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Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Easy to sample: Jets of water spew from the south pole of Enceladus. Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth. The assessment comes on the heels of new observations at the 500km-wide world made by the Cassini probe. […]

Green groups warn of ‘race to the bottom’

Green groups warn of ‘race to the bottom’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The letter says that more than half of UK wildlife is in decline Environmental groups have urged the prime minister to avoid watering down legislation on climate change and wildlife protection after Brexit. The letter, signed by WWF, Greenpeace and others, says action is needed to halt ongoing […]

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Easy to sample: Jets of water spew from the south pole of Enceladus. Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth. The assessment comes on the heels of new observations at the 500km-wide world made by the Cassini probe. […]

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Easy to sample: Jets of water spew from the south pole of Enceladus. Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth. The assessment comes on the heels of new observations at the 500km-wide world made by the Cassini probe. […]

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Easy to sample: Jets of water spew from the south pole of Enceladus. Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth. The assessment comes on the heels of new observations at the 500km-wide world made by the Cassini probe. […]

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Saturn moon ‘able to support life’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Easy to sample: Jets of water spew from the south pole of Enceladus. Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth. The assessment comes on the heels of new observations at the 500km-wide world made by the Cassini probe. […]

Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Image copyright Gabriel Lio Image caption New fossils found in 2015 help fill gaps in our knowledge of how Teleocrater looked One of the earliest relatives of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators, a study suggests. Many palaeontologists have wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like, as the fossil […]

Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science

Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science

Image copyright Getty Images You put on your shoes, tie them as firmly as possible, but soon after the laces come undone. Now scientists think they know what causes one of life’s knotty problems. They found the force of a foot striking the ground stretches and then relaxes the knot, while a second force caused […]

England nature plan ‘lacking policies’

England nature plan ‘lacking policies’

A draft 25-year government plan sets out a bold vision for nature in England, but campaigners say it lacks policies. The strategy aims to ensure England’s environment is healthy and that it is a beautiful place to live, work and bring up a family. It aims to bring back birds to a countryside depleted under […]

Climate change scientists’ bid to drill Everest glacier

Climate change scientists’ bid to drill Everest glacier

Media captionScientists to use ‘car wash drill’ on Khumbu glacier Climate-change scientists are to travel to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first team to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier. The Aberystwyth University-led group will use a drill adapted from a car wash to cut into the Khumbu glacier in the […]