Cornwall and parts of Devon were actually part of FRANCE 400 million years ago, study claims

CORNWALL and parts of Devon used to be part of France 400 million years ago, a study claims. England, Wales and Scotland were believed to have formed by the merging of Avalonia and Laurentina. Alamy A new study claims that Cornwall used to be part of France 400 million years ago However, it is now …

Brit scientists claim life on earth formed 100 MILLION years earlier than previously thought

SCIENTISTS have claimed the first life on Earth emerged 100 million years earlier than previously thought. A team of researchers have used genetic data rather than palaeontology, the study of fossils, in a bid to try and date the beginnings of life on earth. Getty The late heavy bombardment hit the earth 3.9 billion years …

900 million people could die if viruses are weaponised by terrorists or rogue governments, chilling new simulation finds

A CHILLING new simulation has shown how 900 million people could die if viruses were weaponised by terrorists or rogue governments. Researchers in the US say their mock disease outbreak has demonstrated just how devastating a global pandemic could be. 900 million people could die if viruses are weaponised by terrorists or rogue governments, chilling …

What is a tsunami, how are the waves formed and which countries are affected the most?

ASTONISHING photos of tsunamis show seemingly gentle walls of water brushing shorelines. But footage from history’s most horrific disasters show the devastating impact the waves can have on communities. Here’s what we know… Alamy In open water they can easily go unnoticed as they sometimes don’t rise more than 30cm above the water level What …

Ancient tools found in China are 2MILLION years old – revealing early history of humans leaving Africa was WRONG by 270,000 years

ANCIENT bones and tools have been uncovered in China that rewrite the history of our early ancestors. The discovery means we now know early humans left Africa at least 270,000 years earlier than previously thought. Ancient tools and bones were uncovered in China’s Loess PlateauProf. Zhaoyu Zhu A team of researchers from China and the …

Bill Gates donates £3million to create mosquitos that kill each other using SEX

MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates is pouring £3million into a project to create killer mosquitoes that destroy each other through sex. It’s a bold bid to curb malaria, a deadly disease typically transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitos. Reuters Genetically-modified male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at an Oxitec lab Getty Images – Getty Billionaire Microsoft founder …

Chimps and orangutans could be completely extinct by the end of the century, scientists warn

CHIMPANZEES and orangutans are on the brink of extinction, a top scientist has warned. Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo alone harbour two thirds of all primate species – and a staggering 60 per cent of those are threatened with extinction. Alamy There are less than 4,000 Eastern Lowland Gorillas left in …