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Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

Rapid ice melt in Greenland is driven by intense late summer rainfall, making the vast ice sheet even more vulnerable as the earth warms, new research shows.

Citizen Science in the Faroe Islands: Helps both hunters and animals

How do you obtain hunting figures in a country where there are no official hunting statistics? Citizen Science is the key.

Only one way to get rid of Spanish slugs

Forget all about beer traps and slug pellets. Only one method will rid your garden of irritating Spanish slugs, says scientist.

Chimpanzee hands and feet amputated by snares

Snares have wounded almost half the chimpanzees in a Ugandan national park. Scientists investigate how this affects the chimps’ lives.

Scientists: Sleep therapy beats sleeping pills

More people with severe sleep disorders should receive sleep therapy. It is at least as effective as sleeping pills, but without the side effects, concludes a new health report.

History of the Milky Way revealed: The age of distant planets

Until now, scientists knew the age of only a few distant planets. But new research provides precise dates for 33 stars and their planets.

Researchers: Drop ineffective drugs for psychotic children

Take kids off antipsychotics if they do not improve after four weeks of treatment, says new research. This will shorten ineffective treatment and reduce side effects.

When did Tibetans have sex with prehistoric humans?

Sex with ancient humans enabled the Tibetans to adapt to a life at 4,000 metres above sea level and sheds light on our own evolutionary history.

Learning in day care - is that what we really want?

Two-year-olds are now subjected to school-like learning. But is sitting still and neglecting playtime really the best thing for our children?

Parkinson's disease may start in the Stomach

New study shows Parkinson's disease begins in the gut and creeps up the vagus nerve to the brain, offering hope for new treatments