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From the age of the dinosaurs?
The term 'living fossil' was coined by Darwin.
Feature | 19 Dec 2014
Deep-sea asphalt mounds found off west African coast
Rare habitat plays host to rich variety of animals.
News | 15 Dec 2014
Trawling makes for skinny flatfish
Fishing method makes fish work harder for less nutritious food.
News | 10 Dec 2014
UK flooding - past, present and future
How taking a longer view can help put recent events into perspective.
Multimedia | 10 Dec 2014
Called to account - bioenergy's carbon footprint
Bioenergy - the name alone implies it's a good thing, environmentally speaking.
Feature | 5 Dec 2014
What's eating you
On the surprisingly complex effects of having two diseases.
Feature | 28 Nov 2014
New ash sensor takes to the skies
NERC scientists have helped develop a new device to measure tiny concentrations of volcanic ash in the...
Blog post | 26 Nov 2014
Why the UK's moths are under pressure
Citizen scientists show that the UK's large moths are in decline.
Multimedia | 25 Nov 2014
Measuring our changing Earth
How technology lets us track melting glaciers and shifting coastlines.
Feature | 21 Nov 2014
Bottlenose dolphins use specific whistles as names
The signature whistles are unique to each individual.
News | 19 Nov 2014
The effects of metal pollution on fish
How fish are adapting to metal pollution in UK rivers.
Multimedia | 11 Nov 2014
Microscope hack to analyse parasite
Could offer cheap disease diagnosis for drinking water.
News | 10 Nov 2014