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Earth sciences news
An unusual fossil find in south Wales has led to the discovery of a new dinosaur species, Dracoraptor hanigani.
Vast quantities of 'missing' xenon may be trapped kilometres below Earth's surface.
Study reveals how Neanderthal faces changed throughout their lives to develop their characteristic protruding shape.