During warm years, malaria spread to higher altitudes, a recent study has shown. Future warming as a result of climate change is predicted to spread malaria even higher and threaten millions of people in South America, Africa and Asia.
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A set of prehistoric footprints, appearing to be nearly 1 million years old, has been unearthed in Norfolk. This is older than any previous evidence of our species outside of Africa, suggesting that our entire evolutionary history may need to be rewritten.
It seems that we have more in common with these marine mammals than we first thought. Every woman’s dreaded moment in life, the menopause, is shared with killer whales (Orcinus orca), pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and suspected in Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus).
Seventy-four unique species of bat all inhabit one small island in Panama; living in peace and evading extinction, in spite of their potential competition. So, how do these winged creatures co-exist in this way?