Human have been eating hazelnuts for at least 6,000 years
Forest and fields change over time. Some very old hazelnuts shells can tell us how.
Losing their tails provided our ape ancestors with an evolutionary advantage – but we’re still paying the price
Many evolutionary changes also come with costs.
New World Record For Solar Cell Efficiency Set By CIGS Thin Films
CIGS solar cells are still less efficient than the best silicon or perovskite cells, but they could be starting to catch up.
Intuitive Machines: Moon lander pictured on its side with snapped leg
The Odysseus robot broke a leg on touchdown but continued to stream data back to Earth
Nuclear energy: Machine designed to replicate the conditions inside a burning star shutting down
The machine – designed to replicate the conditions inside a burning star – generated a five-second pulse of fusion, releasing 69 megajoules of energy.
White dwarf: Armagh astronomers say scar suggests star 'ate' planets
The scar on the star was discovered by the astronomical research centre in Armagh Observatory.
Moments of pure eureka: 10 best photos of recent medical breakthroughs
Check out the latest winners from Great Ormond Street Hospital’s latest photography competition, detailing stunning breakthroughs in science.
The real reason we have leap years – and how they’ll change in future
Here’s everything you need to know about leap years, according to scientists. What is a leap year? Why do they happen and how often?
First North Korea spy satellite is ‘alive’ and being controlled, experts say
Changes in orbit of Malligyong-1 suggest Pyongyang is successfully maneuvering the satellite
Russia acknowledges continuing air leak from its segment of space station
Roscosmos says specialists are monitoring leak, which poses no danger to crew or station
James Webb Spots "Extremely Red" Black Hole
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has spotted an unusual “extremely red” supermassive black hole billions of light-years away.
What causes a total solar eclipse and how often do they occur?
Ahead of the total solar eclipse in North America, here is everything you need to know about solar and lunar eclipses
Humans might have grown tails but for one tiny factor
Maybe a genetic fail?
Asteroid struck by NASA spacecraft might have healed itself
Rather than creating a crater, the collision caused the asteroid to reshape itself, thanks to its rubble-like ground.
Cosmic source of universe's bubble epoch revealed
The period when hydrogen became ionized across the cosmos may have been driven by dwarf galaxies, scientists have found.
Fishbowl Worlds: Aliens Could Be Highly Intelligent, But Unable To Contact The Outside
They could be out there, highly intelligent but forever stuck on their worlds.
Plastic makers lied about recycling for decades. What do we do next?
The plastic industry pushed recycling as a solution to waste, while internally dismissing it as technically and economically unviable.
Scientists Scanning Beautiful Star System for Signs of Alien Tech
Last year, scientists discovered a perfect star system — and now, they’re looking into whether it might contain traces of alien life.
The early Universe expanded faster than light
According to Einstein’s relativity, no matter can travel faster than light. So how can the early Universe have expanded faster than light?
7 things you need to know about the expansion of the Universe
The expansion of the Universe is know, but how much do we know about this process? Answers to questions about the expansion of the Universe.
Earth's Atmosphere Is Missing Huge Amounts Of Xenon, And We Don't Really Know Where It Went
Our atmosphere has around 10 percent of the xenon it should have. So where the hell is it?
Strange animals called pyrosomes are thriving as the Pacific heats up
Sausage-shaped pyrosomes are blooming in great numbers during marine heatwaves, but their success comes at the cost of other animals, including fish
Humanity Is Dangerously Pushing Its Ability to Tolerate Heat
Extreme heat waves are already here, and they are killing tens of thousands of people. Blasting through 2 degrees Celsius of warming means they’ll happen many times more frequently.
How black holes were first discovered
What is a black hole, when was the theory of black holes predicted, and which was the first black hole to be discovered?
Drax: UK power station still burning rare forest wood
Owner Drax, which received £6bn in subsidies, continues to burn timber from Canadian trees – BBC finds.
The 280m-year-old fossil reptile that turned out to be a forgery
Modern imaging techniques reveal item thought to be well preserved lizard-like fossil is painted carving
A black hole discovery could force us to rethink how galaxies came to be
The discovery raises big questions about widely accepted models of galaxy formation.
Carbon levels could be used to detect water-rich, oceanic exoplanets
Detecting carbon on exoplanets could reveal whether that planet has liquid water oceans, and therefore whether it has habitable conditions.
Newly Discovered Jurassic Vampire Squid Species Found "With Prey In Its Arms"
It seems this individual was so focused on a double prey catch it forgot it needed to breathe.
Jellyfish-inspired glowing dye can glom onto fingerprints at crime scenes
Forensic science might get a boost from an unlikely source.
Could a couple of Thai otters have helped the UK’s otter population recover? Our study provides a hint
Research has revealed how British otters may have been able to recover from species loss in the 1950s with the help of otters from Asia.
Melting of Greenland ice could cause European heat extremes this year
When lots of freshwater from Greenland pours into the North Atlantic Ocean, it triggers feedback loops that lead to hotter and drier weather in Europe, according to a study of the past 40 years
Thousands of humpback whales starved to death after marine heatwave
A study estimating humpback whale numbers in the North Pacific Ocean from crowdsourced photos reveals a sharp decline from 2012 to 2021 after decades of slow population growth
Eclipse 2024: When is it and where can I see it?
North America will have a total solar eclipse on 8 April – here is where, when and how to view it safely
Maybe, just maybe, Boeing’s Starliner will finally fly astronauts this spring
The first launch of astronauts on Boeing’s Starliner capsule is targeted for April 22.
DNA Reveals Presence of Down Syndrome in Ancient Society
The burials of infants with Down syndrome in Europe provide insight into how babies with genetic conditions were cared for in premodern times, according to a new study
The Asteroid NASA Smashed Is Now Healing, Scientists Suggest
In September 2022, NASA intentionally smashed its DART spacecraft into a tiny asteroid called Dimorphos. It may now be “healing.”
How to recycle the giant magnets inside wind turbines? These scientists have a few ideas.
Many turbines rely on high-demand rare-earth minerals. A new Department of Energy program aims to keep them out of landfills.
Eclipse Cloud Study Has Worrying Implications For Attempts At Climate Engineering
Attempts to engineer the planet’s climate could have the opposite effect to the one intended.
Largest Fossil Crab Claw Ever Discovered Is 8 Million Years Old
The absolute wedge is also a new-to-science species.
Red Shrouded Supermassive Black Hole Is Also Too Big For Its Galaxy
More evidence that something funky is afoot with black holes in the early universe.
Physicists Screwed Around and Unlocked a Bizarre Quantum Behavior
It started as routine research—and ended with a revelation.
Scientists Discover How Some Whales Can Sing While Holding Their Breath Underwater
Baleen whales have evolved unique voice boxes essential for song, a new study finds—but these low-frequency vocalizations must compete with the noise of humans’ ships
NASA and Google Earth team up with researchers to help save tigers
Here’s how a new real-time data system could improve wild tiger habitats—and the health of our planet.
Gaganyaan: India names astronauts for maiden space flight
The Gaganyaan mission aims to send astronauts to an orbit of 400km and bring them back after three days.
Arctic doomsday vault gets sent sent record batch of seeds
The crates arriving on Tuesday contained crops such as beans, barley, cowpea, maize, rice, millet and sorghum
The World's Groundwater Is Disappearing Like Never Before, But There Is Good News
“We were shocked at how the pace has picked up in the past two decades.”
A Ship Sailed to the End of the Earth—and Discovered 100 New Life Forms
Beyond the known aquatic world lies a remarkable collection of secret creatures.
The story of the walrus and the English artwork at risk of being sent to the US
V&A trying to raise £2 million to keep medieval ivory artwork in the UK
4 People Are Spending a Year Sealed Inside a Martian World. Our Survival May Depend on Them.
A year-long isolation in a habitat designed to mimic life on the Red Planet could shape humanity’s spacefaring future.