Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched
2019-01-15 16:25:36

Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched

Humans have a greater influence on the world's landscape than previously thought, according to a comprehensive new high-resolution analysis of human modification of the planet


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Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
2018-08-28 14:30:02

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality

A paper battery powered by bacteria
2018-08-23 10:10:54

A paper battery powered by bacteria

In remote areas of the world or in regions with limited resources, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in these areas often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices

Diving robots find Antarctic seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide in winter
2018-08-21 16:15:14

Diving robots find Antarctic seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide in winter

The open water nearest the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, a new study has found

VW recalls 700,000 Tiguan and Touran worldwide
2018-08-21 10:10:00

VW recalls 700,000 Tiguan and Touran worldwide

In almost 700,000 VW Tiguan and Touran worldwide there may be a short circuit on the light bar on the panoramic roof

Earth to warm 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, studies say
2018-08-20 15:50:24

Earth to warm 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, studies say

By the end of the century, the global temperature is likely to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit

This is the most liveable city in the world
2018-08-15 14:40:53

This is the most liveable city in the world

Vienna, Austria, may be most widely known for its famous Opera House, historic museums and coffee shop culture dating back over a hundred years. But now it's also the most liveable city in the world