Manchester Researchers Discover How Genome Controls Early Human Development

A team led by scientists from The University of Manchester has discovered how our genome controls the development of many of the organs critical...

Orkney scientists to study ‘stepping stones’ around rigs and pipelines

Marine scientists from Heriot-Watt’s International Centre for Island Technology on Orkney are working with scientists from around the UK to investigate marine life connected...

New research reveals origin of Stonehenge’s great sarsen stones

The giant sarsen stones that form the primary architecture of Stonehenge originate from West Woods on the edge of Wiltshire’s Marlborough Downs, according to...

COVID-19 lockdown causes 50% global reduction in human-linked Earth vibrations

The lack of human activity during lockdown caused human-linked vibrations in the Earth to drop by an average of 50% between March and May...

Earliest humans stayed at the Americas ‘oldest hotel’ in Mexican cave

A cave in a remote part of Mexico was visited by humans around 30,000 years ago – 15,000 years earlier than people were previously...

‘Lost’ world’s rediscovery is step towards finding habitable planets

The rediscovery of a lost planet could pave the way for the detection of a world within the habitable ‘Goldilocks zone’ in a distant...

Scientists find new evidence of massive tsunami that devastated ancient Britain in 6200BC

Scientists led by the University of Bradford have made a major breakthrough in the hunt for confirmation of a historic mega tsunami that is...

Archaeologists date earliest known occupation of North America

A team led by Newcastle University, UK, used analysis of ancient coprolites – fossilised excrement – to identify that samples from one of the...

Thermonuclear blast sends supernova survivor star hurtling across the Milky Way

An exploding white dwarf star blasted itself out of its orbit with another star in a ‘partial supernova’ and is now hurtling across our...

First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds

The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star by University of Warwick astronomers, offering an unprecedented glimpse into...