The more than 5 meter long Greenland shark is one of the world's largest sharks but also one of the least understood animals. A new method based on carbon-14 dating shows a life expectancy of at least 272 years which making the Greenland shark the oldest of all vertebrate animals known.
By analysing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was in the past. The results have just published in the research journal… »
New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialisation in the 1930s. The results come from studies of the… »
After almost 12 years, Ralf Hemmingsen will retire from his post as Rector of the University of Copenhagen as per 28 February 2017. Therefore, the university is now seeking a new Rector to carry on the development of one… »
While the more than 5 meter long Greenland shark is one of the world's largest sharks, it is also one of the least understood animals on our planet. The Greenland shark's general biology and way of life have been a… »
Using ancient DNA, researchers have created a unique picture of how a prehistoric migration route evolved over thousands of years – revealing that it could not have been used by the first people to enter the Americas, as… »