12152017

Sumatran rhino ‘hanging on by a thread’

Image copyright Tom Uhlman Image caption Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros [...]

Star system has record eight exoplanets

Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our Solar System in number of planets [...]

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

Media captionThe map reveals a hidden world of mountains and canyons Scientists have produced a stunning visualisation of Greenland – without its ice cover. It is made from decades of survey data that show the position and [...]

Hurricane Harvey rainfall ‘weighed 127bn tonnes’

Media captionRoads turned to rivers across Houston as Harvey hit Scientists have weighed the water that fell on Texas during the record-breaking Hurricane Harvey in August. They calculate, by measuring how much the Earth was [...]

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

Image copyright Yasuhisa Nakajima Image caption Paleontologists Tanja Wintrich and Martin Sander examine the fossil A new fossil [...]

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Media captionSea ice that is more than four years old has largely disappeared in the Arctic A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the [...]

Nasa’s New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: The moonlet may be about 200-300km from the main object The American space agency’s [...]

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Image caption Sea ice that is more than four years old has largely disappeared in the Arctic A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” [...]

Nasa’s New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: The moonlet may be about 200-300km from the main object The American space agency’s [...]

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Image caption Sea ice that is more than four years old has largely disappeared in the Arctic A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” [...]