More than 2,000 years ago, Plato wrote about a land called Atlantis, where a mighty empire vanished beneath the waves after a series of "excessively violent earthquakes and floods." His tale has inspired
Australia is experiencing one of its most severe droughts on record, resulting in desperate water shortages across large parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland. Dams in some parts of western
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflict and disasters forced nearly 11 million people from their homes in the first half of this year, a global monitoring group said on Thursday, warning mass displacement
There comes a time in a scientist’s life when the surest route to global fame involves a bevy of naked French postmen with thermometers taped to their testicles. At least that is the case for Roger Mieusset,
There's only one thing better than photos of animals, and that's funny photos of animals. Just look at this famous image of a weasel riding a woodpecker if you don't believe us. Isn't it glorious? Here
DNA research has revealed two entirely new species of electric eel in the Amazon basin, including one capable of delivering a record-breaking jolt. The findings are evidence, researchers say, of the incredible
The world’s readiness for the inevitable effects of the climate crisis is “gravely insufficient”, according to a report from global leaders. This lack of preparedness will result in poverty, water shortages
‘It can kill you in seconds’: the deadly algae on Brittany’s beaches Activists say stinking sludge is linked to nitrates in fertilisers from intensive farming André Ollivro stepped carefully down the banks
He was bullied for his homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt. The school just made it an official design
Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. (CNN) — A Florida student obsessed with the University
The world faces an “imminent crisis” in the supply of phosphate, a critical fertiliser that underpins the world’s food supply, scientists have warned. Phosphate is an essential mineral for all life on
(CNN) — A man walked into a Costco in Florida and left with 100 generators, all of which are heading to The Bahamas. His receipt read $49,285.70 and most of that came from paying $450 a pop for 100 generators.
The British government is facing growing outrage from the European commission and five EU member states over its plans to leave some decommissioned oil rigs in the North Sea, with one senior German official
Have you heard about the rowing machine dumped on Mont Blanc? The dead octopus on Scafell Pike? Or the Vauxhall 4x4 parked on top of Snowdon? Not jokes, sadly. These are all true stories related to the
The shopkeeper quickly scanned the traditional Chinese medicine market, looking for undercover police before she unlocked a desk drawer and dug out what looked like a clam shell, palm-sized and coffee-brown.