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UK and climate change: Urgent action required

UK and climate change: Urgent action required

Climate change is happening now, says a new UK government report. Globally, 14 of the 15 hottest yea...

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Scientists have long suggested that global warming could lead to a slowdown – or even shutdown...

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Scientists have specified how many deaths can be attributed to man-made climate change during an ext...

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

The structure of coconut walls could help to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes and oth...

Malaysia police say bar blast is first Islamic State attack

Malaysia police say bar blast is first Islamic State attack

Malaysian police have said a blast at a bar last week, which injured eight, was the first attack by ...

Flooding kills more than 180 people in central and southern China

Flooding kills more than 180 people in central and southern China

More than 180 people have been killed in flooding along the Yangtze River in China following torrent...

Medina explosion: Suicide bombing near Saudi holy site

Medina explosion: Suicide bombing near Saudi holy site

A suicide bomber has killed four security officers and injured five others near one of Islam's holie...

Dozens dead in Pakistan and India after floods and landslides

Dozens dead in Pakistan and India after floods and landslides

At least 55 people have been killed in northern Pakistan and India in flash floods and landslides tr...

Iraq violence: IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad

Iraq violence: IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad

At least 125 people have been killed and about 150 injured in an explosion claimed by the so-called ...

Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable

Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable

Human disturbances are making the Amazon rainforest more flammable, according to researchers.  ...

Holey Artisan Bakery siege: Twenty killed in Bangladesh

Holey Artisan Bakery siege: Twenty killed in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's government says 20 hostages were killed by suspected Islamists in a siege in cafe in th...

Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have found that the September ozone hole has shrunk by more than fou...

Zika vaccines protect mice from infection and two-dollar lab testing kit is announced

Zika vaccines protect mice from infection and two-dollar lab testing kit is announced

A single dose of either of two experimental Zika vaccines fully protected mice challenged with Zika ...

Travel disruption and floods warnings as South East hit by more rain

Travel disruption and floods warnings as South East hit by more rain

Severe rain and flooding has continued to disrupt travel for commuters and led to the cancellation o...

Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert

Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert

Niger says the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert ne...

EgyptAir MS804 crash: Voice recorder recovered from sea

EgyptAir MS804 crash: Voice recorder recovered from sea

The cockpit voice recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been found in the Med...

Predicting monsoon rainfall by examining ocean currents

Predicting monsoon rainfall by examining ocean currents

A project involving scientists from the UK and India to predict monsoon rainfall by studying ocean p...

The humanitarian potential of nanorods that expel water

The humanitarian potential of nanorods that expel water

Usually, materials take on more water as the humidity around them increases. But researchers observe...

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