A giant turtle with surprises
The carapace wasn’t just big, it sometimes had horns.
If you ever wanted proof that ancient giant turtles really were giant, this is it. Venezuelan palaeontologist Rodolf...
Breaking the rules is good for survival
Some plants thrive by defying ecology.
Invasive species have been likened to bullies, leaving an ecological path of destruction in their wake. Now research...
Parabens linked to weight gain in childhood
Study sounds warning about maternal paraben exposure.
A German study has found that pregnant women who use parabens – chemicals widely used as preservatives in cosmetics, ...
Artificial atoms create stable qubits
An important step in quest for silicon quantum computer.
Quantum engineers in Australia have created artificial atoms in silicon chips which, they say, offer improved stabili...
Solar System controls the carbon cycle
And it has done throughout Earth’s history.
An international scientific team says it can shed fresh light on the complicated interplay of factors affecting globa...
Ground level ozone link to death risk increase
New study highlights problem of daily exposure.
Daily exposure to ground level ozone is associated with an increased risk of death, according to analysis of data fro...
Look out Sun, here I come
Solar Orbiter heads off seeking data.
Solar Orbiter is on the way to the Sun, and at this stage all is well. A day after the spacecraft was launched from ...
Cannabis may encourage false memories
Just one toke, and reliability hits a pothole.
Cannabis not only induces forgetfulness, it also opens the door for false memories, according to new research. And th...
Glacier shows evidence of Industrial Revolution
Study reveals human impact long before people arrived.
Humans had an impact on the Himalayas long before a person ever set foot on them, research suggests. A new study, pu...
Tropical forests struggle to recover from El Niño
The lingering impacts on carbon storage and biodiversity.
The extreme weather patterns of the 2015-16 El Niño, among the worst since the 1950s, had crippling ripple effects ar...
AI may alter how doctors treat depression
Computer predicts patient outcomes based on EEG.
US researchers say a computer can accurately predict whether an antidepressant will work based on a patient's brain a...
Big potential in mini-gut organoid
Researchers explore treatment for an unpleasant condition.
This is a mini-gut organoid generated in a laboratory from human stem cells. It has helped US researchers simulate l...