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Take a tour of an Arctic monitoring site

GREENLAND: Explore how scientists in Greenland are monitoring environmental change in the Arctic with our interactive map of the GEM-monitoring site.

Culture is a strong evolutionary drive among killer whales

New study provides insights of killer whale behaviour and the evolutionary interplay between genes, environment, and culture.

Pumping CO2 into volcanic rock transforms it into limestone in record time

The greenhouse gas was pumped into basalt rock and turned into limestone in just two years.

Wild bees lose the fight for flowers

A new study confirms what researchers have thought for some time: Honeybees out-compete wild bees and bumblebees.

Greenland could be home to several coral reefs

GREENLAND: Four years ago Canadian researchers stumbled upon a coral reef off the coast of southern Greenland. Scientists now believe that it could be one of many.

Grizzly-polar bear hybrids spotted in Canadian Arctic

Call it a 'pizzly' or a 'grolar bear', this new hybrid may be here to stay, say scientists. But is this the end to the polar bear as we know it or the start of a new bear species?

Gay beetles get fertile sisters

Beetle study explains why same-sex sexual behaviours may be good for evolution.

Discovered unknown species deep underground

In pitch darkness, a kilometre below the surface, a ghostly insect hovers between cave walls. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” says researcher.

Why do female birds mate with more than one male?

Possibly for protection, according to one study. The potential fathers will work together to stop predators from attacking their young. Ths challenges established ideas about the passive female, says philosopher.

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.


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