Scientists uncover world’s oldest forest

Scientists have discovered remnants of the world’s oldest fossil forest in a sandstone quarry in Cairo, New York. It is believed the extensive network of...

A new study has put tartar from our infamously bad teeth to good use

Goofy, yellow and crooked: British smiles have sometimes had a less-than-flattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from our infamously bad...

Meet Hercules -Fossils of metre-tall giant parrot found in New Zealand

Palaeontologists have discovered the world’s largest parrotstanding up to 1m tall with a massive beak able to crack most food sources. The new bird which...

A commonly found parasite could treat certain types of cancer, say scientists

Scientists have discovered that a deadly parasite, known to cause ill health in pregnant women and immunocompromised patients, could potentially be used to treat...

New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas

While dinosaurs ruled the land in the Mesozoic, the oceans were filled by predators such as crocodiles and giant lizards, but also entirely extinct...

Is this the earliest family photo taken at Stonehenge

An 1875 photograph believed to be the earliest family snap taken at Stonehenge will go on display for the first time today, as part...

Meet the virtual pooch that could help prevent dog bites

A virtual dog could soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites, thanks to an innovative project led by the...

Comet strike may have sparked civilisation shift

A cluster of comet fragments believed to have hit Earth nearly 13,000 years ago may have shaped the origins of human civilisation, research suggests. Possibly...

Humans and Neanderthals: less different than polar and brown bears

Ancient humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans were genetically closer than polar bears and brown bears, and so, like the bears, were able to easily produce...

Rochdale MP Backs Campaign to Stop Delays to Blood Cancer Diagnosis

Tony Lloyd MP is supporting a campaign to reduce the number of blood cancer patients who experience potentially life-threatening delays to diagnosis.  He met with...