InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble

London scientist Tom Pike is looking forward to InSight, Nasa's new mission to the Red Planet. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

The whales who love to sing in the dark

A new study reveals the surprising complexity of bowhead whale song. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

Clean air plan ‘ambitious but vague’

Plan promises much cleaner air for many, but it's accused of ducking difficult issues *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo’

Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...
Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

People across Britain reported seeing a large greenish light streak across the sky on Sunday evening. Large meteor spotted in skies across UK Source: Science &...

Dinosaur parenting: How the ‘chickens from hell’ nested

Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Map records UK’s small ups and downs

The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5m for Paris deal

The former New York Mayor offers $4.5m to cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris climate deal. *Featured images and content are taken from...

UK heatwave: All you need to know about snakes

Prof Tim Cockerill of the University of South Wales explains where you can find snakes in the summer. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Why sharks like it hot – but not too hot

Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'

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El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent's ice. Scientists...

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

Overfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to new data on the world's birds.Birds that are now...

Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Meet the free range reindeer that tour the UK

Free-ranging reindeer are spending time touring the UK to help children learn about them. Meet the free range reindeer that tour the UK Source: Science &...

Delay for Nasa’s Tess planet-hunter

The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours. *Featured images and content are taken...

Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights

What do volcanoes and rockets have in common? "Volcanoes have a nozzle aimed at the sky, and rockets have a nozzle aimed at the...

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

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