Since the last ice age, the ice sheet retreated over a thousand kilometres in the Ross Sea region, more than any other region on the continent.
New research shows that ocean and air temperatures both contributed to the melting of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf in the past, but melting from below by a warming ocean became more important over time.
An Israeli spacecraft carrying tardigrades crashed into the moon. Whether they will survive is irrelevant.
The biology of same-sex attraction seems to involve a host of genes.
The largest study of its kind - comparing the genetic sequences of almost half a million people - has revealed many different parts of our genetic code that seem to influence same-sex sexual behaviour.
Data delivered over the cloud can do things like help farmers make planting decisions.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
Lab-grown organs may not be so easy to transplant into a patient.
The idea behind regenerative medicine is that the patient is both the donor and recipient of healthy tissue grown from stem cells. But sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected. Now we know why.
Stone Age people in Egypt showed great respect for their dead, providing a glimpse of what was to come in the Dynastic period.
One of the Klasies River spinning discs and the replica built for the recording studio.
Kumbani et al (2019), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Does it matter what something or someone is called?
New research shows that there's much in a name: people will use the sounds in names to infer someone’s physical and personality traits.
Are any of these faces real?
Research has found ways to detect deepfakes through flaws that can't be fixed easily by the fakers.