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Underground valleys discovered in Denmark

Denmark is riddled with underground valleys created during the last ice age, shows new research.

Sponges grew carnivorous in ocean depths

A Norwegian researcher has found that all species of this odd creature share a common ancestor.

Greenland seaweed helps combat ocean acidification

Kelp forests around Greenland take up enough CO2 to locally offset ocean acidification and protect local shellfish, shows new research.

Dinosaur colours and surroundings recreated from fossils

Fossilised colours breathe new life into theories on how and where dinosaurs lived.

New theory explains formation of unique rocks

Scientists have discovered how unique rocks in a meteor crater in South Africa formed. It is a big step forward, say scientists.

What is a pure tone?

Most of us can recognize when music is out of tune. Why can we hear this, and what exactly is a pure tone?

Arctic soils: a ticking climate time bomb

Carbon emissions from Arctic soils threaten to greatly accelerate climate change by 2050.

“Irreversible” glacier retreat in West Antarctica began 70 years ago

The retreat of the Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic ice shelf began in the 1940s, kick-started by the arrival of warm water from the Pacific Ocean.

Animal teeth record how species live and die

New technique uses animals’ teeth to see how their environment changed throughout their lives.

Inuit hunted whales 4,000 years ago

Fossil DNA from kitchen midden deposits reveal masses of whale blubber, leading scientists to believe that Greenlanders hunted the ocean’s giants 4,000 years before anyone else.

Snake venoms’ deadly secret unlocked: study

Scientists move one step closer to developing a near-universal antidote that could treat a broad range of snake bites.

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?

OPINION: Should the Seed vault on Svalbard collect and preserve GMO-seeds?