Interviews about Earth Science

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

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...

18 November 2014

Diseases like malaria are not being treated due to the resource strain caused by Ebola...

18 November 2014

UK University energy bills are more than £400 million per year. Cambridge University is running 'Switch off Week...

18 November 2014

Lightning looks set to strike twice as often in future thanks to global warming, a new study predicts...

11 November 2014

Scrubbing away C02 emissions to cut carbon emissions, combat climate change and slash energy costs.

04 November 2014

HIV-1 DNA could be a biomarker for disease progression.

04 November 2014

Researchers are exploring new ways to assess the risks posed to humans by non-human influenza viruses.

22 October 2014

Scientists have modeled and predicted a solar storm, which could have implications in protecting us against severe...

20 October 2014

Cities are hotbeds of air pollution, which can exacerbate breathing problems. So how can technology help?

14 October 2014

Computers account for between 2-6% of global CO2 emissions, but can energy-efficient microchips help?

14 October 2014

Tackling climate change is a difficult task, especially on an individual level. Perhaps all we need is empathy...

14 October 2014

There will be many financial costs (and benefits) associated with tackling climate change, but how can these be...

14 October 2014

What are the signs and the evidence for climate change, and what will be the consequences? Emily Shuckburgh answers....

01 October 2014

Plants are hugely efficient at creating energy from sunlight. Now researchers are trying to capture sunlight to make...

01 October 2014

We need to increase performance of wind and wave powered systems to better harness the potential of these free, clean...