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Climate Change Missing Target
New figures show an increase in global emissions compared with previous years
Scientists reveal an abundance of life hidden in rocks beneath the world’s oceans
Is This Fungus the World’s Biggest Organism?
New analysis shows the ‘Humungous Fungus’ is older and bigger than previously thought
A Year of Space Firsts
From robots landing on asteroids to flying closer to the sun than ever before.
Beyond the Planets
Nasa’s Fly-by of Ultima Thule, the most distant visited object in our solar system
Trump’s Hubble Trouble
The impact of the US government shutdown on science
Is 2018 the Warmest Year on Record?
Global temperatures are reaching new highs. Studying the oceans may help explain why
A Path to Malaria Eradication
Zanzibar has reduced malaria infections by over 95 per cent
Brazil’s Mining Disaster
What is a mine ‘tailing’s dam’, and why has its collapse lead to deaths?
Why Speed Matters in Earthquakes
Last September’s earthquake in Indonesia was so destructive due to its speed
Detecting earthquakes with Fibre Optics
How a system designed to carry TV and internet traffic can help detect earthquakes
Race and racism in science teaching
Can racism in the way science is taught affect research outcomes?
Rising methane levels impact climate change
Methane levels are on the rise, which could exacerbate the problem of climate change
How humans are changing chimpanzee behaviour
Interactions with humans lead to chimpanzees displaying less complex behaviours
Volcanic activity in the Comoros Islands
Undersea tremors in French Indian Ocean territory
What were the factors which contributed to the intensity of this extreme weather event?
What are Saturn’s moons made of?
The tiny moons of Saturn are getting bigger thanks to debris from Saturn’s rings
The day the dinosaurs died
Fossil evidence shows the effect of a deadly asteroid impact which changed the world
Black Holes: The heart of darkness
Scientists have for the first time captured an image of a Black Hole.
The Zombie Pig Brain
What are the ethical concerns behind the so-called “Zombie Pig Brain”?
Turning brain waves into speech
Analysis of neural activity associated with talking allows scientists to reproduce speech.
What is behind the Indian Ocean Cyclones?
Why have three cyclones developed in the Indian Ocean in quick succession?
Biodiversity in crisis
Can we halt biodiversity loss and still allow for economic development?
The World Wood Web
Why a network of fungi living in harmony with trees are key indicators of climate change
The birth of a new volcano
A new undersea volcano has appeared off the coast of East Africa
The eclipse that made Einstein famous
A solar eclipse 100 years ago proved Einstein’s theory was onto something
US foetal tissue research ban
The Trump administration halts scientific research on tissue derived from human embryos
South Asia heatwave and climate change
South Asia has experienced record temperatures, is this becoming the new normal?
Iran’s nuclear plans
What the threat to increase stockpiles of uranium really means
Is climate change driving Europe’s current heatwave?
Scientists are unpicking the influence of anthropogenic forces on this event as it happens
Analysing the European heatwave
An analysis of weather and climate variables shows global warming had a role