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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
'Free' water and electricity for the world?
The solar panel which simultaneously produces electricity and purifies water
The moon landing and another big space anniversary
The comet Shoemaker – Levy 9 spectacularly crashed into Jupiter 25 years ago.
The human danger – for sharks
A global appetite for shark meat and fins threatens these iconic predators
The snowball effect of Arctic fires
The long term consequences of the intense burning across the region
Keeping tabs on nuclear weapons
Can science overcome the political impasse in nuclear proliferation policy?
Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse
Scientists investigate the precise physical events around last year’s lethal eruption.
Amazonian fires likely to worsen
Is it going to be a particularly bad burning season for Brazil’s rainforest?
Nanotube computer says hello
A 16bit computer processor made of carbon nanotubes is unveiled to the world.
New evidence of nuclear reactor explosion
An isotopic fingerprint is reported of a nuclear explosion in Russia last month
Embryoids from stem cells
Embryoids from stem cells; water vapour in atmosphere of rocky exoplanet;
South East Asia choking - again
Why even staying indoors offers no escape from fires across the region
Global climate inaction
The latest climate report look like earlier ones, where is the call to action?
Drought likely to follow India’s floods
Despite extreme rainfall, climate scientists predict drought in India within months.
From batteries to distant worlds
Nobel Prize wins for a range of well-known discoveries
Malaria's origins and a potential new treatment
How malaria jumped from great apes to humans and why Antarctica may hold a new treatment
Is quantum supremacy ‘garbage’?
Has a new era of computing finally arrived or not, or is it both at the same time?
Wildfires and winds in California
How dry land and high winds are fuelling fires in California
Climate in crisis
Inaction on climate change while the impact of air pollution is likened to smoking
To what extent is ‘Bush fire weather’ influenced by climate change?
Politics and Amazonia’s fires
Satellite data shows this year’s Amazon fires have been the worst since 2010.
New malaria target
Molecular research opens the way to prevent antimalarial resistance
CRISPR babies scandal – more details
Evidence for a series of scientific and ethical errors have emerged
White Island volcano eruption
Why a small eruption on White Island was so dangerous
Understanding the Anak Krakatau eruption
How a relative small volcanic eruption caused a tsunami
Gaming climate change
Can a role-playing game improve climate negotiation outcomes?
Living with the threat of fires and earthquakes.
Australia’s extreme fire season
2019 was Australia’s hottest year on record, a major factor behind the continued bushfires
Mount Taal volcano
Why Mount Taal volcano near Manila produces so much ash and lightning
What science can tell us about the emergence of a new virus in China
Understanding the new coronavirus
Analysis of the impact of the new virus
Coronavirus, prospects for treatment?
Could untried drugs developed for Ebola stop the virus?
CoVid-19: Mapping the outbreak
A new public tool allows anyone to see where the virus is spreading
Monitoring Covid-19, harvests and space junk
Monitoring spread of Covid-19, harvests in Africa from space, and space junk
Tracking coronavirus spread
More new cases of Covid-19 are now outside China than inside - how can we map the virus?
Australia’s fires - fuelled by climate change
Fires were at least 30% worse due to mankind’s influence on the climate.
Covid -19 how infectious is it really?
The pattern of transmission and prospects for drug treatments.
Covid -19, are you carrying the virus?
Research from Italy and China, shows many people have the coronavirus but no symptoms
The science of social distancing
Why staying home is the best defence against Covid -19
Covid 19 – The fightback in Africa begins
As cases spread in Nigeria, can lessons from Ebola counter covid 19?
Covid 19 - the threat to refugees
The impossibility of social distancing and even handwashing in crowded refugee camps
Italy, getting Covid-19 under control
Tentative steps to relax the lockdown
Presidents and pandemics
Why they don’t mix
Ebola drug offers hope for Covid-19
Early trials suggest Remdesivir can aid recovery
Covid -19 new hope from blood tests
Research from New York shows how our own immune response is responding to Covid 19
Understanding which situations pose the highest risk for virus transmission is key.
More than a hundred vaccines are in development to fight the virus
Brazil’s Covid chaos
The number of cases and deaths may be much higher than official figures show
The medical complexity of Covid -19
Understanding viral damage to the brain and heart
Food security, locusts and Covid -19
Efforts to eradicate locust swarms and save harvests continue despite the pandemic
Covid -19 hope for severe cases
A readily available drug prevents some deaths, and others may also be useful
Record high temperatures – in the Arctic
Siberia has seen 38 degrees Celsius, 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Covid -19 and Children
Why a minority become gravely ill is still a mystery
Rwanda’s game changing coronavirus test
African scientists have developed a reliable, quicker and cheaper mass testing method
How long do Covid-19 antibodies last?
New research on how long our defences against the coronavirus last.
Making a Covid-19 vaccine for two billion people
The challenge of making two billion Covid-19 vaccine doses within the year.
NASA rover heads for Mars ancient lake
NASA 2020 rover launched on fresh search for life on Mars
Counting the heat health threat from climate change
Huge death toll from rising temperatures projected for century’s end.
Putin’s Covid-19 vaccine
Despite widespread alarm, Russia is not about to roll out an untested vaccine.
Trouble in Greenland
Has the loss from Greenland’s vast ice sheet reached a tipping point?
Covid-19 therapy controversy
Is convalescent plasma really a ‘tremendous’ treatment for Covid-19?
Nyiragongo - is Goma under threat?
More than 2 million people live around this volcano, which has become more active
Covid -19 science versus politics
Are the politicians finally coming round to the scientist’s views on the way forward?
Malaria resistance breakthrough
Discovered in East Africa, the finding holds promise for completely new treatments.
Why Covid -19 vaccines may not stop transmission
They are only designed to prevent disease developing, none have been tested against spread
Are children the biggest Covid-19 spreaders?
The world’s largest study of Covid-19 transmission shows children have a major role.
Do Covid–19 mutations matter?
Results from the most detailed investigation to date into SARS –CoV-2 virus mutations
Why is there such a range in the number of deaths from Covid -19 between countries?
Nasa probe Osiris Rex lands on asteroid
Osiris Rex probe touches asteroid Bennu to sample secrets of the early solar system
Osiris Rex stows asteroid material
Successful closure of lid on Osiris Rex spacecraft
Coronavirus spreads from mink to humans
What does transmission of coronavirus from mink to humans mean for the future vaccine?
Covid-19 defeats US Marines
The virus spread amongst recruits despite a range of thorough precautions
Covid- 19 – Good news on immunity
After infection or vaccination immunity to the virus may be long lasting
Vaccines – the Covid confusion
The problems with incomplete or contradictory trial data published by press release.
Freak weather getting even freakier
This year has seen record-breaking Atlantic hurricanes, and now an Australian heatwave
The unchecked spread of Covid-19 in Manaus
Around three-quarters of the Brazilian city’s population are thought to have been infected
Covid -19 – Mutations are normal
Viral mutations happen all the time but we still need to be wary of their impact.
A year with Covid -19
Looking back on how the virus emerged and the scientific response
Coping with Covid
Making sense of a year of confusion
New variants of SARS-Cov2
SARS-Cov2: UK and South African new variants
Gravitational waves and black holes
Gravitational waves from colliding supermassive black holes
Saving the Northern White Rhino
Bringing back the Northern White Rhino from extinction