Comets and viruses

Idea of microbes originating from space. Microbes can survive frozen, deep within the permafrost for millions and even billions of years. They might be perfectly adapted for a life on some frozen object, traveling through space.

16 Ways Coronavirus May Change Us

This brutal challenge to our existing systems may open new windows of opportunity for long-awaited change. Here’s a list of 16 positive changes to the collective mindset this era of emergency may bring.

Oldest ever human genetic evidence

An important advancement in human evolution studies has been achieved after scientists retrieved the oldest human genetic data set from an 800,000-year-old tooth belonging to the hominin species Homo antecessor.

Stratolaunch Shows Off its New Hypersonic Testing Vehicle

Stratolaunch has revealed the designs of two hypersonic aircraft plus a reusable space plane that will be launched from its giant Carrier Aircraft launch plane. The company hopes to begin test flights of these vehicles by 2022.

BepiColombo mission is heading to Mercury

Scientists are still preparing for the crucial fly-by of Earth by the joint European–Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury on 10 April, despite COVID-19 quarantine.

COVID-19 Pandemic Caused Unprecedented Fall Of CO2

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scientists have predicted that global carbon dioxide emissions may drop by more than 5 percent in 2020—in what would be the largest fall since the end of the Second World War.

Antarctica Was Once A Rainforest

A team of scientists drilled into the ground near the South Pole to discover that 90 million years ago Antarctica was once home to a swampy rainforest and had average temperatures around +11C. 

Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?

About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create Covid-19 vaccine. 

Opening a Plastic Bottle Releases Microscopic Pollution

It seems we're releasing anywhere around 10 to 30 nanograms of plastic fragments just a few nanometres across for every 3 metres (about 10 feet) of plastic we break apart.

UK's first converted 'Electric Avenue'

Over half a mile in length, the avenue ‘Electric Avenue, W9’ in Westminster has been turned into an electric vehicle charging haven with lampposts acting as charging points.

A Glacier in Antarctica Has Retreated With Astonishing Speed

In nearly three decades, Denman Glacier has already retreated some five km and lost over 250 billion tons of ice. In the worst case scenario, the damage could be much greater.

Superconductivity Has Been Discovered in Meteorites

Scientists have found naturally occurring superconducting materials in extraterrestrial objects for the first time, discovering superconductive grains embedded inside two distinct meteorites that crash-landed on Earth.

Electric Cars Really Do Produce Less CO2 Pollution

Electric cars absolutely do produce less CO2 than gas guzzlers, a new study has confirmed - countering claims that carbon emissions from the manufacture of electric cars and the production of electricity outweighed the savings on the road.

Ancient Mercury Had the Right Stuff For Life

Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is one of the last places we think about when considering the potential for life in the solar system. New research suggests the planet's interior once contained the basic ingredients for life.

Intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon

Recent studies demonstrated that the relationship between brain structure and intelligence not only involves grey matter, but also white matter - the brain's wiring system.