Geology photo contest names winners
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:41:22 GMT
From Giant's Causeway to Lulworth Cove - the Geological Society of London announces the winners of its photo competition celebrating the 100 Great Geosites of the UK and Ireland.
Probe captures Pluto's 'blue sky'
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:35:01 GMT
The New Horizons mission returns its first colour image of Pluto's atmospheric hazes and shows them to have a blue tinge.
EU assesses insects-as-food risks
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:48:06 GMT
The European Food Safety Authority publishes its initial risk assessment of using insects as a source of protein for human consumption and animal feed.
Ancient recording of core's birth
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:41:04 GMT
A reassessment of ancient rocks leads scientists to estimate that Earth's inner core started to form earlier than was previously thought, around 1.3 billion years ago.
Shackleton medals fetch £585,000
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:21:20 GMT
A number of medals awarded to Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton raise £585,000 at a London auction.
Physics probe sent to spaceport
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:18:42 GMT
Europe's fundamental physics space mission, Lisa Pathfinder, arrives in French Guiana to prepare for its December Launch.
World's corals threatened by bleaching
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:16:25 GMT
Corals worldwide are at risk from a major episode of bleaching caused by natural currents and man-made climate change, scientists warm.