Will the dating of the volcanic eruption of Santorini remain an unsolved mystery? The question whether this natural disaster occurred 3,500 or 3,600 years ago is of great historiographical importance and has indeed at times been the subject of heated discussion among experts.
The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated the earth’s oceans – contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered their development.
Changes in the sun’s energy output may have led to marked natural climate change in Europe over the last 1000 years, according to researchers at Cardiff University.
A new type of giant virus called “Pithovirus” has been discovered in the frozen ground of extreme north-eastern Siberia by researchers.
Using a DNA barcoding technique in a study of the difficult to classify Euryapteryx moa genus
Researchers from Denmark demonstrate in a study that the large grazers and browsers of the past created a mosaic of varied landscapes consisting of closed and semi-closed forests and parkland.
Climate change may have contributed to the decline of a city-dwelling civilization in Pakistan and India 4,100 years ago, according to new research.
New research reveals how the Ice Age was extremely detrimental to the ocean’s top predator and has significantly affected diversity among today’s living populations.
Tasmanian researchers have revealed ancient conditions that almost ended life on Earth, using a new technique they developed to hunt for mineral deposits. The first…
An international team of scientists has used detailed analysis of ancient and modern DNA to show that the distribution and lack of genetic diversity among modern European beavers is due largely to human hunting.
One of science’s strongest dogmas is that complex life on Earth could only evolve when oxygen levels in the atmosphere rose to close to modern levels. But now studies of a small sea sponge fished out of a Danish fjord shows that complex life does not need high levels of oxygen in order to live and grow.
Recent decades may have been the wettest in 3,500 years in North East Tibet.
The largest mass extinction in the history of animal life occurred some 252 million years ago.
An international team of researchers has used DNA testing to give a unique view of the diet of large mammals,
The release of volatile organic compounds from Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires 3 million years.
It was climate that killed many of the large mammals after the latest Ice Age
World’s oldest continuously surviving cancer.
Ancient Polytrichum mosses, trapped beneath the ice for thousands of years, are exposed.
Identifying potentially significant medium and long-term threats to conservation efforts.
Evidence that the Italian Alps are warming at an unprecedented rate.