New research could be the first step to hydrogen power

A team of researchers have produced a novel molecule that could be used to allow hydrogen to be made from solar energy on demand—even when the Sun is not out.

Climate change has likely begun to suffocate the world's fisheries

By 2080, around 70% of the world's oceans could be suffocating from a lack of oxygen as a result of climate change, potentially impacting marine ecosystems worldwide.

Quantum computing in silicon hits 99 % accuracy

Researchers have proven that near error-free quantum computing is possible, paving the way to build silicon-based quantum devices compatible with current semiconductor manufacturing technology.

Dark matter missing from 6 galaxies

Astronomers completed a 40-hour long observation of an ultra-diffuse dwarf galaxy and discovered no traces of dark matter. Galaxies without hints of dark matter had been previously discovered though these remain rare anomalies.

Pig heart transplanted to human for the first time

The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced that its staff had completed the first transplant of a pig's heart into a human. The patient was too sick to qualify for the standard transplant list. 

Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars In Our Galaxy

Using telescopes from around the world, a team of astronomers recently discovered 70 additional free-floating planets (FFPs), the largest sample of “Rogue Planets” discovered to date in the Milky Way.

Astronomers Find the Biggest Structure in the Milky Way

An international team recently noticed a massive filament of atomic hydrogen gas in our galaxy. This structure, named “Maggie,” is located about 55,000 light-years away and is one of the longest structures ever observed in our galaxy.

Nearby Supernovae Were Essential to Life on Earth

A new research article sheds light on another way that supernovae support life. Supernova activity in Earth’s neighbourhood may have led to more oxygen in the atmosphere. And oxygen is necessary for complex life.

James Webb telescope's mirrors fully deployed

After successfully unfolding the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshade and optical elements, scientists and engineers are now ready to begin a multi-step process to align the primary mirror’s 18 hexagonal segments.

China's Chang'e-5 probe proves presence of water on Moon

There is as much as 120 parts per million of water (as hydroxyl and/or H2O) in the lunar regolith, new data from the lander of China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe has revealed.

China's Artificial Sun Just Broke a Record

In a new world record, China's "artificial sun" project has sustained a nuclear fusion reaction for more than 17 min. Superheated plasma reached almost 70 million degrees C— that's roughly five times hotter than the sun.

Tornadoes and climate change

Projections suggest that stronger, tornado-producing storms may be more likely as global temperatures rise, though strengthened less than we might expect from the increase in available energy.

Oceans Break Heat Record for Third Year in a Row

The study finds that the amount of heat in the oceans last year broke the previous 2020 record by around 14 zettajoules. That’s equivalent to at least 20 times the entire world’s annual energy consumption.

Roundup of 8 Positive environmental stories from 2021

From limiting oil and gas exploration, via lab grown meat to End Deforestation project - these are the headlines of 2021.

Campaigners in South Africa halt Shell's oil exploration

Local campaigners have blocked Shell from exploring oil on South Africa’s eastern coastline. In a battle pitting the oil company against the community, the court ruled that Shell halt its seismic tests.