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Global Seed Vault threatened by floods caused by climate change

The Global Seed Vault, a secure bank of the world’s seeds located on a remote Arctic island, has flooded after the surrounding permafrost melted. Unusually high temperatures in the...

Space probe Cassini dives through the gap between Saturn and its rings

The space probe Cassini has begun its final sequence of orbits of Saturn, passing between the planet and its rings, and ending with a final plunge into the planet itself on 15th Se...

“Hobbit” species may have been the first humans to migrate from Africa

A team of researchers has found that Homo floresiensis, a tiny prehistoric human species, probably evolved from a primitive ancestor in Africa—and not from the more recent Homo ere...

Dinosaur family tree may be completely redrawn

For more than a century, dinosaurs have been classified into two basic groups. But now a group of researchers have discovered evidence that, if proved correct, could mean a fundame...

Which country has been declared the happiest in the world?

Released to coincide with the UN International Day of Happiness on 20th March, the World Happiness Report measures how happy people are in different countries, and why. According t...

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