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DNA from 2m years ago reveals lost Arctic world
Breakthrough pushes back DNA record by 1m years to time when region was 11–19C warmer than today

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Talk to the animals? Study shows some human understanding of creatures’ sounds
University of Copenhagen study shows more comprehension of domestic than wild animals

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Early medieval female burial site is ‘most significant ever discovered’ in UK
Find dating from about 650AD in Northamptonshire includes jewelled necklace and changed archaeologists’ view of the period

Amelia Hill

06, Dec, 2022 @7:31 PM

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Queensland graziers unearth 100m-year-old plesiosaur remains likened to Rosetta Stone
Amateur fossil hunters find skull connected to body of marine giant elasmosaur for the first time in Australia

Joe Hinchliffe

06, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Goblin mode’: new Oxford word of the year speaks to the times
Term resonates with people feeling ‘overwhelmed’ with having to present their best selves

Lucy Knight

05, Dec, 2022 @8:29 AM

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How to see Mars disappear behind the moon on 8 December
Magnificent event can be seen with the naked eye – although an alarm clock may be required

Stuart Clark

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Are we alone in the universe?’: work begins in Western Australia on world’s most powerful radio telescopes
More than 100,000 antennas will be built on Wajarri country, enabling astronomers to peek billions of years back to the ‘cosmic dawn’

Donna Lu

04, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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England World Cup success could drive up Covid infections, scientists warn
People attending large gatherings to watch matches are urged to be cautious about visiting vulnerable relatives afterwards

Robin McKie

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Fossil found in drawer is found to be oldest known modern lizard
Specimen collected in 1950s pushes back origins of squamates by at least 34m years

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Brains of post-lockdown teens show signs of faster ageing, study finds
Study also found poorer mental health but it is unclear whether this is linked to brain age difference

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @4:36 PM

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Scientists simulate ‘baby’ wormhole without rupturing space and time
Theoretical achievement hailed, though sending people through a physical wormhole remains in the realms of science fiction

Staff and agencies

01, Dec, 2022 @3:34 AM

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CT scans of toothed bird fossil leads to jaw-dropping discovery
Dating back more than 65m years, specimen’s mobile palate challenges understanding of avian evolution

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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