Stone Age bakers made first bread thousands of years before farming

Stone Age bakers made first bread thousands of years before farming

The team at the site in north-east Jordan where the earliest bread was found Image courtesy of Alexis Pantos A trail of ancient bread crumbs has helped archaeologists put the origins of bread making in the Stone Age. The find provides the first direct evidence that humans were baking with wheat and oats thousands of […]

Record temperatures mean ancient forts become visible in fields

Record temperatures mean ancient forts become visible in fields

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales FOR archaeologists, the UK’s current heatwave is more than just an excuse to kick back and soak up some rays. When the ground is baked by days of sun, markings that indicate the location of ancient settlements begin to emerge in the parched terrain. In […]

VAR, urban mining and the world’s fastest web at New Scientist Live

VAR, urban mining and the world’s fastest web at New Scientist Live

With the programme for New Scientist Live really shaping up, here are five things you won’t want to miss out on at our award-winning show… Technology in sport is giving athletes the crucial edge over their rivals, helping umpires make difficult decisions and giving fans exciting new ways to experience the action. As we’ve seen […]

The tiny oasis spared wrath of Hawaii’s volcano

The tiny oasis spared wrath of Hawaii’s volcano

Olivier Grunewald/oliviergrunewald.com By Jon White IT LOOKS like a minor miracle. A tiny stretch of road has escaped the lava flows from the latest eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which is still menacing a corner of Big Island two months after it began. So frequent are such scenes in a place regularly scorched by volcanic […]

UK is not on track to meet its own climate targets, says report

UK is not on track to meet its own climate targets, says report

The UK’s emissions targets allow for an increase in aviation emissionsDavid Kilpatrick / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Le Page The UK is not on course to meet its own targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. And the longer it delays taking the necessary action the more it will cost […]

An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade

An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade

The Barents Sea, home to a diverse array of wildlife, could be completely gone in just a few years – perhaps the most dramatic impact of climate change yet seen Waves crash along the coast of the Barents SeaFranz Aberham/Getty By Andy Coghlan An entire Arctic ecosystem suddenly started shrinking within the last 10 years […]

Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

A billboard advertises refrigerators from a local factory on a street in Xingfu, ChinaDescription:Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times/Redux/Eyevine By Michael Le Page Last month it was revealed that someone somewhere was illegally manufacturing a banned ozone-destroying chemical. Now it appears that small factories in China are the source. According to investigators at the non-profit Environmental […]

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