, who donate a lot of blood, suffer no serious ill effects and may even live longer than less frequent donors.