With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here’s what you need to know about continent’s ice sheet.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many hoverflies have stripes and resemble bees and wasps Bee diseases have been detected in hoverflies for the first time. The brightly-coloured flies may be picking up bee viruses as they forage at the same flowers. And scientists think hoverflies could then be spreading the deadly infections long distances […]
Image copyright AFP Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it – well, maybe they don’t fall in love but they do procreate, so can we estimate how many animals are born every day across the world? That was the question posed by a listener to the BBC’s More or Less programme, […]
Image copyright NASA Image caption The nine will now train intensively on the systems they will operate in space Nasa has named the astronauts who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided rockets and capsules, starting next year. The nine individuals will go up on systems developed by – and contracted from […]