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Greenland wants ruby birth certificates

GREENLAND: Geologists in Greenland are developing methods to determine the place of origin of rubies and sapphires, and hope to boost their exports of these precious stones.

Remote corner of Greenland mapped in 3D

GREENLAND: Geologists have mapped a remote corner of northern Greenland in 3D for the first time and discovered new information about events that happened millions of years ago.

Ice Age Europeans migrated back to Africa

Fossil DNA suggests that the early Europeans migrated back to Africa during the Last Glacial Period, around 45,000 years ago.

Caves will reveal Greenland climate from before the ice sheet

GREENLAND: A team of scientists has explored some of the most remote caves on Earth to uncover Greenland’s climate before the ice sheet formed. Preliminary results are exciting, say scientists.

Launching a swarm of rockets to find the cause of GPS chaos

Solar storms can paralyse modern communications. Researchers will now launch a swarm of rockets to find out why. Their goal is to develop better space weather forecasts.

Greenland melt linked to weird weather in Europe and USA

GREENLAND: The Arctic is warming more than anywhere else and Greenland might be melting faster than previously thought. See how this could affect you in our interactive map.

Sun can emit superflares every 1000 years

The Sun has the potential to emit massive ‘superflares’ every 1000 years, say scientists.

What causes spring fever?

Is it a pure biological response that makes us lustier and happier in the spring? Or is it just because we think we’re supposed to feel that way?

Dark matter: how can we know if it exists?

There may be a whole invisible galaxy in the middle of the Milky Way, with dark suns and planets, and maybe even dark life.

Can animals and plants tolerate more radioactivity than us?

Animals are thriving in Chernobyl's radioactive habitat. Are they better able to withstand radiation than humans?

Scientist: No evidence of extreme drought and floods in the twentieth century

Climate records show no evidence of increasing extremes in wet-dry climate in the twentieth century that is projected by current climate models, shows new study.

Arctic plants help cool the planet

GREENLAND: Global warming is making Arctic plants release compounds that might help cool the planet. But don’t expect it to outpace global warming.