Earth Science

Articles about geology, palaeontology, archaeology, climate and climate change, and the weather...

18 August 2016

Is the trend for tech obsolescence undermining our goals for a zero-waste economy?

28 July 2016

Researchers are looking into how life will change for people who live in the Arctic due to climate change.

11 July 2016

Can sunlight be used to cure as well as kill?

26 May 2016

Could we use nature’s own resources instead of pesticides to increase yields?

23 May 2016

Is it possible to prevent the ever increasing floods, or do we just have to learn to live with them?

19 May 2016

Warmer winters and drier summers might even be having an effect on your favourite bottle of wine.

01 April 2016

Are electric cars the future of transport? And can they really reduce pollution?

14 January 2016

Sea sponges could be used on an industrial scale to soak up pesticides, lead and even dangerous bacteria from Europe’s...

07 January 2016

Scientists are using diamonds to uncover what makes up the earth's core.

23 July 2015

Scientists can now research and explore hidden corners of the world... with drones!

30 April 2015

How low frequency sound gives some animals a peek into the future...

09 September 2014

With thousands of species going extinct how do we choose which ones to try and save?

22 February 2014

UK Science Minister David Willetts promotes science diplomacy in Chicago...

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

20 January 2014

The Polar icecaps are melting, but is the news all bad?

05 January 2014

The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from...

24 September 2012

Fresh water is a precious resource. How can the use and abuse of this resource exacerbate or manage water poverty in...

20 September 2012

Toby Fountain does something rather strange when he checks into a hotel: bags deposited unopened at the room's...

14 August 2012

Less than 5% of the nitrogen added to crops to feed animals ends up as meat in our mouths. The rest is wasted and...

18 February 2012

Ocean deadzones are triggered by nitrogen-fuelled bursts of microorganisms. So how does this happen and what can we do...

25 November 2011

Disruption of the nitrogen cycle can wreak havoc on ocean ecosystems for which oxygen is in short supply. Robin...

27 September 2011

It’s pretty easy to get lost when you venture deep into the Jungle of Lambusango on the Isle of Buton, just off the...

09 September 2011

Barnacles and mussels have an intimate relationship, but are they welcome house guests or uninvited squatters?

03 May 2011

Imagine a shoal of fish 15 kilometres long, 3.5 kilometres wide and 40 metres deep...