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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.

Can wild animals have mental illnesses?

Blame it on humans when animals become mentally ill.

Kennewick Man’s genome suggests Native American ancestry

New genetic evidence turns existing theories on their head and settles a fierce debate over the remains of a prehistoric man once and for all.

New discovery: small planets have circular orbits

Scientists develop new method to measure planetary orbits. It can provide important clues on how the planets formed and whether they have the potential to host life.

Icebergs in the North Atlantic caused rain in the tropics

Ancient air bubbles trapped in Antarctic ice since the last Ice Age reveal how the climate was in the past.

Scientists find missing link of microorganisms

The tree of life has to be rewritten after a new type of microorganism was found recently in the depths of the ocean.

Bacteria eat electricity and convert it into biofuel

New research into electricity eating bacteria could revolutionise renewable energy.

The Norwegian who inspired Darwin

A Norwegian who spent time on the Galápagos Islands may have changed the history of biology.