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Greenland
Greenland's ice sheet is melting 7 times faster than it was in the early 90s, a study shows. It has lost more than 4.2 trillion tons of ice.

As our planet and its oceans warm, the polar ice sheets are melting at accelerated rates. Greenland's average yearly ice loss is 262 billion tons.

Greenland
Greenland's ice sheet is melting 7 times faster than it was in the early 90s, a study shows. It has lost more than 4.2 trillion tons of ice.

As our planet and its oceans warm, the polar ice sheets are melting at accelerated rates. Greenland's average yearly ice loss is 262 billion tons.

At least 5 people are dead after a New Zealand volcano erupted. Experts say the disaster was not predictable, despite warning signs.
At least 5 people are dead after a New Zealand volcano erupted. Experts say the disaster was not predictable, despite warning signs.

Geologists and tourists knew that the volcano that recently erupted on New Zealand's White Island was active. It last erupted in 2016.

Humans aren
Humans aren't the only species that rely on grandmothers to watch the kids: Orca grannies ensure baby whales live longer

Orca whales and humans share a trait that's rare among mammals: Females survive long past their reproductive period and take care of grandchildren.

Blue Origin gets set to send thousands of postcards to space and back on test flight
Blue Origin gets set to send thousands of postcards to space and back on test flight

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture says it's targeting Tuesday for the next uncrewed flight test of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, with a cargo manifest that should warm kids' hearts for the holidays. The company said in a tweet today that it'll fly thousands of postcards that have been gathered through its educational program, known as the Club for the Future. This will be Blue Origin's 12th New Shepard test mission, and it will mark the flight of the company's 100th commercial payload to space and back. Launch from Blue Origin's West Texas spaceport is set for… Read More

Satellite mega-constellations stir a debate over avoiding catastrophic orbital crashes
Satellite mega-constellations stir a debate over avoiding catastrophic orbital crashes

The retired commander of the U.S. Strategic Command says the tens of thousands of satellites that SpaceX, OneWeb and Amazon are planning to put into orbit over the next few years will require a new automated system for space traffic management - and perhaps new satellite hardware requirements as well. Retired Gen. Kevin Chilton laid out his ideas for dealing with potentially catastrophic orbital traffic jams at the University of Washington on Friday, during the inaugural symposium presented by UW's Space Policy and Research Center. "We need to develop technologies that will improve space domain awareness, that will enable autonomous… Read More

A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she
A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she's been getting death threats.

Sixteen-year-told Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has encouraged students to skip school to demand action on climate change from their governments.

A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she
A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she's been getting death threats.

Sixteen-year-told Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has encouraged students to skip school to demand action on climate change from their governments.

Innovators have come up with a way to clear forests without setting fires
Innovators have come up with a way to clear forests without setting fires

At the Trinchera Blanca Ranch in Colorado, a massive tree-eating machine called the feller buncher is used to thin out trees

British Woman Revived by Doctors After Her Heart Stopped for 6 Hours:
British Woman Revived by Doctors After Her Heart Stopped for 6 Hours: 'It's Like a Miracle'

British Woman Revived by Doctors After Her Heart Stopped for 6 Hours

Vessel, the $200 million art installation at New York
Vessel, the $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards, just won a major prize. Here's what it's like to climb it.

The honeycomb-like structure, designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick, was recently honored at the World Architecture Festival.

Vessel, the $200 million art installation at New York
Vessel, the $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards, just won a major prize. Here's what it's like to climb it.

The honeycomb-like structure, designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick, was recently honored at the World Architecture Festival.

A YouTuber launched a viral campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020. Here
A YouTuber launched a viral campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020. Here's the list of prominent people who have donated, including Elon Musk, Jeffree Star, and even the CEO of YouTube.

Here are the biggest names in tech and YouTube who donated to the TeamTrees cause, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, PewDiePie, and Jeffree Star.

Our cell phones are causing more head and neck injuries, study shows
Our cell phones are causing more head and neck injuries, study shows

A study looking at 20 years of emergency room data found that head and neck injuries have been on the rise, with a sharp increase occurring in 2007.

Nurses reveal the meaning of code words they use that patients don
Nurses reveal the meaning of code words they use that patients don't understand

Want to be a better-informed patient? We compiled a list of the code words a nurse would use and exactly what they mean.

San Francisco
San Francisco's 24-hour public toilets cost the city nearly $30 per flush. Officials want to add more.

Since 2014, San Francisco has operated a program called "Pit Stop" that delivers mobile public restrooms to neighborhoods with dirty streets.

San Francisco
San Francisco's 24-hour public toilets cost the city nearly $30 per flush. Officials want to add more.

Since 2014, San Francisco has operated a program called "Pit Stop" that delivers mobile public restrooms to neighborhoods with dirty streets.

An experiment that solved a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein just got up to 50% more powerful by squeezing light
An experiment that solved a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein just got up to 50% more powerful by squeezing light

LIGO can now detect gravitational waves almost every week, thanks to a new instrument that squeezes photons in a vacuum.

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo craft with mighty mice and a tricky shipment for Seattle
SpaceX launches Dragon cargo craft with mighty mice and a tricky shipment for Seattle's Spaceflight

A fresh SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a recycled robotic Dragon cargo capsule today, carrying 5,700 pounds of supplies, satellites and science to the International Space Station. In contrast with Wednesday's planned launch attempt, which was called off due to excessively high upper-level winds,

Novartis is tapping AWS to revamp manufacturing processes with AI and data analytics
Novartis is tapping AWS to revamp manufacturing processes with AI and data analytics

Novartis strikes a multiyear deal with AWS to leverage artificial intelligence and data analytics to revamp the steps involved in drug manufacturing.

Sage Therapeutics craters 64% after failing a key trial for its depression drug
Sage Therapeutics craters 64% after failing a key trial for its depression drug

The Cambridge-based drugmaker posted promising trial results for the key antidepressant earlier this year.

Sage Therapeutics craters 64% after failing a key trial for its depression drug
Sage Therapeutics craters 64% after failing a key trial for its depression drug

The Cambridge-based drugmaker posted promising trial results for the key antidepressant earlier this year.

Half a million Ebola vaccine doses to be stockpiled for emergency use
Half a million Ebola vaccine doses to be stockpiled for emergency use

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - - A stockpile of 500,000 doses of Ebola vaccine for emergency use in outbreaks of the deadly fever is being established by the global vaccine alliance GAVI. The plan is for poor and middle-income countries to access the $178 stockpile free of charge, GAVI said on Thursday, while other countries will need to refund the costs. The stockpiling will start with Merck's newly developed Ervebo vaccine, which won regulatory approval last month.

In New York lab, centuries-old corals hold clues to climate shifts
In New York lab, centuries-old corals hold clues to climate shifts

Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying organisms not usually found in the woods around here: corals. In the labs of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a research unit of Columbia University overlooking the Hudson River, the scientists led by Professor Braddock Linsley pore over feet-long coral cores they extracted from far-away reefs. For Linsley and his colleagues, corals are a precious repository of clues https://tmsnrt.rs/360ebeX about the past that may help predict future climate trends.

Aerojet Rocketdyne signs on the bottom line to build hardware for moon missions
Aerojet Rocketdyne signs on the bottom line to build hardware for moon missions

REDMOND, Wash. - Representatives of Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed Martin put their signatures on a contract for up to $170 million worth of rocket hardware that'll be installed on Orion spacecraft heading to the moon - with dozens of employees who'll actually build that hardware watching the proceedings. "These are the things you're going to be talking to your grandchildren about," Cheryl Rehm, Aerojet Rocketdyne's senior director of Redmond programs, told company employees here at today's signing ceremony. The ceremony highlighted Redmond's role in NASA's Artemis moon landings. "For the more than 400 employees sitting here in Redmond, there's more… Read More

A record-breaking NASA probe circling the sun has found never-before-seen spikes of solar wind and a flipping magnetic field
A record-breaking NASA probe circling the sun has found never-before-seen spikes of solar wind and a flipping magnetic field

The Parker Solar Probe's study of the sun's corona and wind could lead to new protections for astronauts and Earth's electric grid.

A record-breaking NASA probe circling the sun has found never-before-seen spikes of solar wind and a flipping magnetic field
A record-breaking NASA probe circling the sun has found never-before-seen spikes of solar wind and a flipping magnetic field

The Parker Solar Probe's study of the sun's corona and wind could lead to new protections for astronauts and Earth's electric grid.

THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025
THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025

Business Insider Intelligence explores the drivers lighting a fire under the DTx market and unpacks the ways vendors reach their intended audiences.

Seed vaults are an
Seed vaults are an 'insurance policy for the world's food.' 100 scientists just spent 6 years hunting for plant species around the globe to add to those vaults in case disaster strikes.

The Crop Trust is racing to collect and preserve wild plant seeds that are relatives of domesticated crops before the plants disappear.

Seed vaults are an
Seed vaults are an 'insurance policy for the world's food.' 100 scientists just spent 6 years hunting for plant species around the globe to add to those vaults in case disaster strikes.

The Crop Trust is racing to collect and preserve wild plant seeds that are relatives of domesticated crops before the plants disappear.

Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe
Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a "spectacular trove" of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere, scientists said Wednesday. The car-sized probe, launched in August last year, will come within some four million miles (six million kilometres) of the sun's surface during a series of fly-bys at other distances and trajectories over seven years. It is hoped it will allow a better understanding of the solar wind and electromagnetic storms which can cause chaos on Earth by knocking out the power grid.

These are the top five trends shaping the future of digital health
These are the top five trends shaping the future of digital health

Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has put together The Top Five Trends Shaping The Future of Digital Health.

DarioHealth is selling its products on Walmart.com as it shifts away from direct-to-consumer sales
DarioHealth is selling its products on Walmart.com as it shifts away from direct-to-consumer sales

DarioHealth earned a spot on Walmart.com as part of the retail giant's move to dedicate more online and physical real estate to health services.

THE US HOME HEALTHCARE REPORT: How US providers are using telehealth to tap into the booming home healthcare market
THE US HOME HEALTHCARE REPORT: How US providers are using telehealth to tap into the booming home healthcare market

The US Home Healthcare Report from Business Insider Intelligence sizes the US home healthcare market and identifies the industry trends fueling the rise in home-based care.

The most popular animal photos of the year show leopards hunting an anaconda and penguins passing a snowball back and forth
The most popular animal photos of the year show leopards hunting an anaconda and penguins passing a snowball back and forth

Front-runners in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year people's choice awards showcase bonds between pairs of mates and mothers and babies.

The most popular animal photos of the year show leopards hunting an anaconda and penguins passing a snowball back and forth
The most popular animal photos of the year show leopards hunting an anaconda and penguins passing a snowball back and forth

Front-runners in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year people's choice awards showcase bonds between pairs of mates and mothers and babies.

THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers
THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

In a new 2018 report, Business Insider Intelligence defines the opaque US telehealth market, forecasts the market growth potential and value, outlines the key drivers behind usage and adoption, and evaluates the opportunity telehealth solutions will afford all stakeholders.

Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer
Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer

BI Prime offers an inside look at the pitch deck that helped Devoted Health each a $1.8 billion valuation before signing up a single customer.

Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer
Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer

BI Prime offers an inside look at the pitch deck that helped Devoted Health each a $1.8 billion valuation before signing up a single customer.

THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness - and what it means for customer satisfaction
THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness - and what it means for customer satisfaction

BI Intelligence ranks Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare on awareness of their digital features among US Tech Early Adopters.

Chinese Labs Mine DNA to Map Faces With Help From the West
Chinese Labs Mine DNA to Map Faces With Help From the West

TUMXUK, China -- In a dusty city in the Xinjiang region on China's western frontier, the authorities are testing the rules of science.With 1 million or more ethnic Uighurs and others from predominantly Muslim minority groups swept up in detentions across Xinjiang, officials in Tumxuk have gathered blood samples from hundreds of Uighurs -- part of a mass DNA collection effort dogged by questions about consent and how the data will be used.In Tumxuk, at least, there is a partial answer: Chinese scientists are trying to find a way to use a DNA sample to create an image of a person's face.The technology, which is also being developed in the United States and elsewhere, is in the early stages...

Hotter weather is causing babies to come early. Nearly 70,000 US moms could go into early labor each year by 2100, a study predicts.
Hotter weather is causing babies to come early. Nearly 70,000 US moms could go into early labor each year by 2100, a study predicts.

Women in the US are giving birth up to two weeks earlier than they should due to a spike in extremely hot days, according to a new study.

Hotter weather is causing babies to come early. Nearly 70,000 US moms could go into early labor each year by 2100, a study predicts.
Hotter weather is causing babies to come early. Nearly 70,000 US moms could go into early labor each year by 2100, a study predicts.

Women in the US are giving birth up to two weeks earlier than they should due to a spike in extremely hot days, according to a new study.

Hotter weather is causing babies to come early. Nearly 70,000 US moms could go into early labor each year by 2100, a study predicts.
Hotter weather is causing babies to come early. Nearly 70,000 US moms could go into early labor each year by 2100, a study predicts.

Women in the US are giving birth up to two weeks earlier than they should due to a spike in extremely hot days, according to a new study.

Cyrus Biotechnology and CRISPR pioneers team up to boost gene-editing therapies
Cyrus Biotechnology and CRISPR pioneers team up to boost gene-editing therapies

Seattle-based Cyrus Biotechnology says it'll collaborate with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard on ways to optimize CRISPR gene-editing techniques for use in developing novel human therapeutics. CRISPR has revolutionized genetics by making it easier to modify the DNA coding in the genome, but more needs to be done to address safety concerns for human applications. Cyrus Biotech and the Broad Institute will work on ways to reduce the potential for the body to mount an immune response against CRISPR-based therapies. MIT biochemist Feng Zhang, one of the pioneers in the development of CRISPR, will be the principal investigator… Read More

TELEMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: How telehealth can help US hospitals and health systems manage the $238 billion mental health crisis
TELEMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: How telehealth can help US hospitals and health systems manage the $238 billion mental health crisis

This report outlines how the US' mental health crisis falls on health systems, and how they can navigate the costly dilemma with telemental health.

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: An in-depth examination of the players and tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare
THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: An in-depth examination of the players and tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.

NASA
NASA's plans for the 2020s include landing humans on the moon, detecting quakes on Mars, and defending Earth from deadly asteroids

One year ago, NASA announced it would send astronauts back to the moon. Since then, new spacecraft and telescopes have filled its plans for the 2020s.

NASA
NASA's plans for the 2020s include landing humans on the moon, detecting quakes on Mars, and defending Earth from deadly asteroids

One year ago, NASA announced it would send astronauts back to the moon. Since then, new spacecraft and telescopes have filled its plans for the 2020s.

Quartet Health announced a tie-up with Cambia Health Solutions after securing  $67.5 million
Quartet Health announced a tie-up with Cambia Health Solutions after securing $67.5 million

Quartet Health is partnering with Cambia Health Solutions to improve mental healthcare access to Cambia's members in the Pacific Northwest.


Greenland lost almost 4 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years

The Greenland ice sheet lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2018, leading to sea level rise that contributes to coastal flooding during storms

DNA site GEDmatch sold to firm helping US police solve crime

One of the world’s biggest genealogy websites has been bought by a company that provides law enforcement agencies with genomic sequencing technology for forensic DNA work

Lost Ethiopian town comes from an ancient empire that rivalled Rome

The buried town of Beta Samati in Ethiopia was once part of the Empire of Aksum, which dominated east Africa for centuries and traded with the Roman Empire

Saturn's moon Titan could be hiding underground reservoirs of methane

Titan’s lakes, seas and atmosphere are full of methane, and a simulation has revealed that it might come from an underground reservoir spanning the whole moon

3D-printed bunny contains DNA instructions to make a copy of itself

A 3D-printed bunny contains tiny glass beads in which there are DNA-encoded instructions to replicate the rabbit, and they can still be read after nine months

We finally know how whole planets grow from tiny clumps of dust

Minuscule dust particles can clump together to form entire planets, and they seem to require help from static electricity so they don’t bounce off one another

At least five dead after White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand

A volcanic island in New Zealand has erupted, killing at least five people with dozens more missing

AI is helping tackle one of the biggest unsolved problems in maths

Machine-learning algorithms are being used to tackle the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, one of the fiendishly difficult Millennium Prize Problems

Scientists issue wake-up call on dangerous loss of oxygen from oceans

The world’s oceans have lost 2 per cent of their oxygen on average over the last 50 years, alarming scientists who warn that the trend will impact fisheries

North America’s first English settlers were unlucky scientists

The English founded Jamestown, Virginia in the 17th century to search for gold. They didn’t find much, but that wasn’t for lack of effort or scientific skill

Interstellar comet Borisov is about to pass close to Earth and the sun

Astronomers are about to get their best opportunity to observe the interstellar comet Borisov as it reaches its closest point to Earth and the sun on 8 December

Exclusive: Two pigs engineered to have monkey cells born in China

Two pig-monkey chimeras were born in China but died within a week. This is the first time live pigs have been created that contain some primate cells

Samoan government takes drastic measures to fight measles outbreak

Samoan government employees have stopped work to administer measles vaccines in an attempt to stop an outbreak of the deadly disease sweeping the island nation

Number-crunchers set new record for cracking online encryption keys

A new record has been set for the largest encryption key ever broken, but there is little threat to online data for now

Black holes formed from dark matter could be making dead stars explode

White dwarfs are burnt out stars that can explode into supernovae, and this process might be kicked off by a black hole made of dark matter in the heart of the star

Measures to reduce air pollution quickly result in big health benefits

A review of evidence from around the world shows that reducing air pollution in homes, cities or countries has a dramatic effect on health almost immediately

Cretaceous fossils are missing link in mammal ear evolution

Newly discovered mammal fossils reveal the crucial evolutionary step when the bones for hearing and chewing finally separated

A vital project for monitoring ocean currents has been saved - for now

An under-threat flagship science project that monitors an ocean current crucial to weather on both sides of the Atlantic has been given a reprieve after funding was secured for its short-term future

Recordings reveal that plants make ultrasonic squeals when stressed

For the first time plants have been recorded making sounds when stressed. The sounds differed when they were injured or thirsty, a finding that could help farmers

TikTok may be leaking people's data from the US to China

There is real concern over how Chinese video-sharing app TikTok handles privacy. But many of the issues are the same for Silicon Valley apps too

African swine fever helps drive world food prices to two-year high

The slaughter of half of China’s pigs due to the African swine fever virus raging across Asia and Europe has helped drive world food prices to a two year high

Exclusive: NASA has been quietly commercialising orbital safety

We thought NASA was just monitoring space junk for the US government, but it turns out it has been selling an orbital warning service to select customers

We need to wake up to the potential threat from microplastics

The 8 billion tonnes of plastic we have manufactured over the past century or so will break up but not biodegrade - with possible implications for our health

Why you should worry about your pet’s ecological footprint

From domestic cats’ ecocide of small animals to the greenhouse gases they emit, owning a pet is an environmental vice we must confront, writes Graham Lawton

Science's fake news problem: How funding pressures drive bad research

A productivity-driven funding culture has allowed sloppy science to flourish – but now some researchers are fighting back, says Clare Wilson

NASA's closest ever flight to the sun answers solar wind mystery

The Parker Solar Probe has got closer to the sun than any other craft, revealing where the solar wind comes from and how strange magnetic switchbacks speed it up

We’ve discovered a planet orbiting an exploded star for the first time

A giant planet almost as big as Jupiter has been found orbiting a white dwarf, which is the remnants of an exploded star

Monthly oral contraceptive capsule shown to work in pigs

A once-a-month oral contraceptive capsule that sits in the stomach for weeks has passed its first test in pigs

A single gene controls how our faces develop when we are young

A single gene controls how our faces develop when we are young and offers evidence that humans have evolved to be more domesticated in a similar way to dogs

Listen to a bendy audio speaker made from liquid heavy metal

A loudspeaker made from heavy metal that works when bent brings us one step closer to audio devices that can be worn directly on the skin

Dogs have a better ear for language than we thought

Dogs can recognise subtle differences in our language, even for unfamiliar voices, which we thought only humans could do

Global carbon emissions up 0.6 per cent as oil and gas grow in 2019

Global carbon emissions grew this year, but continued to fall in the US despite Donald Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric and his rollback of Barack Obama’s clean power plan

Cholesterol levels predict if under-45s will ever have heart disease

An analysis of nearly 400,000 people suggests that the cholesterol levels of young adults can predict whether they’ll develop cardiovascular disease in later life

Amazon enters quantum computing race with cloud quantum processors

Amazon has combined three types of quantum computing processors from D-Wave Systems, IonQ, and Rigetti Computing into a cloud service to test quantum algorithms

Female brown bears hang out near humans to keep cubs safe from males

Bear mothers who keep their cubs for longer tend to live closer to people – perhaps as a way to avoid males who would drive their offspring away

Revealed: Mental health websites are selling your data to advertisers

Websites that provide resources about mental health conditions such as depression track individual users and share their data with advertisers.

NASA has found the remnants of India’s Vikram moon lander

In September, India’s attempted moon landing ended in a crash, but the debris was lost. Now, NASA has pinpointed where the Vikram lander smashed down

The race to find wild relatives of food plants before it's too late

A 10-year effort to collect wild relatives of major crops before they go extinct could help us grow enough food even as the world warms

Companies could be fined if they fail to explain decisions made by AI

Businesses could face multimillion-pound fines if they are unable to explain decisions made by artificial intelligence, under plans put forward by the UK’s data watchdog

Ancient puppy found in permafrost still has its fur and whiskers

An 18,000-year-old puppy still has its nose, fur, teeth and whiskers – but tests to determine whether it is a dog or a wolf have come up blank

IBM is using quantum computers to generate Minecraft-like game levels

IBM is using quantum computers to help generate video game scenes. The technology is still in its infancy but could result in more interesting or varied game levels

Australia’s push for hydrogen power may prop up fossil fuel industry

Australia wants to be a world-leader in hydrogen, but its new strategy could favour fossil fuels instead of supporting the shift to green energy

What is the UN's COP25 climate summit, and why does it matter?

Everything you wanted to know about international climate talks beginning in Madrid, from who's going, what's on the table and expectations for the summit

Two brain networks behave differently in people who are suicidal

People who are suicidal seem to have unusual patterns of activity in two parts of the brain that can be detected in a scanner

We've discovered a strange twist in the story of how crystals form

The defining feature of a crystal is that it is made from regular, repeating blocks, but a chance discovery in an old German book has turned that view on its head

Teens aren't addicted to their phones - but we like to think they are

A review of previous studies finds one in four teenagers have problematic level of phone use but other papers that found lower levels may have been ignored

New rules for gay and bisexual male blood donors found to be safe

Allowing men in the UK who have sex with men to donate blood if they abstain from sex for three months has been successful, with no rise in HIV-infected blood

Roman shipwreck full of 2000-year-old jugs found on Greek sea floor

A large ancient Roman shipwreck found with as many as 6000 well-preserved containers could shed light on the rise of the Roman empire

Underwater internet cables can detect offshore earthquakes

Undersea fibre-optic cables for transmitting data can also be used to detect earthquakes and find fault lines offshore

Fossil of a newly-discovered mammal shows it had bizarre ears

A rodent-like creature that lived 120 million years ago in Asia had an unusual ear shape that may have evolved to accommodate its unique way of chewing

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