Geography

The radiation-exposed corals of Bikini Atoll may hold insights on cancer

The radiation-exposed corals of Bikini Atoll may hold insights on cancer

Stanford researchers are exploring how corals that re-colonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests 70 years ago have adapted to persistent radiation. More than 70...
Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, cared...
Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic...
3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the...
Bulges in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

Bulges in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside volcanoes, and found that it...
More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt

More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has discovered that a marked decrease in summer cloud cover during the last 20...
A wooden toe

A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3,000-year-old prosthesis

It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel...
A student uses a digitizer to record geometric morphometric sites on a skull.

Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south...
Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Researchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian...
Fantastic ostrich eggs and where to find them

Fantastic ostrich eggs and where to find them

Archaeologists and scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and the British Museum are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding...