With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here’s what you need to know about continent’s ice sheet.
Nasa believes one of Saturn’s moons, known as Enceladus, may now be the single best place to look for life beyond Earth. The discovery was made through Nasa’s Cassini probe, which flew close enough to examine the icy moon. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist and researcher at University College London, tells Radio 4’s Today the moon […]
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Farmers in Switzerland may have to end their use of synthetic pesticides Swiss citizens will get the chance to vote on a complete ban on the use of synthetic pesticides after campaigners secured enough signatures to force a referendum. More than 100,000 Swiss signed the call for a ban […]
Image caption Beaker pottery starts to appear in Britain around 4,500 years ago The ancient population of Britain was almost completely replaced by newcomers about 4,500 years ago, a study shows. The findings mean modern Britons trace just a small fraction of their ancestry to the people who built Stonehenge. The astonishing result comes from […]