UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
Conservationists are always looking for ways to halt the pace of deforestation in tropical rainforests. One approach involves recultivating abandoned agricultural land. Working in the mountainous regions of Ecuador, the an international team of researchers found afforestation and intense pasturin...
More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle the devastating toll of 'lifestyle' diseases, including heart disease and cancer, according to academics.
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
With a new analysis of the Prisoner's Dilemma played in a large, evolving population, scientists found that adding more flexibility to the game can allow selfish strategies to be more successful. The work paints a dimmer but likely more realistic view of how cooperation and selfishness balance on...
In the world's driest rainfed wheat region, researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality. Wheat growers in the Horse Heaven Hills of south-central Washington farm with an average of 6-8 in...
A British-led consortium outlines its plans to land a robotic probe, paid for by public donations, on the Moon in 10 years' time.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7 percent of women will experience sexual as...
In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, biologists have delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.
The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.
Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.
Banks are increasingly issuing 'CoCo' bonds to boost the levels of equity they hold. In a crisis situation, bondholders are forced to convert these bonds into a bank's equity. To date, such bonds have been regarded only as a means of averting a crisis. A study by German economists now shows that ...