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Genetics have remained constant for 8,000 years in world’s melting pot

There is surprising genetic stability in one of the world's most culturally diverse regions: the meeting point between Europe and Asia.

Extinct species of giant amphibians discovered in Greenland

A 210 million years old skull found in East Greenland tells a story of a gigantic salamander-like amphibian sporting a set of large fangs.

Scientists: Three years left to reverse greenhouse gas emission trends

We have until 2020 to reverse the trend of greenhouse gas emissions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, say scientists. Missing the deadline will cause severe economic disruption.

New discovery could rewrite Viking fortresses’ history

Pottery shards question conventional understanding of Denmark’s Viking ring fortresses.

Vitamin D can boost immune system’s fight against one of the world’s biggest killers

New study shows how vitamin D could help millions of people who are currently at risk of contracting tuberculosis. But more studies are needed, say scientists.

How fake larvae revealed predator patterns around the world

Scientists released an army of fake insect larvae to investigate how predators attack their prey—the tropics officially win as the world’s “hardest place to survive.”

A cholera sample from 1853 could cast new light on epidemics

Scientists are hoping to open a bottle with, perhaps the oldest ever, cholera-containing stool sample taken from a patient during the 1853 cholera epidemic in Copenhagen.

Citizen Science: Help a Historian

If you want to help dig into the past, then check out these citizen science projects

Sceptics claim no evidence of endocrine disruptors harming people

There is insufficient evidence that endocrine disrupting chemicals are harmful for people, says a group of scientists. But this view goes against mainstream scientific opinion.

New weather forecast system makes predictions faster and more accurate

Denmark launches a world-first weather forecast system that can provide more accurate forecasts by the hour, using just a fraction of the computing power of conventional models.