Hundreds of thousands of native fish are estimated to have died in northern New South Wales after rains washed ash and sludge from bushfires into the Macleay River. Parts of the Macleay River – favoured
Fossil experts in the US have revealed the remains of what they say is the first animal that may have set foot on land – an ancient scorpion. The earliest animals were aquatic, but eventually transitioned
Stardust that formed more than 5bn years ago, long before the birth of the Earth and the sun, has been discovered in a meteorite that crashed down in Australia, making it the oldest known solid material
What is the significance of record ocean heat in 2019? The new record represents the most stark demonstration that global heating is unequivocally real and driving the climate crisis. With emissions still
Each year, unfathomable amounts of energy are added to the oceans. Scientists measure heat in joules; the amount of heat in the oceans is so large that we report it in zettajoules. What is a zettajoule?
Britain must be prepared to fight future wars without the US as its principal ally, the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has said. Wallace said the increasing withdrawal of America from international leadership
It’s the largest democracy in the world. It’s also one of the most fragile, one in which dissent has often been curtailed and communal divisions inflamed. At no time have the vulnerabilities of India’s
Scientists may have stumbled upon a previously unknown class of massive collision in the universe. On Monday, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that
Voyager scientist Ed Stone on the search for extraterrestrial life: 'We need to get back to Enceladus'
The Voyager mission has not lacked for highlights, having beamed back the first glimpses of methane oceans, erupting volcanos on a Jovian moon and a thunderstorm on Saturn. But Prof Ed Stone, who has at
NASA's alien planet hunter shows Egyptian pyramids may align with ancient north star, researcher says
Researchers using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered that an ancient star undergoes eclipses, which may have guided the ancient Egyptians when they were building the pyramids.
(CNN) — NASA's planet-hunting mission TESS has found its first potentially habitable exoplanet the size of Earth orbiting a star about 100 light-years from Earth, according to the agency. The findings
One of the world’s most famous runestones is now believed to have been erected by Vikings fearing a repeat of a previous cold climate crisis in Scandinavia, a study has concluded. The Rök stone, raised
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Bot and troll accounts are involved in a “disinformation campaign” exaggerating the role of arson in Australia’s bushfire disaster, social media analysis suggests. The bushfires burning across the nation
Astronomers have discovered a gigantic, undulating wave of dust and gas where newborn stars are forged over a 50 million billion mile stretch of the Milky Way. The gaseous structure, which holds more than
Many say they now use panic buttons amid growing intimidation and abuse MPs have warned that Brexit has coarsened public debate to the point where they regularly receive death threats and other forms intimidation