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DNA sheds light on settlement of Pacific

A study of ancient DNA has shed light on the epic journeys that led to the settlement of the Pacific..

Penguin super-colony spotted from space

Media playback is unsupported on your device Scientists have stumbled across a huge group of previo..

‘Oldest tattoo’ found on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies

Researchers have discovered the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on two 5,000-year-old mummies..

Africa ‘set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition’

Exceptionally detailed maps of child growth and education across Africa suggest that no single count..

Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, the E..

Signal detected from ‘cosmic dawn’

Scientists say they have observed a signature on the sky from the very first stars to shine in the U..

How humans echolocate ‘like bats’

Media playback is unsupported on your device A study has revealed secrets that help some blind peop..

New clues to decline of bees and other pollinators

Bee diseases have been detected in hoverflies for the first time. The brightly-coloured flies may b..

Post-Brexit farm payments to be used to help the environment

Up to £150m in support payments could be shifted from the richest farmers to environmental schemes a..

King penguins face warming challenge

King penguins are in deep trouble if nothing is done to constrain climate change, researchers say. ..

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