Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.
Light is the fastest thing in the universe, so trying to catch it on the move is necessarily something of a challenge. We’ve had some success, but a new rig built by Caltech scientists pulls down a mind-boggling
If you were hunting for alien intelligence, looking for a surefire signature from across the Universe of their activity, you’d have a few options. You could look for an intelligent radio broadcast, like
Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat. In July 2017, The New York Times ran a story titled The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese. Researchers, the article
The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals. Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries
Welcome to the ‘Anatomy of an AI System’ That the modern world is a complex place will not have escaped your notice. We are all dimly, unsettlingly aware that our lives are enmeshed in systems we can’t
Adaptive optics is the future of astronomy. In 1610, Galileo used a telescope to discover the four largest moons of Jupiter, and for more than two hundred years the only way to get a better look at the
Many millions of tonnes of televisions, phones and other electronic equipment are discarded each year, despite them being a rich source of metals. But now e-waste mining has the potential to become big
The recycling industry is in crisis, yet for most Australians it’s out of mind beyond the rattle of the recycling bin pickups each week. So what does this crisis really look like? Guardian Australia visited
The mine of Naica, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, was opened in 1828 to mine for lead, zinc and silver ore. In 1910, a natural cave in the mine was discovered, which was later named Cueva de las Espadas,
We asked Academy Award-winning film maker Ralph Eggleston about the design inspiration behind the impressive, cantilevered home that everyone's favorite superhero family occupies in the upcoming movie.
Photographer Aurélien Aumond has captured some of the French park’s most iconic buildings In a series of photographs by French lensman Aurélien Aumond, strange, futuristic buildings appear to sprout up
Great art comes in all shapes and sizes. From towering sculptures to tiny sketches, artists have produced works that play with scale throughout the history of art. While this interest in experimentation
A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken
The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it “We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile