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Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

Image copyright KAJ R. SVENSSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption A warmer Arctic has less food and more insects, making it a much worse environment for caribou The...

Nasa’s IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth

Image copyright NASA/K.RAMSAYER Image caption A key focus for IceSat will be looking for changes in elevation over Antarctica and Greenland One of the most powerful...

‘Planet of the chickens’: How the bird took over the world

Image copyright Getty Images A study of chicken bones dug up at London archaeological sites shows how the bird we know today has altered beyond recognition from its...

Amount of deep life on Earth quantified

Media captionBob Hazen: “It opens the window to lifeforms we may not even be able to imagine” Scientists have estimated the total amount of life on Earth...

East Antarctica’s glaciers are stirring

Image copyright Michael Studinger/Nasa/Icebridge Image caption East Antarctica has shown very little evidence of change over the decades Nasa says it has detected the...

‘Surprise’ Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Image copyright Georgia Institute of Technology Image caption The tsunami came ashore within three minutes of the quake Scientists are getting closer to understanding...

Bacton Gas Terminal to be protected by sandscaping plan

Image copyright North Norfolk District Council Image caption This is how the coastline at Bacton and Walcott would look after sandscaping A £22m...

Albert Einstein’s ‘God letter’ sells for $2.9m

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The letter is regarded as a clear statement of Einstein’s religious beliefs A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein in which...

‘Digital museum’ brings millions of fossils out of the dark

Media captionMuseums including Washington’s Smithsonian have set out to digitally record fossils in their collection The bid to create a “global digital...

What is that bright object next to the moon?

Venus and the moon have been lighting up the sky delighting early rising stargazers. Here is a selection of your photos. Image copyright Tim Clark/@buildark Image...