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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.

The female scientist who discovered the core of the Earth

The "Grande Dame” of seismology, Inge Lehmann, began her career at a time when few women held senior positions in science. But that did not stop her from being the first to provide evidence of the Earth’s inner core in 1936.

Why do these birds throw themselves off cliffs?

The Arctic murre has a curious habit of flinging themselves out of the nest before it is old enough to fly. Now scientists know why.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Blame it on your liver

New research shows that a certain hormone produced in the liver could explain your sweet tooth and help produce new treatments to reduce people’s cravings for sugar.

Climate Scientists build laboratory under the ice with a balloon

Climate scientists working in Greenland can now construct field laboratories using a giant balloon. The result is a hall under the ice suitable for scientists and visiting tourists.

Soldiers play when they are at war

War and play have increasingly become blended together, with negative consequences for a young soldier’s perception of war, say researchers.

Researchers discover letters written to the Sun King’s wife

Letters written to Louis XIV’s wife give a unique insight into seventeenth century religion, shows a new PhD thesis.

Why immigration is such a sore subject for some

Fear of infection and disease could drive anti-immigrant sentiment, shows new research. It is a phenomenon that dates back to our early evolutionary history.