Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland two million years ago

Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what life was like 2 million years ago in the northern tip of Greenland. Today, it's a barren Arctic desert, but back then it was a lush landscape of trees ...

New dung beetle species on Australian soil

The Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineer (DBEE) project reached a major milestone last month—the arrival of a new dung beetle species, Gymnopleurus sturmi, on Australian shores. It is the third and final dung beetle species imported ...

Solving the great Australian poop problem

Cattle farmers deal with a lot of persistent crap—literally. And the humble dung beetle might just be the answer they've been looking for.

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