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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.

Wolves love and fear forest roads

In recent years we have become far more likely to encounter wolves on the Scandinavian Peninsula. A major reason is that Homo sapiens and Canis lupus lupus both like to get from point A to point B as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

Mega volcanoes caused earthquakes in the UK and Denmark

Geologists used to think that a massive meteorite strike 201 million years ago had left its mark in rock formations in England but new research points to extreme volcanic eruptions as the actual culprit.

Better monitoring of tropical forests

Aerial and satellite images that are tested on forests in Norway provide better monitoring of both Norwegian and tropical forests.

New theory: Planets formed from tiny glass beads

The Solar System was once full of small glassy spheres which were the basis for the formation of rocky planets, suggests new theory.

Did inbreeding and poor health kill the mighty mammoth?

Two mammoths, living 40,000 years apart, could hold the secret genetic history of these mighty creatures.


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