Researchers publish in "Nature" their discovery of stone tools in Norfolk suggesting that humans landed there almost a million years ago.
A study published in "Nature" estimates that during the last glacial maximum, low-to-mid latitude land surfaces at low elevation cooled on average by 5.8 °C relative to their present day temperatures. The study was based on an analysis of noble gases dissolved in groundwater rather than examinations of species abundances that have been used in the past.
Led overall by researchers at Aix-Marseille Université in France using NASA's "Kepler Space Telescope", "Nature Astronomy" publishes observations of what may be a new exoplanet named K2-229b, whose attributes may resemble the planet of Mercury (hot, metallic, and dense).
"Nature" publishes Penn State University findings of Ancient shells with 430,000-year-old engravings believed to be made by "Homo erectus", changing beliefs on artistic expression and tool use by ancestors of "Homo sapiens". Dutch anthropologist Eugene Dubois found the collection in Java in 1891 and Penn State discovered the markings in a museum in the city of Leiden.