Scientists discover huge sea lizard that lived 66m years ago

Paleontologists have discovered a strange new species of marine lizard with dagger-like teeth that lived near the end of the age of dinosaurs. Their findings,...

The Arctic could become ‘ice-free’ within a decade

The Arctic could see summer days with practically no sea ice as early as the next couple of years, according to a new study...

Ice melt barriers in the Antarctic are disappearing by the double

Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica’s land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared...

Your unique smell can provide clues about how healthy you are

Aoife Morrin, Dublin City University Hundreds of chemicals stream from our bodies into the air every second. These chemicals release into the air easily as...

Study finds 83 per cent of UK’s rivers fail pollution test

A new study has found that 83% of the Country’s rivers monitored have failed phosphate standard for good ecological status The study by the Angler’s...

Colours fade as people age

There is a difference between how the brains of healthy older adults perceive colour compared to younger adults, finds a new study The research, published...

Butterflies could lose spots as climate warms

Female Meadow Brown butterflies have fewer spots if they develop in warmer weather – so climate change could make them less spotty, new research shows. University...

An orchid growing on a volcano and an underground tree amongst new species named...

74 plants and 15 fungi were named by botanists and mycologists at Kew and at partner organisations around the globe. They cover everything...

New images reveal what Neptune and Uranus really look like

Neptune is fondly known for being a rich blue and Uranus green – but a new study has revealed that the two ice giants...

How traditional cultures use their environment to navigate

Traditional navigation techniques from across the world, some of which have been in use for thousands of years, can inform western science, according to...