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Earth - Will we ever have a theory of everything?

The recent film <i>The Theory of Everything</i> tells the story of Stephen Hawking, who managed to become a world-famous physicist despite being confined to a wheelchair by a degenerative disease. It's mostly about his relationship with his ex-wife Jane, but it does find a bit of time to explain what …

Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars

Make your own rain gauge

Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p><i>Update: See also this follow up article, “Everything you need to know about the cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean.”</i><p>It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year.<p>Indeed, last week we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the first …

Global Warming

World's largest delta 3D printer could build entire houses out of mud or clay

Building houses quickly and on a very tight budget through additive manufacturing, be it on Earth on another planet entirely, is a very interesting …

First comprehensive tree of life shows how related you are to millions of species

Want to know how related you are to a wombat? Or an amoeba? Now you can, thanks to the newly released Open Tree of Life, which knits together more …

Biology

Europa Or Bust: Searching For Life In Jupiter's Orbit

The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we’ve long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.<p>The search for alien life has recently taken a surprise twist away from Mars and toward Europa, an ice ball of a moon in orbit around Jupiter. To understand why, you just need to …

Astronomy

4 ways the UK can get almost all its power from renewables - without Hinkley

Lewis Structure of SO4(2-) (Sulfate) CORRECT

9 Science-Backed Studying Tips

It’s probably no surprise to hear that panic-induced, all-night study sessions aren't actually the best way to prepare for an exam – but did you know …

Scientific Research

Southern Ocean showing 'remarkable' revival in carbon absorption ability

Unexpected findings show oceans’ potential to absorb CO2 fluctuates more over time than previously thought, researchers say<p>The Southern Ocean, which acts as one of the natural world’s most effective sponges for absorbing carbon dioxide, is showing signs of an unexpected revival in its ability to do …

Climate Change

Earth - Why is there something rather than nothing?

People have wrestled with the mystery of why the universe exists for thousands of years. Pretty much every ancient culture came up with its own creation story - most of them leaving the matter in the hands of the gods - and philosophers have written reams on the subject. But science has had little …

Frankenvirus emerges from Siberia's frozen wasteland

Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken …

Why did humans evolve blue eyes? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science)

What determines the colour of blue eyes? And when, and why, did they evolve?<p><b>Blue eyes have been around for at least 7,000 years but we still don't</b> …

Even the most boring collisions at the Large Hadron Collider tell us something - this time about cosmic rays

By the time it finished its first run, at the end of 2012, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was providing about 500 million proton-proton collisions per second to each of the two largest particle detectors, ATLAS and CMS. When it resumes operation in 2015, it will produce collisions at even higher …

Some top measurements from CERN's Large Hadron Collider | Life & Physics

New and improved measurements of the heaviest quark. Also, in what sense do protons get bigger as they go faster, and how do we know?<p>It has been an interesting summer for particle physics. The first results from the current higher-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have seen the …

Physics

BBC iWonder - Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?<p>Presented byMiss Gabriel WestonSurgeon & writer<p>In partnership withTrust Me, I'm a DoctorBBC Two<p>1. Early to bed, early to rise<p>Presented byMiss Gabriel WestonSurgeon & writer<p>In partnership withTrust Me, I'm a DoctorBBC Two<p>We’re all familiar with the old proverb "Early to …

Sleep

Study Guides

Earth - How do we know that evolution is really happening?

Evolution is one of the greatest theories in all of science. It sets out to explain life: specifically, how the first simple life gave rise to all the huge diversity we see today, from bacteria to oak trees to blue whales.<p>For scientists, evolution is a fact. We know that life evolved with the same …

A-level Biology: Revision TIPS and ADVICE