Interviews about Earth Science

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

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.

12 January 2015

Cold viruses grow better in the cold, new research confirms...

06 January 2015

June 2014 was the hottest since records began. Why, and how is this impacting on conditions in Antarctica?

06 January 2015

Argo is a system of 3600 floating mini-laboratories observing the temperatures, salinity, and currents in the oceans....

06 January 2015

Plants thrive on UV, but why? And how can their responses to these high-energy wavelengths of light be used to boost...

15 December 2014

There have been a number of mass-extinctions previously on Earth. Is another one on the cards? And if so, could...

15 December 2014

250 million years ago, life on Earth looked very different, both in the sea and on land. What wiped these strange...

15 December 2014

Giant marsupials used to roam Australia, but when humans arrived 60 000 years ago, they suddenly became extinct. Did...

15 December 2014

Using a laser to recreate comet and asteroid impacts on the early Earth, scientists have discovered the chemical...

24 November 2014

Lunar Mission One launches a crowdfunding drive on Wednesday, which offers donors a chance to have a digital memory box...

18 November 2014

Why has Ebola been so hard to contain? Some say too little was done too late...