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The world’s youngest island

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Irish DNA map reveals history’s imprint

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The genetic landscape of Ireland had been laid down by the Bronze Age, but it continued to be subtly influenced by later events Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events. In their sample of the Irish population, the

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Mt Hope installed as ‘UK’s highest peak’

Image copyright BAS/Alan Vaughan Image caption Mount Hope is more than twice the height of Ben Nevis in Scotland Britain has a new tallest mountain. Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by

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