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Greenland Ice Sheet has already caused nearly five metres sea-level rise

New calculations show the true extent of ice melt from the Greenland ice sheet over the past 23,000 years.

Viking sailors took their cats with them

The largest genetic study of cats reveals how our furry friends spread out across Europe, Asia, and Africa, and even hitched a ride aboard Viking ships.

When will the Arctic be ice free?

Sea ice is declining rapidly and the prospect of an ice-free Arctic is drawing ever closer. But when will it happen? We cut through the headlines to bring you the facts.

Earth set for large-scale wildlife reshuffle

Totally new climate regimes have already emerged this century and further changes are likely to cause new species assemblages to appear throughout the world, shows new study.

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2016

OPINION: Scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute give the Greenland ice sheet its annual health report.

Fossil DNA reveals new theory on colonisation of America

New theory: The first Americans could not have migrated via the ice-free corridor as most scientists believe.

Vitamin C supplements increase effectiveness of cancer treatment

When cancer treatment was combined with vitamin C supplements it became more effective at killing cancer cells.

Extreme bacteria can photosynthesise in near total darkness

New study explains how some bacteria manage to photosynthesise in very little light. The discovery could lead to improved solar cells.

Diabetics could live eight years longer with special treatments

There is light on the horizon for some type 2 diabetic patients, shows new research. Patients lived significantly longer when following an intensive form of treatment that tackles a broad range of symptoms.

Burnt cheese casts light on 3,000 year-old family drama

When someone in Bronze Age Denmark quickly disposed of a burnt pot, they unintentionally provided archaeologists with a unique find.