Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars

Asked whether she was surprised the flight had worked, MiMi Aung said: "No, I'm not. We really had nailed the equations, the models and...

The ‘ghostbusters’ who are helping tackle climate change

Ángel is part of a chain of people working to stop these gases causing damage to the planet. Teams from Tradewater, a company funded...

These teenage climate activists are pushing for change in Australia

Bushfires in Australia in January 2020 destroyed lives, homes and wildlife. A study by the World Weather Attribution consortium said that global warming boosted...

China and US pledge climate change commitment

One outcome from the US-China meeting is the acknowledgement that finance flows should be channelled to low-carbon projects, not high carbon. Both sides have...

Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander

The Starship vehicle is currently being tested at a facility in Boca Chica, South Texas. A number of uncrewed prototypes have already been launched...

‘Whitest ever’ paint reflects 98% of sunlight

Commercially available white paints reflect between 80% and 90% of sunlight, according to lead researcher Prof Xiulin Ruan from Purdue, in West Lafayette, Indiana....

Google Earth time-lapses show a changing planet

Google has drawn on satellite images dating back 37 years to introduce a time-lapse feature to its tool that lets users explore view of...

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Educational Trust, said that while "substantial advances" are being made in embryo and stem cell research, which could...

Sir David Attenborough’s new doc: ‘Humans are intruders’

Sir David Attenborough has urged people to remember their impact on the natural world, ahead of his new documentary on the impacts of lockdown...

St Vincent volcano: Island covered in layer of grey as La Soufriere erupts

The Caribbean island of Saint Vincent has been coated in a layer of grey, caused by ash from the volcano La Soufriere mixing with...