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Marine bacteria are the climate’s wild card

How much carbon dioxide will the ocean be able to absorb in the future? A new study of marine bacteria brings us closer to the answer.

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.

Humans and dogs: Is our friendship genetic?

Swedish researchers have discovered the genes that make dogs man’s best friend.

Humans spread around the world in a single wave of migration

The largest genetic study to date concludes that all humans alive today are descendants from a single wave of migration.

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2016

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

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.

Horses can communicate through symbols

Horses can learn to use symbols to tell their owner if they are cold, shows new research.

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.

New theory explains how metals melt and freeze

Physicists have discovered how the melting process works at extreme pressures such as those found inside the Earth’s core.

Is Iceland's Katla volcano crying wolf?

OPINION: The Icelandic volcano's rumblings do not necessarily mean that airspace chaos is imminent

Seaweed plays a surprisingly large role in global climate

Scientists urge for greater protection of kelp forests as a new study shows that they remove more carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought.

World’s oldest vertebrate discovered in Greenland

GREENLAND: The discovery of a 512-year-old Greenland Shark shows how little we still know about the ocean, say scientists.