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Siberia landscape scarred by climate change

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:14
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia.

California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:06
A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.

What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:05
A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.

'Total failure' on English river water quality

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:07
Pollutants still blight all of England's rivers, lakes and streams, the Environment Agency says.

Spider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:06
A team of scientists say this explains why those stung feel intense pain lasting for days or even weeks.

Alligator on gas snaps up Ig Nobel prize

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:02
The 2020 Ig Nobel prizes honour crocodilian vocalisations, narcissistic eyebrows and vibrating worms.

Climate change: Earthquake 'hack' reveals scale of ocean warming

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:14
Using sound waves from underwater earthquakes, researchers can more accurately measure sea temperatures.

Why forest fires in Siberia, Russia threaten us all

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:43
Scientists say wildfires in Siberia, Russia, have been releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming.

'Boring' research reveals what lies beneath Glasgow

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 23:51
Renewable energy study looks into the secrets of the rocks on which the city's east end stands.

Plastic pollution: Washed clothing's synthetic mountain of 'fluff'

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:00
Scientists calculate how many tiny fibres our polyester and nylon garments lose in the wash.

Plug-in hybrids are a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:48
Although marketed as a green option, the cars cause more polluting than is claimed, campaigners say.

Experts call for new era for wildlife in UK

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 02:35
Conservation experts urge the prime minister to take a lead on reversing the decline in nature.

UK Space Agency funds tech for orbital awareness

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 23:33
Grants will promote ideas to detect, characterise and track the millions of objects moving overhead.

Bear from Ice Age found 'completely preserved' in Russian Arctic

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:04
The ancient bear, unearthed by reindeer herders, has been hailed as a find of "great importance".

Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 13:15
Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.

Gene editing to produce 'super dad' livestock

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 23:56
Modified animals could improve sustainable meat production, but safety and ethical issues remain.

Ship with no crew to sail across the Atlantic

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 23:03
A full-size, crewless research ship is to make one of the world's first autonomous transatlantic voyages.

Venus: Will private firms win the race to the fiery planet?

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 15:23
With interest in the possibility of life at Venus, there's an imperative to get more spacecraft to the planet.

Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus?

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 15:06
Telescope observations spy a gas high in the atmosphere of Venus that on Earth is made by microbes.

Google says its carbon footprint is now zero

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:37
The technology giant has also pledged to be using only carbon-free energy by 2030.