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Study: we have pushed Earth beyond its limits

Four out of nine planetary boundaries have already been exceeded.

Mammoth extinction: new study questions comet theory

Did extreme weather changes kill off the woolly mammoths? Scientists continue to disagree.

New method reveals if you have too many genes

Scientists have developed an entirely new method of discovering dangerous changes in our genome.

Scientists test the survival skills of the world's most hardcore animal

The water bear is a strange animal that can survive severe cold, complete desiccation and cosmic radiation. Now scientists intend to find out what else this small creature can survive.

Could laser light and nanoparticles replace chemotherapy?

Scientists are investigating the possibility of eliminating malignant tumours using lasers. The collaborative efforts between physicists and doctors is already producing promising results.

Study links autism with circumcision

A new study suggests that circumcision increases the risk of developing autism. Pain could be a possible reason for the connection, says scientist.

Roman drunkard found on Danish island

A new archaeological find on the Danish island of Falster can be traced back to the first Roman Emperor, Augustus.

Greenland's Iron Age came from space

The basalt on Northern Greenland is visible evidence of the Inuits' use of iron before they had access to modern tools.

We become more motivated when we think we're playing a game

New research shows that we tend to get more captivated when we think we're playing a game -- even if it isn't interactive.

Stress during pregnancy increases risk of child eczema

New study links increased risk of child eczema to mother's stress during pregnancy.

When science promoted sugar as healthy

Studies in the 1970s showed that people couldn’t get overweight or develop cardiovascular diseases from consumption of carbohydrates such as sugar. A Norwegian professor thinks we are still paying for this mistake.