Climate change: UK heading for failure on climate goals - report
The Climate Change Committee also cites a “shocking” lack of policy to insulate people’s homes.
Exoplanets may provide habitable conditions for billions of years, says study
These planets could sustain temperate conditions and liquid water on their surface for long periods of time.
G7 told not to 'water down' climate promises amid fears of shift back to fossil fuels
Leaders considering ‘disastrous’ push for coal and gas projects due to Ukraine crisis, campaigners warn
Frogs, crocodiles, turtles age slower than other animals, scientists say
Animals such as turtles with bony shells, spines, or venom age slower and sometimes hardly at all, according to new research.
Stunning Jupiter storm photographs seen in citizen scientist project
Citizens can now help scientists identify the composition of Jupiter’s massive and eye-catching storms
Whale-Sized Marine Reptiles Once Ruled the Seas
Paleontologists are beginning to learn how and why ichthyosaurs evolved into giants
'Mount Everest' of bacteria discovered and it's an absolute unit
It’s 5,000 times bigger than normal bacteria and can be seen with the naked eye.
Turtles and tortoises have figured out how to slow the ageing process
While all living organisms age and die, not all creatures follow the same pattern of weakening and deterioration to old age.
What Polar Bear Genomes May Reveal About Life in a Low-Ice Arctic
Two new studies use whole genome sequencing to explore how the animals have fared in warmer conditions, raising questions about climate and adaptation.
Body less able to absorb protein from vegan 'meat', study suggests
Findings may lead to development of ingredients to increase uptake of nutrients from plant-based products
This tiny, trailblazing satellite is taking on a big moon mission
The CubeSat is set to launch for the moon at some point in late June. Where it goes, larger lunar orbiters could follow.
NASA declares Artemis 1 moon rocket test successful, begins prepping for launch
Artemis 1 won’t have to conduct another ‘wet dress rehearsal’ before it lifts off.
Surgeons Transplant 3-D-Printed Ear Made From Patient's Own Cells
The 3-D printed implant is the first made from living tissue
India's fireflies are fighting for survival against its cities' bright lights
Fireflies, like other species, maintain a delicate balance in the ecosystem.
What You Need to Know About the History of Monkeypox
Mired in misconception, the poxvirus is endemic in certain African countries but was rarely reported in Europe and the U.S. until recently
Jackdaws Vote to Decide When to Take Flight
The birds use vocalizations to signal when they want to leave the roost
Ancient stretching of continents led to extreme global warming event, study says
Scientists examined environmental changes dating back 56 millions years.
Amazing Shot Captures Space Station Flying Directly Across the Moon
Photographer and astronomer Andrew McCarthy has shared a stunning new image he took of the International Space Station transiting in front of a sunlit Moon.
Megalodons were oceans' greatest ever apex predators, scientists say
Methods used in study can be developed to decode ancient food webs, scientists say
Divers recovered giant head of Hercules from Antikythera shipwreck in Greece
Over several expeditions, divers have recovered statues, jewelry, and human remains.
The last dinosaurs to walk the Earth as the asteroid hit
The time just before the mass extinction event 66 million years ago was a period when many of the most famous dinosaur species roamed the Earth.
Texas man catches enormous alligator snapping turtle, throws it back
The massive alligator snapping turtle is a protected species in Texas, so it was released back into the lake.
Do animals feel pain? Science author Ed Yong says that's the wrong question.
Do animals feel pain? In his new book ‘An Immense World,’ Ed Yong takes a deeper look at this sensory question.
Exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur specimen has oldest belly button ever known
‘Exceptionally-preserved’ fossil has allowed scientists to document scales, tail bristles, and first-ever dinosaur cloaca
Revealed: Why hamsters die
Beloved family pets meet their maker through a variety of surprisingly grim afflictions, new study finds
Why some animals evolved to sacrifice themselves
From headbutting muskoxen to self-sacrificing bees, evolution favors populations, not individuals.
Humanity left an irreversible imprint upon Earth's rocks. Here's how.
Studying everything from atomic bomb fallout to pesticide residues, scientists are close to defining the start of the Anthropocene-the geologic age of human impact.
A giant sunspot that can blast significant solar flares is now facing the Earth
The sunspot has doubled in size in 24 hours.
What the DNA of Ancient Humans Reveals About Pandemics
Genomic analysis of ancient remains has shed light on the origins of the black death and offers insights into the coevolution of humans and diseases.
In a Mind-Bending First, Scientists Paired Two Time Crystals Together
Hard to understand and even harder to study, time crystals offer a tantalizing view of quantum computing in the future.
NASA's Super Expensive Mega Moon Rocket Starts Leaking During Test
During a crucial Artemis 1 take-off test, the NASA’s seemingly doomed Space Launch System sprung a leak in a hydrogen fuel valve.
Five planets align for the first time in 18 years: When and how to see it
The five planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn-will all be visible at once throughout the month of June in the same order as they orbit the sun.
Scientists Just Built a Laser That Can Run Forever
Atoms are fed into the system just like a pitching machine.
Nasa is shutting down the Voyager space probes after 44 years
The initial Voyager mission was expected to last just four years.
Gaia mission: five insights astronomers could glean from its latest data
New data may settle dispute about the universe’s true expansion rate.
Physicist Says There's a Small Chance You'll Wake Up on Mars Tomorrow Due to Quantum Physics
Michio Kaku says that he often gives his students a particular experiment in which he has them calculate the probability that they wake up on Mars tomorrow.
The right kind of filter can keep microplastics out of drinking water
Slow sand and membrane filters can knock out nearly all of the tiny pollutants.
The race to produce green steel
The steel industry is testing new technologies that don’t rely on fossil fuels.
Enigmatic 'blue blobs' are new kind of star system, astronomers say
Newly discovered blobs of blue stars could tie into the larger processes of galactic evolution and stellar renewal
Fossil-finding ants amass huge haul of ancient creatures
Paleontologists have just discovered 10 new species of ancient mammal thanks to the tiny mound-building insects.
UK to become 'true space superpower' with first rocket launch
The Spaceport will be a significant boost to the economy of Cornwall, one of the UK’s most deprived regions.
'Groundbreaking' study 'heals' heart attack in mice by regenerating muscle cells
Over a month, mice hearts were repaired to ‘near normal cardiac pumping function with little scarring’, say scientists
Scientists Suggest Killing Ants With Viruses
Scientists say they’ve figured out at least part of North America’s invasive, imported fire ant problem by turning a virus that kills them into a weapon.
Scientists Find Secret Polar Bear Clan Hidden For Centuries in Greenland
Around 300 secret polar bears have been secluded from other polar bear populations in Greenland for about 200 years, scientists said in a new study.
Leaked Documents Show NASA's Moon Landing Plans in Chaos
According to leaked documents obtained by Ars Technica, NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the surface on the Moon are in serious trouble.
Microscopic mites that have sex on our faces at night could face evolutionary oblivion, say scientists
Their ecology becoming so closely synchronised with humans shows the species is on its way from being a parasite to a symbiont – an organism entirely dependent on another for its survival. In this case, us.
An ocean below Earth's crust could be key to a habitable planet
A new model suggests ‘mantle rain’ from inside Earth’s mantle ensures we will always have a surface ocean.
UFO seeker claims he's found an 'elephant-like creature' statue on Mars
The alien researcher’s other ‘discoveries’ on Mars include a baby polar bear, a ‘dark lady’, and a space crab.
NASA prepares to power-down Voyager spacecraft after more than 44 years
It is certain that at some point the plutonium powering the probes will decay beyond what is capable of keeping them functional. Some estimate that could be as soon as 2025, while others hope it may be later.
Where Did the Black Death Start? Thanks to Ancient DNA, Scientists May Have Answers
The devastating disease possibly began in what is now northern Kyrgyzstan