DNA tells story of Arctic peopling
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:52:20 GMT
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
Genetic clues to spread of Ebola
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:00:20 GMT
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:40:59 GMT
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
Ebola region faces UK travel ban
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:20 GMT
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.
Global coal 'binge' missed in data
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:23:41 GMT
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.
Badger cull targets are announced
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:52:41 GMT
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.
World's rarest bird needs new home
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:34:15 GMT
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.