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A field photo take at Stoer showing the laminar beds of sandstone in the bottom of the picture. In the middle is the impact deposit (12m thick at this location) that contains "rafts" of deformed pink sandstone. Credit: Ken Amor / Department of Earth Sciences

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen Universities have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. Scientists found evidence or...
Iron deficiency linked with cardiovascular disease

Iron deficiency linked with cardiovascular disease

Iron deficiency is the single most common nutritional disorder worldwide and the main cause of anaemia in infancy, childhood, and pregnancy. It is prevalent...
Global temperature change attributable to external factors, finds new study Image credit: Shutterstock

Human activity is responsible for global temperature rise

Human-induced factors such as greenhouse gas concentrations, other occurrences such as volcanic eruptions, solar activity, and air pollution peaks are responsible for global temperature...

Oxford researchers discovered how planthoppers communicate

Planthoppers, any member of several insect families of the order Homoptera, easily recognized because of the hollow, enlarged head extension that may appear luminous....
World’s first gene therapy operation to halt common form of vision loss

World’s first gene therapy operation to halt common form of vision loss

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50 and affects millions of people...
Skin color and neurodevelopment are not linked

Skin color and neurodevelopment are not linked

The most recent discoveries from the universal INTERGROWTH-21st Project, that has observed healthy, urban kids from educated families crosswise over four continents from early...
Salkhit skullcap, Mongolia © Institute of History and Archaeology & Academy of Sciences (Mongolia)

Ancient Mongolian skull is the earliest modern human yet found in the region

According to a new analysis, only Pleistocene hominin fossil discovered in Mongolia also called Mongolanthropus, is actually a cutting edge human who lived roughly...
New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

Albert Einstein provided the first hint of the dark universe exactly 100 years ago when he discovered a parameter in his equations known as...
Molecular conveyor belt provides a foundation for nanoscale DNA-processing machines Image credit: Yujia Qing

Molecular hopper created, small enough to move single DNA strands

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a "molecular hopper" that can move single strands of DNA through a protein nanotube. This hopper works by making...

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