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Mummified WWI soldier found buried in Italian glacier

The mummified body of a World War I soldier has been found frozen in a glacier on an Italian ski resort. Dino De Bernardin made the grim find as he walked in mountains close to his home, which had been the scene of bitter fighting between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops

How Britain became an island

A prehistoric 'super-river' is the reason why Britain was cut off from Europe. An Anglo-French study has revealed that long before the English Channel there was a giant river which ran south from an area of the North Sea. Previous research found that 500,000 years ago a range of low hills connected

Bacterium found under glacier reawakened after 120,000-year sleep

A tiny microbe found two miles under Greenland ice has been reawakened from a 120,000-year sleep. Researchers coaxed the dormant frozen microbes, back to life by carefully warming the ice samples containing them over a period of 11-and-a-half months. As the bugs, named Herminiimonas glaciei, awakened and began to replicate, colonies of