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Best of 2018: The Thwaites Glacier

The glaciers on the western edge of Antarctica have been melting at an accelerated rate since the mid-1990, the least stable of which is...

Best of 2018: Drones and Penguins

This Adélie penguin made it's way from it's colony on Antartica's tiny Brash Island to get a closer look at a drone researchers were...

Best of 2018: Hidden Ice World

When the Larsen C Ice Shelf collapsed back in 2017, it revealed a hidden world - an entire marine ecosystem that had evolved hidden...

Best of 2011 // 89: The Weather Can Move Continents

The movement of the Earth's crust can create valleys, raise mountains and even reshape the coastline, all influencing our climate.  So, it was unexpected...

The Best of 2013 // #89: Remembering Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz, computer programmer, author, and activist, most famous for his fight for open access to information, killed himself in January 2013, and the...

Best of 2016 // #89: Ankle Biters Solved

A huge study into the roots of canine aggression and fear responses has indemnified genetic markers that predispose certain dogs towards such behaviours.  The...

Best of 2017 // #90: Smart Sign Language

'Talking' in American Sign Language takes a lot of dexterity from human hands.  Even the individual letters of the alphabet often take all five...

Best of 2011 // 90: Validation for Chronic Lyme Symptoms

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and post-treatment Lyme disease symptoms - where symptoms persist after treatment - have spent decades being accused of simply...

The Best of 2013 // #90: Climate Change Might Mean More...

Law enforcement officials have long noticed that on hot summer nights, crime rates tend to go up.  Now, a study from the University of...

Best of 2016 // #90: Digging Deep For New Bacteria

Microbiologists often look for life in extreme places on our planet - from under the ice sheets to inside hydrothermal geysers.  Scientists in the...

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