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Prehistoric porridge? First pots for plant cooking found

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 08:49
Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.

China finds new love for wildlife films

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 16:20
British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.

'Phone seismometers' prove their worth

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 17:12
An app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector helps citizens monitor tremors.

UK fishing industry 'will need EU market access' post Brexit

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 17:06
The UK fishing industry will need continued access to EU markets post-Brexit, a Lords report warns.

Mexico bid to save world's smallest vaquita porpoise

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 04:01
Mexican authorities try to save the world's smallest porpoise by seizing illegal fishing nets.

Road-free areas need better protection, study says

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:38
A global map of areas without roads shows large tracts of wilderness remain unprotected.

A walk through a laser-scanned forest

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 16:02
Why scientists are weighing the rainforests with lasers.

Antarctic 'pole of ignorance' finally addressed

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 14:01
European scientists have flown instruments back and forth across the South Pole to map its hidden depths.

Earth’s driest desert once had lakes

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 10:02
The Atacama Desert - the driest desert on Earth - may once have had lakes and wetlands, scientists report.

Former Nasa chief scientist says access to federal data is critical

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 09:55
Limiting access to federal research would do an "enormous disservice" to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist.

Pegasus rocket launches from underside of plane

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 08:05
Small satellites, meant to detect wind speed in stormy weather, blast off over Cape Canaveral on an air-launched rocket.

EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 05:39
Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world's most accurate.

Babies made from three people approved in UK

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 03:28
Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.

Light pollution dampens urban robins' song

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 02:56
The song and behaviour of the UK's favourite bird is being affected by light and noise pollution, a study reveals.

New marine life found in deep sea vents

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 19:41
Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.

New spider species resembles Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 19:18
A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.

Guerrilla archiving

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 16:51
Canadian "guerrilla" archivists will help in scramble to preserve US federal climate data.

How do you drill into a 500C volcano?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 14:50
Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.

World's hottest borehole nearly complete

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 14:41
Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.

Sentinels map Earth's slow surface warping

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 13:02
British researchers are now routinely mapping a great swathe of Earth's surface, looking for the subtle warping that ultimately leads to quakes.