Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions

From population to plants, your questions answered about climate change.

BBC Science News | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: our-planet-matters

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener

How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

By Ben Morris | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: climate-change

New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots

Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.

BBC Science News | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: rspb birds

Climate change: Citizens' jury prepares to tackle climate change

UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.

By Roger Harrabin | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: climate-change

Cybercriminals gang up to pull off a job, then disband

"...the ones causing the most damage are loose groups of individuals who come together to do one thing, do it really well... then disappear."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes hackers internet security

What’s the temperature of dark matter?

Physicists have put a limit on the warmth—and therefore the mass—of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dark-matter gravitational-lens physics space temperature

Large hippocampus, better memory? Not necessarily

The size of the brain's hippocampus doesn't always matter for memory in older adults. New research clarifies why.

Michigan State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging brains memory

Active babies may have lower obesity risk later

Infants who spend less time moving in their first year may have greater risk of obesity later. "Even in infancy it's important for children to move freely."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies childrens-health exercise obesity

Official drug death stats are off by half

"The basic records being kept are annual reports on the number of deaths from drug overdose. But that's only part of the picture."

Michele Berger-Penn | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine deaths drugs life-expectancy mortality overdose

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption

Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology volcanoes earth-science space-exploration earth-observation philippines

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