Researchers create largest evolutionary 'timetree' of land plants to investigate traits that permit survival in cold climates

A team of researchers studying plants has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters.

Amazon trees could survive global warming

Some good news, for a change: a new genetic analysis indicates that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive global warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings.

Zombie proof condos sell out


Looking for a condo that will survive disasters both natural and unnatural (i.e., the Zombie Apocalypse)? 



Life's building blocks could have survived cometary impact

US scientists have come up with new evidence that the key ingredients for life were brought to our planet by comets, billions of years ago.

Future temperatures could be too hot to survive

Huge swathes of the world could become too hot for human beings to survive, if current worst-case scientific projections of global warming turn out to be true.