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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 space telescope will reveal the light of the first stars and galaxies

The enormous James Webb telescope will soon be launched into space, and scientists are already looking forward to the new knowledge it will bring.

One quarter of the Arctic is a hotbed for overlooked greenhouse gas

New study shows how thawing Arctic peat releases large quantities of nitrous oxide—an overlooked greenhouse gas that is almost 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

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.

Danish Meteorological Institute has lost one third of its staff in four years

Nearly 100 jobs in forecasting, research, and communications have been cut at DMI since 2013. We should be worried, says former DMI scientist.

Ice age bacteria may reveal where to look for life on Mars

Scientists have cracked many evolutionary puzzles of how life on Earth originated under the sea. The results provide clues for where we may find life on Mars.

Big trees a threat to popular berries

The trees in Swedish forests are growing taller and denser through forestry practices but their growth comes at the expense of bilberry and lingonberry forest floor vegetation. Should pickers start worrying?

Africa has become greener in the last 20 years

Despite climate change and a growing population, Africa has become greener over the past 20 years, shows new study.

Scientist: We could find intelligent life in space within two decades

For the first time in human history, we have both the knowledge and the technology to search for alien life. And we may find it as early as the middle of this century.

What makes an animal clever? Research shows that intelligence is not just about using tools

The list of animals that use tools keeps growing, from chimps to birds and even octopuses. So is it time that we abandoned "tool use" as a measure of intelligence among species?

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.