Interviews about Earth Science

Interviews about geology, palaeontology, archaeology, atmospheric science, climate, climate change and meteorology...

25 August 2015

New Horizons' images of Pluto have reignited debate over the dwarf planet's classification: should Pluto be...

25 August 2015

The New Horizons probe has provided vast quantities of data on Pluto, but what has it told us that we didn't...

25 August 2015

Finding meteors isn't too tricky, but working out where they came from is a different kettle of fish altogether...

25 August 2015

Philae touched down on a comet back in 2014 but what has this revealed about the Kuiper Belt?

17 August 2015

Rock formations can give clues about the climate in the past, but until now, we could only guess at how these...

21 July 2015

If the Navier Stokes equation is solved, it would lead to advances in a huge number of fields, including travel,...

07 July 2015

The Royal Society in London comes alive with a week-long exhibition showcasing the very latest in cutting edge...

11 May 2015

We examine the environmental cost of the aviation industry and the potential for mitigation strategies...

04 May 2015

Millions of people live close to volcanoes, but what danger are they in, and are there any long term health effects...

04 May 2015

Falling ash and scorching pyroclastic flows are the most dangerous elements of an eruption. How do they work?

04 May 2015

Eruptions are dramatic events that tear apart mountains. But what is actually going on inside an erupting volcano?

04 May 2015

What are volcanoes more common in certain places, what triggers and eruption, and can volcanic activity be predicted...?

27 April 2015

Your body clock uses colour to determine the time of day, which may even explain how colour vision evolved in the...

14 April 2015

Palaeo-anthropologists in South Africa are inviting tourists to watch them at work excavating a new species of human...

09 March 2015

What a natural nuclear reactor can tell us about harnessing nuclear energy more safely...

09 March 2015

The earliest evidence of our genus, Homo, has been unearthed in Ethiopia...

23 February 2015

Despite international efforts, our ozone layer may still be at risk from chemicals that are currently unregulated...

06 February 2015

Specially protected messenger RNA molecules allow hibernating squirrels to warm up quickly.

26 January 2015

At the moment, plastics are produced industrially using oil as a raw material. But, in future, it might, quite...

26 January 2015

We follow a batch of rubbish on its recycling journey...

26 January 2015

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge floating mass of plastic aggregated by ocean currents and caused by us.

26 January 2015

Pet dogs living with humans have infected African lions with distemper virus, while people are putting pumas off their...

26 January 2015

Scientists have been using X-rays to examine magnetism in meteorites dating from the dawn of the solar system...

12 January 2015

There could be trouble ahead if we burn all our available fossil fuels, according to new research.