01262020

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Image copyright PA Media The UK’s fixed-term parliaments could see politicians failing to prioritise climate change, veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough has suggested. He told the [...]

Canadian start-up GHGSat to make global methane map

Image caption The visualisation will render methane at a resolution of 2km per pixel A Canadian start-up, GHGSat, is promising to release a high-resolution [...]

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Image copyright NASA Image caption Tests are being carried out to determine whether the cookies are safe to eat Chocolate chip [...]

Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

Image copyright The New England Journal of Medicine/Dr Pier Paolo Image caption The black, shiny fragments are believed to be the glassy remains of a man’s [...]

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

Image copyright INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Image caption An image of the Yarrabubba area taken from the International Space Station [...]

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom” – Trump US President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic [...]

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The new technique could kill a wide range of cancer cells, including breast and prostate [...]

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the critical moments from the SpaceX test SpaceX has conducted a test of the abort manoeuvre it would use if one of its crew-carrying rockets ever developed a [...]

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption Artwork: Powerful thrusters should push the Dragon capsule clear of the rocket America [...]

'Resistant' trees planted in Hampshire in ash dieback fight

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Ash dieback has devastated trees across Europe A planting scheme has begun [...]