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Gorilla populations under threat, but numbers are higher than expected

A study has found that gorillas are far more numerous than previously thought—although the animal remains critically endangered. Researchers estimate there are more than 360,000 we...

Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1600 years

The Gulf Stream, the ocean current that brings warm temperatures and mild climates to northwestern Europe, is slowing down. New research shows that the current is now 15% weaker th...

Scientists show that Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant

A new study has shone light on a question that has long puzzled palaeontologists: could the winged, bird-like Jurassic dinosaur Archaeopteryx actually fly? From detailed analysis o...

Scientists uncover new facts about the ancestry of modern Britons

Almost the entire British population was replaced by newcomers about 4500 years ago. A study analysing DNA from ancient human remains has shown that only around 10% of the ancestry...

Cape Town awaits Day Zero when its water taps will be turned off

On 16th April 2018, engineers will turn off water for a million homes and businesses in Cape Town, South Africa, an event that is being called “Day Zero”. It will be the first majo...

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