Dinosaurs’ ascent driven by volcanoes powering climate change

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over 230 million years ago, a new study reveals. The Late Triassic...

Llama antibodies have “significant potential” as potent COVID-19 treatment

A unique type of tiny antibody produced by llamas could provide a new frontline treatment against Covid-19 that can be taken by patients as...

Scientists use AI to identify new drug combination for children with incurable brain cancer

Scientists have used artificial intelligence-enhanced tools to successfully propose a new combination of drugs for use against an incurable childhood brain cancer. The approach, which...

Fossil study gets to root of Earth’s early plants

A 3D model of a 400-million-year-old fossil has shed light on an enduring mystery about how some of Earth’s first plants evolved and helped...

Study finds rapid increase in global light pollution in last 25 years

Global light pollution has increased by at least 49% over 25 years, new research shows. This figure only includes light visible via satellites, and scientists...

Primate mothers may carry infants after death as a way of grieving, study finds

Some primate species may express grief over the death of their infant by carrying the corpse with them, sometimes for months, according to a...

‘Tipping points’ in Earth’s system triggered rapid climate change 55 million years ago, research...

Scientists have uncovered a fascinating new insight into what caused one of the most rapid and dramatic instances of climate change in the history...

Researcher discovers ‘neck-like’ vertebral motion in fish

A University of Liverpool researcher has discovered that fish can bend their spines and heads upwards, despite having different anatomy from humans and other...

Volcanic safety valve for Earth’s long-term climate

Extensive chains of volcanoes have been responsible for both emitting and then removing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), stabilising temperatures at Earth’s surface. An international research...

Increased snowfall will offset sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice sheet, new study...

A new study predicts that any sea level rise in the world’s most southern continent will be countered by an increase in snowfall, associated...