Top Stories

How to make hydrogels more injectable

Gel-like materials that can be injected into the body hold great potential to heal injured tissues or manufacture entirely new tissues. Many researchers are working to develop these hydrogels for biomedical uses, but so far very few have made it into the clinic.

>> Read the Full Article

UK’s Overseas Territories at Ongoing Risk From Wide Range of Invasive Species

AA new study has for the first time predicted which invasive species could pose a future threat to the UK’s ecologically unique Overseas Territories.

>> Read the Full Article

The Importance of the Atmosphere and Ocean in Determining the Fate of Antarctica

An international team of researchers has combined satellite imagery and climate and ocean records to obtain the most detailed understanding yet of how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet — which contains enough ice to raise global sea level by 11 feet, or 3.3 meters — is responding to climate change.

>> Read the Full Article

Study Reveals New Clues About How 'Earth's Thermostat' Controls Climate

Rocks, rain and carbon dioxide help control Earth’s climate over thousands of years — like a thermostat — through a process called weathering.

>> Read the Full Article

Almost All of Africa’s Maize Crops Is at Risk From Devastating Fall Armyworm Pest, Study Reveals

Almost all of Africa’s maize crop is at risk from the devastating fall armyworm pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) according to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Insect Science.

>> Read the Full Article

Flying Campaign to Improve Climate Modelling Begins

A team of scientists are currently conducting a major experiment over the Southern Ocean that will help to improve climate modelling.

>> Read the Full Article

What Would Earth’s Temperature Be Like Without an Atmosphere?

Right now, the temperature of the Earth is pretty much perfect for humans, at around 13.9 degrees Celsius, or 57 degrees Fahrenheit. 

>> Read the Full Article

New Multidisciplinary Project Will Help Forecast Where and When Deadly Disease Outbreaks Are Likely to Occur

DART (Dengue Advanced Readiness Tools), a new project led by Oxford University, has received funding from Wellcome to use climate data to better predict and prepare for infectious diseases outbreaks.

>> Read the Full Article

Physicists observe rare resonance in molecules for the first time

If she hits just the right pitch, a singer can shatter a wine glass. The reason is resonance. While the glass may vibrate slightly in response to most acoustic tones, a pitch that resonates with the material’s own natural frequency can send its vibrations into overdrive, causing the glass to shatter.

>> Read the Full Article