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Physicists discover an "ozone layer" on distant exoplanet

The exoplanet WASP-121b has a stratosphere that absorbs radiation from the planet’s star.

Study: Light has “surprisingly” large effect on depression

Hospital rooms with lots of sunlight reduce the amount of time that people suffering from depression spend in hospital by up to 30 days, shows new research.

CRISPR breakthrough ignites hope of using pigs as organ donors

Scientists have effectively switched off virus genes in pig DNA, bringing us one step closer to using pigs as organ donors for humans.

Giant skates almost extinct in Scandinavia

A new study shows that skates, sharks, and sturgeon are the most threatened fish in Europe.

Glaciers are vital for Greenland’s fisheries

But as the glaciers retreat on land, this could all change.

NICER will reveal the mysteries of neutron stars

Did you know that neutron stars have many of the same properties as black holes? The big difference being that we can actually see them. A new NASA-mission has just set out to explore the many mysteries of neutron stars.

Predicting the next big flood in Greenland

A new study shows precisely how surface melt on the Greenland ice sheet is transferred into the rivers that drain the vast inland ice. Scientists are ready to implement an early warning flood system.

People exercise less when they live next to noisy traffic

The likelihood of taking daily exercise falls by five per cent for every ten decibels of noise, shows new study.

Archaeologists: Cities deserve better treatment

Urban archaeology is one of our best archives of the development of society and people. Until now it has been neglected but this can and must change, say two archaeologists.

Old vaccines can protect against a range of other diseases

New research shows that the vaccinations for smallpox and tuberculosis can protect against a range of other diseases.