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Melting Scandinavian glaciers made Europe cool and dry

Scientists have found an explanation for one of the big mysteries in climate science with the help of 12,000-year old Swedish midges.

COP21: What does two degrees Celsius global warming look like?

Two degrees Celsius of global warming is the target for COP21 negotiations in Paris. But even this could lead to sea level rise as high as four metres.

Nature’s engineers keep forests tidy

Trees are tough, even when dead. But a carefully choreographed relationship between specific beetles and fungi is what helps reduce them to sawdust over decades.

Why interval training can lead to better conditioning

And why not everyone gets the same amount of benefit from a hard workout.

Scientists discover the cause behind prehistoric climate change

Scientists now know why the climate underwent dramatic changes at the end of the last Ice Age.

Europe hit by devastating tsunamis 8,200 years ago

New research shows how tsunamis hit Northwest Europe 8200 years ago, ravaging Stone Age coastal communities as far south as Denmark.

Loss of large animals has reduced global circulation of vital nutrients

Decline of large animals such as whales, sea birds, and salmon has led to a loss of 94 per cent of the transportation of nutrients on the planet.

Scientists rewrite the history of an ancient region

Origins of ancient Chinese landscape revealed by new study. Could hold important information on climate change.

This is what a 50-million-year-old bat looked like

Scientists have for the first time determined the colour of an extinct mammal: a bat that lived 50 million years ago.

Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Iron Age sacrifices

ScienceNordic was on the scene when archaeologists excavated a sacred bog from the Iron Age.

Swedish lizards are thriving under rising temperatures

A northern species of lizards are bucking global trends when it comes to climate change. New research shows that they can adapt quickly by laying their eggs earlier.

Bacteria in the atmosphere cause rain

Scientists think that bacteria in the atmosphere are playing an important role in making it rain.

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