Science & Environment

What should my ‘go bag’ contain?

No matter where you live, every home should have a “go bag” and a “stay bin.” The go bag is what you grab...

What is a storm surge? Why is it so dangerous?

It’s no secret that tropical storms and hurricanes produce damaging winds and unleash heavy rains that can lead to fatal flooding. But what...

At Least 1 Dead After Heavy Rain in Austria

At least one person was dead and another was missing on Wednesday after heavy thunderstorms lashed villages in southern Austria overnight, with record...

A Canine Companion So Nice It (Maybe) Evolved Twice

For years, one of the most confounding questions in science — alongside “What is dark matter?” and “Why do we sleep?” — has...

Tributes paid to Oxford neuroscientist Professor Sir Colin Blakemore

Tributes were also paid by Prof AC Grayling, who called him a "brilliant scientist and a lovely, friendly man", Prof Richard Dawkins, who...

A Bicycle Built for Transporting Cargo Takes Off

Of particular concern is last-mile urban delivery, which is the most expensive, least efficient and most impactful part of the supply chain.“Currently we...

Like a Bird on a Wire That Starts a Wildfire

A variety of triggers can kindle wildfires on dry lands: high winds that send power lines careening into each other, stray cigarette butts,...

Climate change: UK heading for failure on climate goals – report

The chairman, Lord Deben, told BBC News that recent climate extremes were “very, very worrying”. He continued: “The public should be proud of...

One in six UK adults doubt human link to climate change – report

Across the six countries surveyed, older people were more hopeful about our ability to slow climate change, according to the survey. Of those...

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