Russian Arctic warming leads to major ice loss

Glaciers and ice caps in two archipelagos in the Russian Arctic are losing enough meltwater to fill nearly five million Olympic-size swimming pools each...

Decline in CO2 cooled earth’s climate over 30 million years ago, scientists find

New research demonstrates that a decline in the concentration of atmospheric CO2 played a major role in driving Earth’s climate from a warm greenhouse...

Ever wondered how a cauliflower ended up wth such a starnge shape?

Have you ever wondered how a cauliflower grows into its strange shape? - The mystery of how this peculiar shaped vegetable forms has now...

Botanists name astonishing new species of ‘fairy lantern’ from Malaysian rainforests

So-called ‘fairy lanterns’ (genus Thismia) are among the most extraordinary-looking of all flowering plants. These curious, leafless plants grow in the darkest depths of...

Comet strike may have sparked civilisation shift

A cluster of comet fragments believed to have hit Earth nearly 13,000 years ago may have shaped the origins of human civilisation, research suggests. Possibly...

How does the one-humped Arabian camel survive without drinking?

Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shed new light on how the kidneys of the one-humped Arabian camel play an...

Low-cost imaging technique shows how smartphone batteries could charge in minutes

Researchers have developed a simple lab-based technique that allows them to look inside lithium-ion batteries and follow lithium ions moving in real time as...

Mystery behind the “Great Dimming” of the Betelgeuse star solved

The quest to discover what lay behind the “great dimming” of the aging star Betelgeuse, normally one of the brightest stars on the night...

Turtle’s tale reveals dual fishing threat

The story of a turtle caught twice in fishing nets reveals a dual threat facing many ocean animals. The female loggerhead turtle, called "Thunderbird", was...

New species of extinct lizard previously misidentified as a bird

An international research team  has described a new species of Oculudentavis, providing further evidence that the animal first identified as a hummingbird-sized dinosaur was...