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Life reconstruction of a MorganucodonTiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution

Scientists have discovered that mammals successfully evolved over the years by getting smaller in size.

18 September 2018

Scientists closing in on source of Shetland tsunamis Dury Voe, Shetland

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.

17 Sep 2018

Keeping satellites in the sky Satellite above Earth

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Ingrid Cnossen talks about the beauty of flexible working and how understanding the weather can help to keep satellites in orbit.

29 Aug 2018

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