From athletes to couch potatoes: Humans through 6,000 years of farming
Human bones are remarkably plastic and respond surprisingly quickly to change. Put under stress through physical exertion – such as long-distance walking or running – they gain in strength as the fibres are added or redistributed ...
Study suggests autumn Arctic sea ice can be used to predict European winter weather
StratoBus airship prototype targeted within next five years (w/ video)
Sun's energy influences 1,000 years of natural climate variability in North Atlantic
Changes in the sun's energy output may have led to marked natural climate change in Europe over the last 1000 years, according to researchers at Cardiff University.
Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission
The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday.
Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links
Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a French-Romanian startup to develop an application and service to help the elderly stay in touch with their relatives through the Internet.
China genes stopped Euro-pigs from being total boars
European pig producers have found a lucrative market selling porkers to China for breeding purposes.
Straw albedo mitigates extreme heat
Wheat fields are often tilled immediately after the crop is harvested, removing the light-coloured stubble and crop residues from the soil surface and bringing dark bare earth to the top. Post-harvest tilling ...
Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies thriving as European climate warms
Butterflies and dragonflies with lighter colours are out-competing darker-coloured insects in the face of climate change.
Study shows importance of European farmers adapting to climate change
A new Stanford study finds that due to an average 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit of warming expected by 2040, yields of wheat and barley across Europe will drop more than 20 percent.
New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption
Purposely sharpened or 'retouched' stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.
Europe's resilience of natural gas networks during conflicts and crises probed with maths
Gas networks in Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine and Belarus are less resilient than the UK during conflicts and crises, according to new research from mathematicians at Queen Mary University of ...
Escargot could follow the dodo, scientists warn
Snails, one of France's signature dishes, could be off the menu if the country fails to stem an invasion by a slimy worm from Southeast Asia, scientists warned on Tuesday.