The fossils are microscopic imprints, or “ghosts”, of single-celled plankton that lived in the seas millions of years ago

Discovery of ‘ghost’ fossils reveals plankton resilience to past global warming events

An international team of scientists have found a remarkable type of fossilization that has remained almost entirely overlooked until now. The fossils are microscopic imprints,...
Scientists working in partnership with fishermen have stumbled upon a new way of catching scallops using underwater “scallop discos”

Scientists accidentally discover “scallop discos” as an environmentally friendly fishing method

Scientists working in partnership with fishermen have stumbled upon a new way of catching scallops using underwater “scallop discos”, a breakthrough that could maximise...
New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, dispersed across Europe

New research reveals how the black rat colonised Europe in the Roman and Medieval...

New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, dispersed across Europe – revealing that the...

Risk of risk of intense tropical cyclones will double by 2050

Human-caused climate change will make strong tropical cyclones twice as frequent by the middle of the century, putting large parts of the world at...
A new method for detecting tsunamis using GPS satellites orbiting Earth could serve as an effective warning system for countries worldwide

Space-based system using GPS satellites could warn of incoming tsunamis

A new method for detecting tsunamis using existing GPS satellites orbiting Earth could serve as an effective warning system for countries worldwide, according to...
Scientists have found types of plastic loving bacteria that stick to plastic that may enable them to ‘hitchhike’ across the ocean

New bacteria found that stick to plastic in the deep sea

Scientists have found new types of plastic loving bacteria that stick to plastic in the deep sea that may enable them to ‘hitchhike’ across...

Study sheds new light on the origin of civilisation

New research challenges the conventional theory that the transition from foraging to farming drove the development of complex, hierarchical societies by creating agricultural surplus...

Scientists discover ancient earthquake, as powerful as the biggest ever recorded

A new study has discovered that an ancient super-earthquake took place in Northern Chile, on the same scale as the largest recorded quake in...

Darwin was right-New study finally proves that birds are more colourful near the Equator

The long-held theory that birds closer to the equator are more colourful than birds nearer the poles has been proven by scientists The findings, published...

Mammals put brawn before brains after dinosaurs died out

Prehistoric mammals bulked up, rather than develop bigger brains, to boost their survival chances once dinosaurs had become extinct, research suggests. For the first 10...