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Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Posted Mon, 27 Dec 2010 06:28:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

El Sidron in Spain was always a site of mystery thanks to pair of human jawbones discovered there in 1994. They were thought to date back to the Spanish Civil War. In paper released on this week scientists have said that those bones belonged to Neanderthals who died 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:14:05 GMT by David Hewitt

The launch of Britain's first hydrogen-powered bus service on a major tourist route in the heart of London shows the city is serious about becoming an eco-friendly travel destination. Seeing London as a tourist needn't cost the Earth, in more ways than one.

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:24:03 GMT by David Hewitt

London botanists are co-ordinating a global hunt for the wild relatives of staple foods, fearing existing crop types may be unable to cope with the threat of climate change. Now, scientists across the world are being asked to search for the wild relatives of a number of staple crops so as to protect global food supplies against the mounting threat of climate change.

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:55:08 GMT by Emma McNeil

Cryptozoology is the study of 'hidden' animals. Those animals that have never previously been recognised by the scientific community and rediscovered animals that were thought to be extinct but show up again, often unexpectedly, in their original habitat.

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 09:59:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian centre for Astrophysics say that have isolated arsenic tolerant bacteria from mono lake an ancient alkaline lake in California. They were fed arsenic instead of phosphorous an element essential for life and they gradually replaced the phosphorous with arsenic atoms. This, say scientists, will change the way we view adaptability of life forms.

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:50:00 GMT by Louise Murray

CryoSat-2 is a European Space Agency satellite which will deliver vital information about the ice at the poles. The satellite's job is to focus on the polar regions to assess the effects of climate change on ice thickness in the ice caps and floating sea ice.

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

The rush to electric cars continues

The rush to electric cars continues

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:48:04 GMT by John Dean

American motor manufacturer Ford has confirmed the first twenty cities in the United States that will sell its new electric car. The Ford Motor Company said the cities have been chosen to sell the new Focus Electric when it hits the market in late 2011.

The rush to electric cars continues

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Posted Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:37:05 GMT by Rachel England

New partnership tackles bioplastic issues. Using bioplastics for the manufacture of microwaveable trays will be of particular benefit as the traditional black trays are difficult to recycle and often end up in landfill.

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 10:41:08 GMT by Julian Jackson

Engineer provides new insight into pterodactyl flight by building epoxy resin and carbon fibre wings. Giant pterosaurs – ancient reptiles that flew over the heads of dinosaurs – were at their best in gentle tropical breezes, soaring over hillsides and coastlines or floating over land and sea on thermally driven air currents, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:22:19 GMT by Rachel England

Scientists have discovered a more environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam. As bioplastics revolutionise the packaging industry, scientists have now discovered a greener alternative to traditional Styrofoam packaging blocks.

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Bioplastic no saving grace

Bioplastic no saving grace

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:51:02 GMT by Rachel England

Bioplastics are not as 'green' as originally thought. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found that bioplastics are not the packaging problem solver they were originally considered to be.

Bioplastic no saving grace

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:08:05 GMT by Julian Jackson

Join this exciting new experiment and help scientists understand better what may lie ahead for the weather in local regions. Scientists don't know enough about climate change, particularly how it will vary locally. One of the most significant climate sites, climateprediction.net has today launched an experiment you can do at home.

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Fate of the World is one of a new breed of video games that bill themselves as a strategy game with a conscience, exploring a nail-biting set of global warming scenarios, two hundred years into the future.

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:34:02 GMT by Julian Jackson

Charcoal mixed with fertiliser can enhance soil and hold climate changing carbon safely in the ground: Spanish conquistador Francisco del Orellana peered through the Amazon undergrowth. He saw thriving settlements and fertile agriculture along the river. This was 1542. Later visits by other explorers found only jungle and poor soils which could not support agriculture.

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Wireless charging for electric cars

Wireless charging for electric cars

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:51:19 GMT by Louise Murray

One of the biggest drawbacks for most potential users of electric cars has been the need to recharge the large and heavy battery every night, but a new device launched commercially by HaloIPT, an Arup backed start-up in London earlier this month may change all that.

Wireless charging for electric cars

Thin Film Solar Panels Catch the Rays

Thin Film Solar Panels Catch the Rays

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:25:05 GMT by Julian Jackson

New technological breakthroughs may mean that thin film solar panels will give us cleaner power. An evolving technology is thin-film solar panels, where the backing material is coated with a light absorbing semi-conductor, which are cheaper and easier to manufacture. Several recent breakthroughs makes these look like a strongly viable product now.

Thin Film Solar Panels Catch the Rays

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Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:36:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Crow wing shape and its association with species distribution.

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The Force is with the Claw of Land Crabs

Posted Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sailfish hunt, but is cooperation evolving?

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Going to the dogs in Sardinia.

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:05:31 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The great migration of the painted lady.

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:35:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Murder mystery involves a 5000-year-old personality

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Marine predators forage hotspots at oceanic fronts.

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Those pesky bacteria

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:39:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Mammoth cloning possible

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dynamics of Invasive Fish Species Revealed

Posted Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:53:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Survey of deep-diving beaked whales helps assess sonar risk

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Power to the people - how a walk could charge your cell phone

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:56:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Saving bees with new pesticide

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:34:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Old Hubble images reveal new planets' orbits

Posted Fri, 07 Oct 2011 01:09:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:22:00 GMT by Louise Murray

New plant-eating dwarf dinosaur discovered - Pegomastax africanus

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

More power from spinach

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:03:37 GMT by Adrian Bishop