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Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

Rapid ice melt in Greenland is driven by intense late summer rainfall, making the vast ice sheet even more vulnerable as the earth warms, new research shows.

History of the Milky Way revealed: The age of distant planets

Until now, scientists knew the age of only a few distant planets. But new research provides precise dates for 33 stars and their planets.

Volcanoes linked to cultural upheaval since early Roman times

Large volcanic eruptions have cooled the global climate many times in the last 2,500 years and coincided with devastating famine across Europe, new research shows.

The inherent reluctance of the brain

We may let ourselves be convinced, but our brains are programmed with a bias to say “no”.

Declining winter sea ice near Greenland spells cooler climate for Europe

OPINION: Loss of winter sea ice around Greenland and Iceland is affecting ocean circulation there, and could lead to a cooler climate for western Europe.

What do we do with our cats when we leave on holiday?

How long a vacation can I take away from my cat? Can I bring it along to my summer destination?

New feathered dinosaur species found in China

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur that once roamed the Asian continent.

Tiny creatures can save underwater meadows

A thriving population of amphipods and isopods are important contributors to the survival of eelgrass. The tiny crustaceans graze on algae that threaten the plants.

News from Rosetta: Mysterious holes help unlock secrets of the universe

Mysterious holes on the surface of comet 67P are photographed in unprecedented detail, helping to unlock the history of the solar system.

When did Tibetans have sex with prehistoric humans?

Sex with ancient humans enabled the Tibetans to adapt to a life at 4,000 metres above sea level and sheds light on our own evolutionary history.

Lounge lizards drawn to exercise in nature

People who are the least active are most tempted to change their ways if their exercise can be had in the woods or the outdoors. Those who already train systematically, on the other hand, are content to work out at a gym rather than in the wilds.

Why dinosaurs avoided the equator for 30 million years

Researchers have discovered why it took the dinosaurs 30 million years to capture the equator.


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