New data show that human remains found in a mass grave in Dorset, originally thought to be Romans, date from a time of frequent Viking raids on Britain.
The decaptitated Scandinavian men have been carbon-14 dated to between AD 910 and AD 1030.
The analysis of their teeth by the NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratories NIGL show that they came from an area of much colder climate than Britain, typical of central Norway or Sweden.More about isotope dating of Rare Viking burials
A team of scientists at the British Geological Survey have considered some of the factors that are likely to influence life in the UK by 2030 and have developed a set of four scenarios which reflect this. These scenarios are designed to stimulate discussion they are not predictions of what is really going to happen in the future.
The magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile on 27 February was more than 500 times bigger than the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010.
Further insight and seismology maps Chile Earthquake
BGS is currently working on a major international project for the United Arab Emirates Government, creating high quality geological maps of the country. The fieldwork is focused on the western United Arab Emirates between Dubai, Al Ain and the Saudi border, including all of Abu Dhabi.
The survey is part of a wider UAE Ministry of Energy funded project which aims to look at the hard rock mineral resources such as limestone, gabbro and platinum group minerals.
There has been a lot of recent interest in the oil exploration taking place around the Falkland Islands. Here, Dr Phil Richards, BGS Regional Hydrocarbons Manager, answers some questions about the scientific background to the story.
More about The science behind Falklands oil exploration
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