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Animal teeth record how species live and die

New technique uses animals’ teeth to see how their environment changed throughout their lives.

Inuit hunted whales 4,000 years ago

Fossil DNA from kitchen midden deposits reveal masses of whale blubber, leading scientists to believe that Greenlanders hunted the ocean’s giants 4,000 years before anyone else.

Snake venoms’ deadly secret unlocked: study

Scientists move one step closer to developing a near-universal antidote that could treat a broad range of snake bites.

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?

OPINION: Should the Seed vault on Svalbard collect and preserve GMO-seeds?

Copenhagen Zoo antelope killed by fox

DNA analysis reveals the mystery killer of Copenhagen Zoo’s only duiker antelope.

New evidence that early chimps and bonobos interbred

Chimpanzees and bonobos have not always been able to keep their hands off each other. A new discovery could change our perception of how new species form.

Are aliens really trying to contact us?

Probably not. But why did two Canadian researchers think they were?

Time is running out to adapt to dramatic sea level rise

Eighty per cent of world’s coastal areas could experience more than 1.8 metres of sea level rise by 2100 if global warming exceeds two degrees Celsius by the middle of this century.

Arctic sea ice is approaching the limit of natural variability

Around 8,000 years ago, Arctic sea ice was lower than it is today--but rapid decline in the last 40 years means it is fast approaching this natural limit.

Female fish lose interest in colourful males

Norwgian researchers made a surprising discovery when they followed the mating habits of damselfish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scientists do away with Darwinian tradition

Scientists suggest a completely new way of classifying organisms that does away with conventional idea of species.

Cave paintings and bones reveal origins of European bison

Fossil DNA from bison bones reveals that the European bison was a cross between aurochs and bison. Cave painters depicted the species in detail, 15,000 years ago.

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