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Earth magnetic shield is much older

The Earth’s magnetic field deflects high energy protons from the Sun, as depicted in this artist’s impression. Note that the relative sizes of the Earth and Sun, as well as the distances between the two [...]

Big year ahead for James Webb telescope

“Up to this point, for as long as we’ve been working on Webb, you’ve only ever really seen a cartoon of the telescope. Towards the end of this year, you will actually be able to see the James Webb Space Telescope realised [...]

US Fed moves closer to rate rise

The US Federal Reserve has indicated it is more positive on the US economy, confirming views it is likely to raise interest rates this year. The US central bank said it had unanimously agreed to keep rates at close to zero this month, but [...]

AA joins protest at green changes

The Automobile Association (AA) has joined green groups in warning that recent changes in energy policy will harm the climate. A survey of motorists suggests they will be more likely to buy polluting cars following a Budget change. Environment [...]

Wales surf wave generator starts up

The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The inland lake covers an area the size of six football pitches, and the site cost £15m [...]

Comet yields ‘rich array’ of organics

The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds. One leading scientist has even described the chemicals as “a frozen primordial soup”. This supports the theory [...]

Robot can leap from water’s surface

Scientists have developed a tiny robot – based on the water strider insect – that can jump on water. The robotic version uses the same forces to jump as the water strider – pushing off without breaking the surface. It takes [...]

Aquariums ‘deliver health benefits’

The researchers gathered “first of its kind” data from participants in the aquarium study People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental [...]

Tap to Download: Your Guide to Getting Found In the App Store

The importance of apps to Internet sales has risen in conjunction with the popularity of mobile device, particularly smartphones and tablets. In May, Google announced that more searches are performed from mobile devices than desktop [...]

Aquariums ‘deliver health benefits’

The researchers gathered “first of its kind” data from participants in the aquarium study People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental [...]