Science & Innovation Archive

Penguins die in ‘catastrophic’ Antarctic breeding season

All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic

Bloodhound Diary: Jet engine’s stamp of approval

; 1,228km/h). Bloodhound should start running on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa, in 2019.

‘Big, bad wolf’ image flawed – scientists

New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and

Gravitational waves: So many new toys to unwrap

Whenever there’s a big science discovery, it’s always nice to get a historical perspective.

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

A shocking image of environmental crime has been declared the top entry in this

Alarm over decline in flying insects

It’s known as the windscreen phenomenon. When you stop your car after a drive,

Sea level fears as Greenland darkens

Scientists are “very worried” that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet could accelerate

Why is it so hard to swat a fly?

Try to swat a fly and it will soon become clear that they’re faster

‘Our Saturn years’

The Cassini satellite has almost run out of fuel. Its final mission, on 15

Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to