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Earth sciences news
Museum scientists have reconstructed the diets of extinct mammals in Britain.
Using a new approach for analysing minerals in volcanic rocks.
New research reveals a 515-million-year-old mouth with rings of sharp teeth belonged to an ancient arthropod.
A study of lead content in the Atlantic Ocean suggests efforts to phase out leaded petrol use have been successful.
New research shows turtles can tolerate warmer conditions - but their ability to cope will depend on how quickly temperatures rise.
From remains found among owl pellets, Museum scientists recover the first DNA sample of the extinct Caribbean mammal Nesophontes.