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NASA's map for water ice on Mars

December 12, 2019
NASA has big plans for returning astronauts to the Moon in 2024, a stepping stone on the path to sending humans to Mars. But where should the first people on the Red Planet land?

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Honey bees evolve fast to overcome new disease

US researchers develop UAV prototype that flies from underwater


Explaining the 'tiger stripes' of Saturn's moon Enceladus

December 11, 2019
Saturn's tiny, frozen moon Enceladus is a strange place.

Kilauea volcano: Tiny leak led to massive, unexpected collapse

December 10, 2019
The 2018 eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii featured the spectacular collapse of the volcano's caldera, creating a hole nearly as deep as One World Trade Center in New York City is tall at its summit.

Oxygen in oceans depleting at unprecedented rate

December 9, 2019
Oxygen in the world’s oceans is depleting at an unprecedented rate, leaving species gasping for breath and devastating marine habitats, a report issued at the annual UN climate talks in Madrid has warned.

What’s driving soil erosion?

December 6, 2019
ETH Zurich researchers are reexamining the causes of soil erosion around the world and have found that countries themselves have a surprisingly strong influence on their soil.

South Korea to launch environmental monitoring satellite

December 6, 2019
South Korea is set to take the lead in atmospheric monitoring as it prepares to launch the world's first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite.

Signs of life: New field guide aids astronomers' search

December 5, 2019
A Cornell University senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide.

Mystery of how early animals survived ice age

December 4, 2019
A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth, when the oceans were cut off from life-giving oxygen, answering a question puzzling scientists for years.

Mystery of Sun's magnetic waves solved

December 3, 2019
A Queen's University Belfast scientist has led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun's magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures.

Great boots for small man: Boots of Napoleon Bonaparte sold for 117,000 euros

November 30, 2019
Boots of Napoleon Bonaparte were sold at auction in Paris for 117,000 euros (128.800 dollars).
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