Analysing Earth above and below ground
Studies explore mountains and movement near mantle.
Scientists continue to explore how our planet formed and how it works, with often surprising results. In recent se...
Here’s proof that plastic keeps hanging around
Researchers put a date on their deep-sea discoveries.
German researchers say they have found proof of the damaging longevity of modern plastics. Not only can they survi...
Can cabbage make batteries greener?
Scientists are exploring the potential of phytomining.
As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, interest in electric vehicles is increasing. This, along with ...
Do we think enough about sand?
Two studies dig into its abundance and potential.
Sand is far from ignored in our discussion of climate change and its impact, but it perhaps needs to be a little more...
Our clothes are wreaking havoc on the oceans
And it’s not just the synthetic fibres.
The fashion industry has come under increasing fire for its impact on the planet, from production to clothes racks an...
Mangroves threatened by sea level rise
Studying history provides a future warning.
Mangrove ecosystems may cease to function if greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced, according to a new study publis...
Scientists identify the ‘cleanest’ air on Earth
Area above the Southern Ocean unscarred by human activity.
The Southern Ocean is the place to breathe deep, it seems. Atmospheric scientists say they have identified a regio...
Asteroid created huge hydrothermal system
Researchers examine cores from more than a kilometre down.
Mexico’s 66-million-year-old Chicxulub crater continues to reveal its secrets. Just three days ago researchers sug...
Antarctic ice sheets capable of hasty retreat
Researchers look back to the end of the last Ice Age.
The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline were retreating at up to 50 metres a day at the end of the last I...
Cyclones can damage even distant reefs
Models underestimate their impact, study suggests.
Here’s some sobering news with the Atlantic hurricane season just days away. New research shows that strong cyclones,...
A new angle on that asteroid
Chicxulub simulations reveal trajectory of impact.
The asteroid that most believe wiped out the dinosaurs struck at the deadliest possible angle, according to new analy...
Pictures you’d only take with a drone
Here’s a safe way to monitor explosive volcanoes.
Above is a standard, though admittedly rather impressive, view of the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala. At right is a...