Deepest place on Earth is 2km further than peak of Mount Everest, study finds
An ocean mapping expedition has shed new light on the deepest place on Earth, the 2,500-kilometer long Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean near Guam.
Microbubbles provide new boost for biofuel production
A solution to the difficult issue of harvesting algae for use as a biofuel has been developed using microbubble technology pioneered at the University of Sheffield. The technique builds on previous research in which micr
Big birds pile on the pounds in response to climate change, study finds
A study of albatrosses have found the world's biggest seabird is getting heavier to cope with the effects of a changing climate.
Europe's mountains show clear and rapid change to a warming climate
The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest since global climate has been measured, and while localized studies have shown evidence of changes in mountain plant communities that reflect this warming trend, no study has
Study finds link between air pollution and increase in DNA damage
A study in the Czech Republic has found a link between exposure to certain air pollutants and an increase in DNA damage for people exposed to high levels of the pollution.
Scientists develop cotton fabric that can clean itself in sunshine
Scientists in China have developed a new cotton fabric that will allow clothes to clean and deodorise themselves when simply hung on a clothesline in the sun.
11 billion miles from Earth, "Grand Tour of the Solar System" comes to an end
In 1977, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president, Elvis died, Virginia park ranger Roy Sullivan was hit by lightning a record seventh time, and two NASA space probes destined to turn planetary science on its head launched
Climate change is causing mass tree kill-off in Africa, new study finds
Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.
Satellites find Greenland rose half-an-inch last year as ice melt increases
A new satellite data study has found Greenland has risen out of the sea as its ice cover continues to melt.
Researchers finally crack the science behind rainbows
After centuries of theories, a team of researchers have finally cracked the science behind rainbows and solved an age-old mystery.
Carbon-busting micro-tubes could convert cities into huge CO2 traps
Land unsuitable for tree planting could still be used to reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere thanks to new research.
Climate change could be fatal for walnut trees, study warns
Warmer, drier summers and extreme weather events considered possible as the climate changes would be especially troublesome - possibly fatal - for walnut trees, according to research at Purdue University.
Hybrid cars save fuel and can save lives, research confirms
Passengers in hybrid-powered cars are about 25 percent less likely to be injured in a crash than those in their conventional-powered counterparts, according to research released today.
Acid rain levels dip as emissions drop, long-term study finds
Emissions regulations do have a positive environmental impact, according to a long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers at the University of Illinois.
Cooking stoves in developing nations linked to pneumonia - study
In many developing nations around the world, cooking is primarily done over a wood-burning fire pit.