The discovery of a monster fatberg, lurking in the depths of Sidmouth, has hit global headlines. Experts have blamed East Devon residents for a colossal build up of unflushable waste which has congealed into a 'fatberg.' And water provider South West Water itself has also told locals to 'stop feeding the...
A LARGE chunk of the Earth equivalent to a billion years of rock formation is missing from our planet’s crust, and scientists finally understand why. Scientists have known for some time that there is a huge gap in our planet’s geological record, known as the ‘Great Unconformity’, but had been...
Day to day here on Earth, our biggest threat from space is probably some undetected asteroid smashing into us, but astrophysicists looking at the universe on a much larger scale warn that another kind of collision could also impact our planet in the distant future. A team led by...
Nasa scientists have expressed joy and relief after receiving a signal from the New Horizons probe, proving it survived a record-breaking exploratory mission four billion miles from Earth. The probe made contact to confirm its successful flyby of the icy Ultima Thule space rock, which is 19 miles wide and...
Researchers have discovered fossils of two new species of sabre-toothed predators, that could help to improve our understanding of the early evolution of mammals. Most of what we know about these proto-mammals has been skewed due to a sampling bias. The majority of fossils of these creatures have come out...
Newly-discovered fossils reveal that some of the first animals to walk on land lived in Antarctica, according to scientists. Long before the Mesozoic Era, the age of the dinosaurs, the Paleozoic Era saw an abundance of life like never before. It was during this time that fish first began to...
Turn your summer staycation into a cosmic holiday with a visit to one of the universe’s many exoplanets. NASA has given UFO hunters, space boffins and astronomy enthusiasts an unprecedented opportunity to set foot on alien worlds and planets discovered by the incredible Kepler Space Telescope, with the aid of...
2100-Year-Old Egyptian ‘Hawk’ Mummy Turns Out To Be A Child. The Maidstone Museum in the UK has an unusual Egyptian mummy dating from the Ptolemaic Period in its collection, where it was originally listed as a mummified hawk. A CT scan in 2016 revealed it was actually a human fetus,...
A dramatic death is predicted for the sun in 10 billion years time as our parent star morphs into a planetary nebula, say UK scientists. Our sun is still in its glory years at the ripe age of 4.5 billion years. In about 10 billion years, the sun’s core will...
The Shigir Idol was discovered by gold prospectors in 1894, but dating it proved a little problematic and controversial. Now, it is believed to be one of the oldest samples of art at 11,600 years old. Early analysis showed that it was made entirely of larch wood and was constructed...