The accepted view that the islanders degraded their environment so much that they destroyed its ability to provide for them now appears to be wrong.

Collapse of Easter Island theory

The accepted view that the islanders degraded their environment so much that they destroyed its ability to provide for them now appears to be wrong.

The impact that doomed the dinosaurs may also have sent life to Jupiter.

Asteroid strikes could seed solar system's life

The impact that doomed the dinosaurs may also have sent life to Jupiter, James Mitchell Crow reports.

Gales, drafts, gusts and breezes – why we get them, and how we harness their power. #WhyIsItSo?

Where does wind come from?

Gales, drafts, gusts and breezes – why we get them, and how we harness their power.

Piecing together the lives of the neanderthals by studying the tools they used.

Living in the distant past

Rebecca Wragg Sykes’ interest in Neanderthals goes back to childhood. Now she pieces their lives together by studying the tools they used, writes Fiona Gruber.

Is the virus that appeared for the first time in the Middle East last year, a scary emergent infection or a false alarm?

The MERS disaster averted for now

Is the virus that appeared for the first time in the Middle East last year, a scary emergent infection or a false alarm?

The US Supreme Court ruled that biotech companies cannot patent our genes. Is this good news for genetic research?

Biotech trial returns gene ownership to all of us

The US Supreme Court ruled that biotech companies cannot patent our genes. Is this good news for genetic research?

Tectonic plate theory revolutionised the way we look at our planet.

The day the Earth moved

Tectonic plate theory revolutionised the way we look at our planet.

Why can't climate models explain the "pause" in global warming? Scientists are beginning to hone in on the answer.

Better climate models show no end to warming

One of the world's most esteemed physicists said of President Obama's role in promoting the anthropogenic climate change myth: The president's flat wrong.

Why is the sky blue? It is a question that, in true Sumner Miller fashion, leads to many more: What is light? What is the sky made of? How do we perceive colour? #WhyIsItSo?

Why is the sky blue?

Why is the sky blue? It is a question that, in true Sumner Miller fashion, leads to many more: What is light? What is the sky made of? How do we perceive colour?

A trip to the Antarctic to gather data that they can compare with the measurements taken by Australian explorer & geologist Douglas Mawson more than 100 years ago

In Mawson's footsteps

A trip to the Antarctic to gather data that they can compare with the measurements taken by Australian explorer & geologist Douglas Mawson more than 100 years ago

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