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Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Image copyright Jessica Fujii Image caption Sea otters use rocks to crack open shellfish Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of...

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Did early Mars have a vast northern ocean? Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that...

Dinosaur crater’s clue to origin of life

Image copyright Tim Peake/Nasa/ESA Image caption The crater is buried partly offshore and partly onshore, under Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula The crater made by the...

Fruit-shaped sensor ‘can improve freshness’

Image copyright Empa A new fruit-shaped sensor could help cargo companies to keep fruit fresher in transit, researchers say. The device – which mimics the size,...

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has issued a permit to energy company TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department said it had...

Kaikoura: ‘Most complex quake ever studied’

Image copyright JOHN ELLIOTT/LEEDS UNI/COMET Image caption New wall: Whole blocks of ground were lifted upwards The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may...

‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea

Image copyright Thomas DeCarlo Image caption Coral bleaching at the Dongsha Atoll Scientists are warning of another “devastating” loss of coral due to a...

Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC Image caption Bloodhound will do tie-down tests and low-speed runs in 2017 The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is...

Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This new Chinese coal-fired plant opened in January but many more have been put on hold Twenty-sixteen saw a...

Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have ‘UK origin’

Image copyright Millard H. Sharp Image caption The shake-up means savage, meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex get reclassified The first dinosaurs may have...