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Spring Equinox 2018: The science behind the changing seasons

Britain may still be shivering under a blanket of snow, but this week actually marks the astronomical beginning of spring, finally heralding the start of longer days, new blooms and warmer weather.<p>Officially called the Vernal or Spring Equinox, spring officially began yesterday in the Northern …

Watch The Swirling Islands Of Plastic Trash That Are Filling Up Our Oceans

The animation follows the general path that most trash–from tiny particles to buoys–takes in the ocean to land in one of a handful of …

Why regular lie-ins are a recipe for an early death

Adults who regularly sleep for more than eight hours are at risk of dying early, new study suggests<p>Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are 30 per cent more likely to die early, a new study suggest.<p>A decade-long study shows adults who regularly sleep more than eight hours, categorised as …

How to go completely invisible on Facebook

If you want to stay hidden on Facebook, however, we can help you out.<p>When you're finished with this process, no one but you will be able to see your Facebook activity, view your photos, or see where you've checked in. Your current friends will still be able to view your basic profile — there's no …

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Kublai Khan And The Mongols Were Terrible Polluters

Their ancient silver mines are still poisoning farmland in China<p>Though the heyday of the Mongol empire was well over 700 years ago, the legend of the mighty Khans persists to this day, recorded in popular culture and, maybe, pollutants.<p>A new study published in <i>Environmental Science and Technology</i> …

Scientific publishing celebrates 350 years | @GrrlScientist

The first issue of <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society</i> was published 350 years ago today, and established a new model for publishing scientific, medical, academic and scholarly research.<p>The first issue of <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society</i> was published 350 years ago today. …

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Here Are The Secrets Of HP, Unilever And Other Highly Sustainable Companies

As we all know, the climate is warming. In fact, it’s doing so about 10 times faster than it ever has in the past 65 million years, and it’s easy to point fingers when looking for the perpetrators.<p>The good news is that we’re developing adaptive, inventive ways to mitigate climate change. And as it …

Wash your plates in the sink rather than the dishwasher to prevent allergies, scientists say

Children who use crockery and utensils washed by hand are less likely to develop allergies than those whose families use a dishwasher<p>Children who eat food off crockery that has been hand washed, rather than cleaned in a dishwasher, are far less likely to develop allergies, it has been …

Millions of tons of trash dumped into world's oceans

Millions of tons of plastic trash flow into the world's oceans each year, and a new study finds that most of it comes from China and developing economies in Asia.<p>The study, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, estimates that China's heavily coastal population contributes 1.3 …

The World’s Oceans Are Overflowing With Plastics Pollution

Marriage and the making of scientific careers

There are many examples of couples in the history of science, though few are as well known as Pierre and Marie Curie. What, for example, of the less familiar Hertha and William Aryton, who conducted work on the electrical arc? These examples suggest that unconventionality could be the key to …

Each foot of coastline contains five bags of plastic, say scientists

For the first time the scale of the problem has been quantified<p>More plastic is now dumped in oceans and seas annually than was produced globally each year in the 1960s, new figures show.<p>Each foot of coastline in countries including Britain now contains on average the equivalent of five shopping …

Drowning in plastic

I just sat next to a coral reef and watched the sharks go by,” says Céline Cousteau. The filmmaker is talking about a recent dive in Australia, when for once she left her camera behind. “There’s a certain grace when a massive tiger shark acknowledges your presence but just swings by. It doesn’t …

How To Protect Your Android Phone If It's Ever Lost Or Stolen

Losing your phone or having someone steal it is a nightmare. Fortunately, Google has baked some tools into your Android that could help you find it. Or, at the very least, it'll help you wipe all your data and content so that whoever took it can't wreak further havoc.<p>Here's how to set it up:<p>First, …

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UFO sighting alert: Mysterious eagle-eye shaped object spotted hovering over London Eye during New Year spectacular

Strange flying object spotted near the International Space Station's position<p>UFO sightings have been reported from various parts of the world during …

AirAsia plane disappearance: storm clouds may be key clue

Despite the offers of international assistance in the hunt for the aircraft, wreckage from the flight is expected to be found once the planes from Indonesia and its neighbours resume their visual search on Monday morning.<p>Unlike Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the spectre that haunts the world of …

All the best documentaries on Netflix, Amazon and YouTube

We love documentaries at WIRED and, as this list proves, there are dozens of great ones worthy of your time and attention. To help you in the search …

Heavy clashes in Donetsk as forensic experts arrive at MH17 crash site

I'm now closing this liveblog and handing over to my colleague <b>Alan Yuhas</b> in New York who has all the latest developments here. Thanks for reading.<p>Summary<p>Here is a summary of today's key developments on the MH17 disaster:<p><b>• Four people have been killed in heavy clashes in Donetsk, the rebel</b> …

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

There's less than expected on the surface. Scientists are trying to find where in the ocean it's gone.<p>When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up.<p>Their work, published this month in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …