Oxygen linked with the boom and bust of early animal evolution

Extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion, according to a new study. The...

Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record

Newcastle University scientist plunges 7,180 metres into the depths of the Java Trench to become the deepest diving Brit in history. Dr Alan Jamieson,  was...

Ancient DNA shows migrants introduced farming to Britain from Europe

Farming was brought to Britain by migrants from continental Europe, and not adopted by pre-existing hunter-gatherers, indicates a new ancient DNA study led by...

Oxfordshire chalk stream protecting pipeline reveals Iron Age secrets

A multi-million pound Thames Water project to protect the future of a rare Oxfordshire chalk stream has revealed some fascinating and gruesome discoveries dating...

Scientists chart history of Greenland Ice Sheet for first time

New research charts the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on global sea levels throughout history to present day. Scientists from The University of Manchester, Queen’s...

New European map shows rate of shoreline change

A map which shows the rate at which European coastlines are changing has been released by the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). The...

Earth’s recovery from mass extinction could take millions of years

How long will it take our biosphere to recover from the current climate crisis? It’s a question that makes for a sobering examination of...

The fate of the earth?

In five billion years our sun will run out of fuel, expand into a red giant and finally collapse into a small, faint object called...

Use of nanotechnology could create ‘perfect’ heirloom watch that never loses time

The ‘perfect watch’ that never loses time thanks to nanotechnology is being explored in a new partnership between university researchers and the world’s leading...

Breakthrough research could see crops grown using much less water

A team of scientists has revealed a new, sustainable way for plants to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake for photosynthesis while reducing water usage. The...