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Why you should consider buying those expensive frozen peas

According to one researcher, most uf us are eating poor quality peas.

Meteors shed light on our solar system's early days

New analyses of a handful of meteorites from the outer reaches of the solar system hold clues to its very origins.

Electrons can jump between trees

A new study shows that electrons can jump long distances through wood, which means that timber can transfer a small amount of electric charge.

Why bears can be obese and healthy

Bears put on huge amounts of fat, but don't suffer from heart problems and diabetes. Researchers think that the animals’ gut microbes might provide an explanation.

How climate change changed the face of marine science

The amount of marine science papers on climate change has doubled every five years since the release of the first UN report on climate change in 1990.

Neanderthals could have survived in Scandinavia

New research shows that southern Scandinavia was warm enough for Neanderthals to settle. So why didn’t they?

Calling all armchair scientists: ESA releases Greenland satellite data

The European Space Agency launches website with access to satellite data, images, and animations of the Greenland ice sheet.

Deceleration of the Greenland ice sheet caused by 11,000-year-old events

Events that happened 11,000 years ago are still affecting the behaviour of the Greenland ice sheet today, causing it to decelerate.

The plant that went to sea

A long, long time ago one of the planet’s flowering plants did the equivalent of a 180 degree about-face, heading back to sea. Now it will never return to land.

Determining the age of a star just got a bit harder

Old stars just keep on going and rotate even faster, making it difficult to estimate their age.

Ocean acidification might not spell doom for shellfish

New study claims that ocean acidification may not have such alarming effects on calcified marine animals as many scientists have predicted.

Northern carnivorous dinosaur was a vegetarian

An overlooked clue preserved in 123 million-year-old sandstone deposits debunks the belief that meat-eating dinosaurs roamed the island archipelago of Svalbard