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Why we should expect more sudden extreme temperatures
Methane: A climate solution?
Can reductions in this potent greenhouse gas help keep global temperature rises down?
Seismic citizen science in Hispaniola
Is there more to come from the Haitian earthquake fault system?
World’s first DNA Covid vaccine
Authorities in India approve a new type of needle-free triple-dose vaccine
Hurricane season intensifies
Climate change increases the havoc caused by Hurricane Ida across parts of the US.
Keep most fossil fuel in ground to meet 1.5 degree goal
Unexploited oil, gas and coal reserves must stay in the ground to avert temperature rise
Ebola can remain dormant for five years
Ebola infections can re-emerge after five years, and cause new outbreaks
New evidence for Sars-CoV-2’s origin in bats
Study of bats in Laos has identified viruses with a similar spike protein to Sars-CoV-2
Drug resistant malaria found in East Africa
The spread of resistance to one of the most important anti-malarials
Youngest rock samples from the moon
Youngest samples from lava flows on the moon returned by Chang’e-5 mission
Wetlands under attack
The invasive cordgrass taking over China’s coastal wetlands.
Red blood cells’ surprising immune function
New research reveals red blood cells form part of the body’s immune defence.
Can we still avoid climate catastrophe?
The UNEP Emissions Gap Report reveals we need to do more to reach our climate goals.
Jet fuel from thin air
A solar powered solution to emissions creates aviation fuel from atmospheric gases
Bambi got Covid
Why the discovery of Covid 19 in white-tail deer has implications for climate policy
The end for coal power?
The fossil fuel is on target to be replaced with renewables in both India and China.
Deliberately doomed dart
The sacrificial space mission designed to protect the Earth from asteroid impact.
Omicron, racism and trust
How the global political response to the new variant is hampering science in Africa
Can the weather trigger a volcano?
The eruption of Semeru in Java was linked to heavy rain
Omicron’s rapid replication rate
Omicron replicates seventy times faster than earlier variants.
Omicron – mild or monster?
Cases of the latest coronavirus variant are mild, so far – but that’s not the whole story
2021: The year of variants
The year began with Alpha, and ends with Omicron. What have we learnt?
Corbevax – A vaccine for the world?
Could a cheap and conventional vaccine for Covid-19 end the pandemic?
Have we got it wrong on Omicron?
It seems to be no more viable than the earlier delta variant
Tonga eruption – how it happened
Why a small volcanic eruption had a global impact
The roots of Long Covid
Detecting the early signals for long Covid
Identifying a more infectious HIV variant
A new form of HIV has been uncovered in the Netherlands.
Inside Wuhan's coronavirus lab
The inside story of Wuhan’s coronavirus lab
Bone repair from Covid-19 vaccine technology
Messenger RNA used in vaccines against Covid-19 has been used to encourage bone healing
Reforming the ‘China Initiative’
US scheme accused of persecuting scientists is to be refocused
Covid -19 origins
New analysis shows where inside the Wuhan market the virus first showed itself
Why are Covid-19 cases rising in Hong Kong?
The territory is experiencing a rapid increase in infections and deaths
Covid in the sewers
Could novel forms of the virus be lurking in wastewater?
Extreme temperatures recorded in Antarctica and the Arctic.
Radioactive Red Forest
Are Russian troops in forests around Chernobyl receiving a dangerous dose of radiation?
Tsunami detective in Tonga
What really happened in the cataclysmic eruption of the volcano Hunga Tonga in January?
How ‘magic mushroom’ chemical treats depression
Brain scanning study reveals how psilocybin can help people with severe depression
Climate techno-fix would worsen global malaria burden
Solar geoengineering to curb climate change could worsen global malaria burden.
The Indian subcontinent’s record-breaking heatwave
The Indian subcontinent is roasting in a prolonged heatwave. Is climate change to blame?
Mekong Delta will sink beneath the sea by 2100
Vietnam’s vast Mekong Delta is set to sink beneath the sea by the end of the century
Portrait of the monster black hole at our galaxy’s heart
Astronomers image the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy
Death in the rainforest
Climate change may have doubled the death rate of rainforest trees over the last 50 years
Heat death by volcano and other stories
New insights into Tonga’s cataclysmic volcanic eruption revealed
Should we worry about the latest Omicron subvariants?
Two recent subtypes of the Omicron virus are much better at evading our immune defences.
Body scan reveals HIV's hideouts
A medical scan which reveals where HIV and other viruses hide in the body.
Thirty years after the Earth Summit
Thirty years on, we ask what has the Earth Summit in Rio achieved?
Gigantic bacterium discovered in the Caribbean. It’s the size and shape of an eyelash.
Extreme heat death risk in Latin America
New study reveals risk of death as temperatures rise in Latin American cities
Long Covid ‘brain fog’
New insights into the cause of Long Covid ‘brain fog’
First images from the James Webb Space Telescope
A sensational new view of the universe from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Heat waves in the Northern Hemisphere
Heat waves in the Northern Hemisphere - how and why more frequent and more extreme?
The first galaxies at the universe's dawn
James Webb Space Telescope expands our view of the universe ever deeper back in time
Synthetic mouse embryos with brains and hearts
Researchers make synthetic mouse embryos with brains and beating hearts from stem cells