The weather has officially gone crazy. Everywhere. In Gloucester, where they had a...
Chemical Weapons and Suicide Bombers: The Wonderful World of Insect War
Researchers from Imperial College London have discovered that aphids fight off predators with a deadly chemical attack. The insects release a pungent mustard oil bomb to ward off its enemies, mostly ladybirds, and to protect the colony. The aphids
High-Speed Underwater Photography
All photos courtesy and copyright of © David Neff Like humans, commonplace cultural objects can seem strange when viewed out of their familiar environment – or in some cases appear all th
The Real Nosferatu – scientists claim that fruit bats are the cause of the deadly viruses Marburg and Ebola.
We’ve all seen it in horror movies, the archetypal black bat, who suddenly morphs into human form, retaining its sharp teeth, lunging for and infecting its victim. The truth unfortunately, is just as horrifying. Scientists claim that a specific type of
Top 4 Travel Tips for a Green Summer
Summer is here and everyone’s off on holiday. Here are a few ways to reduce your carbon footprint without ruining your holiday. 1. Don’t go abroad. I know, the weather ain’t great, but Britain can be pretty spectacular. There a
Lake Suddenly Vanishes in Chile
Geologists are investigating the disappearance of a two-hectare lake in Chile today. Located in the Magellanes region, 2,000km from the capital Santiago, all that is left is a huge crater with bits of ice that used to float on top. It is as if someone pul
Npower plans to commence destruction of Thrupp Lake
Energy supplier npower announced today that preliminary work at the Radley Lakes site in Oxfordshire would commence on 10th September, but conceded that work “would be reviewed” following the results of the ongoing inquiry due in the autumn. The site h
Floods hit Britain. Yes, again.
Just weeks after some of the worst floods in living memory displaced thousands and caused over a £1 billion in damage, it’s happening again. Flash floods are occurring up and down England and Wales, with meteorologists predicting up to 10cm of rain over
This is a video of a speech made during the G8 summit by our favourite celebrity/Governor of California. There is a presidential style in which Arnie addresses his questions, which at times is mildly ridiculous. The best bit in the clip is when he repeate
The Incredible Light Shows of Niagara Falls
Image by comic book guy. What do you get when you illuminate one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls with nearly 5km of shimmering floodlights, over 125 a