NASA's Newest Discovery

Frontier | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Tech

Earth is a world composed of water but we have now just discovered that we have ocean worlds all around us. Some which could possibly harbour life. So what is it about water that is so life giving?

Scientists Have Discovered The 'Oldest' Plants On Earth

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered plant fossils that date back 1.6 billion years, hundreds of millions before advanced life was thought to have evolved. The ...

A Huge Reservoir Of Melting Carbon Has Been Discovered Under The US

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech

More than 200 miles beneath the western US lies a a vast reservoir of melting carbon the size of Mexico. That’s the extraordinary conclusion of a ne...

How To Watch The Lunar Eclipse, Snow Moon And New Year Comet On The Same Day

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech

For fans of the night sky, it’s set to be a spectacular display. On Friday (10 Feb), a lunar eclipse, New Year comet and Snow Moon will coincide, pr...

Is Population Growth The True Issue Of Our World?

Louis Sherman | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

I have recently been reading several papers looking at the idea of 'Humans V Nature' and the sustainable way we can sustain both and allow them to grow. In our current modern world this seems near impossible, as the greedy, consumerist nature of the West takes opportunities and investment from the rest of the world, or at least it can be seen like that.

Scientists Have Discovered A 'Missing Element' Hidden Inside Earth's Core

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

Despite searching into the deep depths of the Universe there are still many things that we don’t understand about our own planet. One of those unkno...

Rudolph Is Actually Helping To Slow Down Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Rudolph isn’t just useful for pulling a sleigh and destroying your roof tiles, it seems the real Christmas miracle is that reindeers are protecting ...

Scientists Have Discovered A Giant River Of Molten Iron Hurtling Towards Canada

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

As you’re reading this, a river of molten iron as wide as the United Kingdom is silently, effortlessly hurtling towards Canada. The reason why no on...

The Earth's Crust Is Getting Thinner Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech

The Earth’s oceanic crust has been getting ‘significantly’ thinner over time and is now at its thinnest point ever, according to a new study. Th...

In The Next 5 Billion Years, The Sun Will Expand 100 Times Over – Destroying All Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

In the next five billion years, the sun will expand to one hundred times its current size, engulfing Mercury and Venus, and obliterating all life on E...

State of Nature

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

If we lose the planet we lose the very basis of our existence and nothing else will matter. There is no plan B and, indeed, no planet B. Now is the time to act positively and to start reversing the damage.

Astronomers Announce Existence Of 'Second Earth' Orbiting Our Nearest Star

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech

An Earth-like planet that could support life has been discovered by European astronomers orbiting our nearest star Proxima Centauri. The discovery of ...

Astronomers Discover Second Earth, Just Outside Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists claim to have found the ‘closest ever’ second-Earth, just outside our solar system. A report from the German Weekly news magazine Der S...

Venus May Once Have Been Habitable, NASA Suggests

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Tech

If humans had been around for the first two billion years of Venus’ existence, we could have lived there, say scientists. New NASA climate modelling...

We've Already Used Up Earth's Resources For The Year

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech

It might only be August but we’ve already used up our allotted resources on Earth for the year. Earth Overshoot Day is today and serves as a remind...

NASA Discovers That Earth Has Its Very Own 'Pet' Asteroid

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

A small asteroid has been discovered by NASA researchers that keeps an almost constant companionship with Earth. As it orbits the sun, this tiny aster...

Astronaut Tim Peake's Most Stunning Instagram Pictures Taken In Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Tech

British astronaut Major Tim Peake is returning to earth at 10.15 BST on Saturday after having spent six months on the International Space Station. Des...

The Woman Who Walks Barefoot on the Moor

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

We humans are more and more disconnected from the Earth. I used to walk barefoot around the house and garden all summer but stopped about a decade ago because I got verrucas. Once they'd gone, I'd lost the habit.

The Impact of Eating Animals: For You, Others and the Planet

Lauren Dawson | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Dawson

This past weekend we celebrated Earth Hour 2016, causing many of us to look at what changes we can make to do our bit for the planet. We all know about swapping light bulbs, shorter showers and driving less, but there's one change we can all make that has a bigger impact than anything else: what we put on our plate.

A Year of Pain but Some Progress

Louis Sherman | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

I believe people are starting to come together, and considering there are 7 billion of us it will always take more than a year. We all have different views, and rightly so, but surely we must all agree that a world focussed on progressing forward and away from hate should always be a slightly better one?

This Stunning Picture Perfectly Sums Up Our Place In The Universe

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Tech

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has captured what could be one of the best images of Earth seen in recent years. The spacecraft was able to take the...

Saving the Environment Is a Big Task, but Student Campaigns are a Good Place to Start

Louis Sherman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Student campaigning is becoming ever more vital and it should give us all a little bit of hope. It appears to be happening nationwide with a variety of universities, so we can hope this current success extends into the future and the environmental issues we face now may begin to get tackled.

At This Rate, There Might Be No Trees Left In 300 Years...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Groundbreaking new research has revealed that there are around three trillion trees on Earth, but if current trends continue there might not be any l...

NASA Livestream Could Reveal One Of The Most Significant Ever Space Announcements

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

Check back here at 5PM GMT to listen in on NASA's Kepler audio press conference. This Earth 2.0 is an amazing discovery. Just need to build a space...

Get Ready For A Minute That Lasts 61 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

For those of us who complain about not having enough hours in the day you'll be pleased to know that science is adding an entire second, a leap second...