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Prehistoric porridge? First pots for plant cooking found

December 19, 2016 - 10:49am
Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.
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China finds new love for wildlife films

December 18, 2016 - 6:20pm
British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
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'Phone seismometers' prove their worth

December 16, 2016 - 7:12pm
An app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector helps citizens monitor tremors.
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UK fishing industry 'will need EU market access' post Brexit

December 16, 2016 - 7:06pm
The UK fishing industry will need continued access to EU markets post-Brexit, a Lords report warns.
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Mexico bid to save world's smallest vaquita porpoise

December 16, 2016 - 6:01am
Mexican authorities try to save the world's smallest porpoise by seizing illegal fishing nets.
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Road-free areas need better protection, study says

December 15, 2016 - 7:38pm
A global map of areas without roads shows large tracts of wilderness remain unprotected.
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A walk through a laser-scanned forest

December 15, 2016 - 6:02pm
Why scientists are weighing the rainforests with lasers.
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Antarctic 'pole of ignorance' finally addressed

December 15, 2016 - 4:01pm
European scientists have flown instruments back and forth across the South Pole to map its hidden depths.
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Earth’s driest desert once had lakes

December 15, 2016 - 12:02pm
The Atacama Desert - the driest desert on Earth - may once have had lakes and wetlands, scientists report.
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Former Nasa chief scientist says access to federal data is critical

December 15, 2016 - 11:55am
Limiting access to federal research would do an "enormous disservice" to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist.
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Pegasus rocket launches from underside of plane

December 15, 2016 - 10:05am
Small satellites, meant to detect wind speed in stormy weather, blast off over Cape Canaveral on an air-launched rocket.
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EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

December 15, 2016 - 7:39am
Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world's most accurate.
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Babies made from three people approved in UK

December 15, 2016 - 5:28am
Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.
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Light pollution dampens urban robins' song

December 15, 2016 - 4:56am
The song and behaviour of the UK's favourite bird is being affected by light and noise pollution, a study reveals.
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New marine life found in deep sea vents

December 14, 2016 - 9:41pm
Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.
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New spider species resembles Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'

December 14, 2016 - 9:18pm
A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.
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Guerrilla archiving

December 14, 2016 - 6:51pm
Canadian "guerrilla" archivists will help in scramble to preserve US federal climate data.
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How do you drill into a 500C volcano?

December 14, 2016 - 4:50pm
Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.
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World's hottest borehole nearly complete

December 14, 2016 - 4:41pm
Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.
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Sentinels map Earth's slow surface warping

December 14, 2016 - 3:02pm
British researchers are now routinely mapping a great swathe of Earth's surface, looking for the subtle warping that ultimately leads to quakes.
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