News, discoveries, and investigations from the worlds of science and health
Australian researchers claim to have established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor on continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.
Scientists have managed to extract human DNA from bone fragments that has been found to be 400,000 years old, confusing what we thought we knew about our historical ancestors.
Using the powerful eye of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
If there is one thing we know about comets, it is that their behaviour is really hard to predict and that they will always surprise us – and sometimes disappoint.
A Japanese engineering firm have announced plans to build a Lunar Ring around the moon’s equator to collect energy from the sun’s rays and “beam” it back to earth.
A new species of wild cat has been discovered in Brazil, with the tigrina actually being two distinct species.
An archaeological dig at the birthplace of Buddha has revealed that he was born in the 6th century BCE, a hundred years earlier than previously thought.
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
A team of scientists from Bangor university announced that the world’s oldest known animal was an Icelandic clam known as “Ming”, but accidentally killed it whilst trying to verify its age.
Early humans first tamed wolves in prehistoric Europe between 19,000 and 32,000 years ago according to new research.