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Wetland ARCHITECTS

As the landmark River Otter Beaver Trial draws to an end, what has it taught us about the way these industrious dam builders influence the form and function of our wild places?

8 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

Elizabeth I's Unlikely Ally

She was the defiantly Protestant queen of England; he was the Catholic king of France. And yet, against the odds, the two became firm friends. And yet, against the odds, the two became firm friends. Estelle Paranque reveals how common enemies drove Henri III and Elizabeth I into one another’s affections

6 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

Innovations - Prepare Yourself For Tomorrow

Meet the robot that’s tackling Chemistry’s biggest challenges

2 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep

Do you often find yourself lying awake in bed, unable to drop off? Fear not, help is at hand from sleep scientist Dr Alice Gregory

2 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

How Times Change

Shops and restaurants may be slowly opening up, but we have to accept that things may not be as they were for a long time

2 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

To The Ends Of The Earth

Scientists are going to extreme lengths to find out how climate change is affecting our planet

5 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

An Ocean Of Mysteries

Earth’s biggest habitat is also the one that we know the least about. A new wave of innovators is engineering the technology that will help us find out more – here’s what they are discovering

9 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

Scarface: The Real Lion King

As the sun sets on the reign of the most famous lion ever to walk the Maasai Mara, we look back at the life of a legend – and the winds of change blowing through this iconic grassland

10+ mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

Can Life Exist Around A Black Hole?

Much of the recent search for extraterrestrial life has focused on hunting down planets orbiting in the so-called Goldilocks zone – an area surrounding a star that has just the right conditions for life to emerge. Now, new research suggests that such Goldilocks zones could also exist near supermassive black holes by Colin Stuart

8 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

The See-Through Zoo

Welcome to nature’s menagerie of transparency

5 mins read
BBC Earth
January - February 2021

SPLASH LIGHT

LIGHT CALIFORNIA, USA

1 min read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

Human Augmentation Rewires The Brain

Scientists discover what happens to our neural circuitry when we learn to use robotic upgrades

2 mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

The Next Giant Leaps

From spider robots to antennas on the Cornish coast, these UK-based projects are laying the groundwork for a permanent station on the Moon

9 mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

Covid-19 After Lockdown

As the UK gradually comes out of lockdown, what do the coming months have in store?

4 mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

Great Balls Of Fire

Going behind the scenes at East Anglia airbase RAF Marham to get up close to the new F-35, the first fighter jet that does (most of) the flying for pilots

5 mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

The Rise Of The Cat Burglar

They scaled walls, climbed through lofty windows, and preyed on the grandest mansions in the land. Eloise Moss introduces the high-climbing criminals who stole Britons’ jewellery – and sometimes their hearts – in the 1920s and 30s

8 mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

A Medieval King As You've Never Seen Him Before

The inner workings of Henry III’s mind are laid bare in a unique collection of letters that have survived from the 13th century. David Carpenter, who has written a major new biography on Henry, presents seven insights that these documents give us into the king

10+ mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

Troubled Waters

Okavango Delta, Botswana

1 min read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

First Studies From The Largest-Ever Human Genome Database Released

The Genome Aggregation Database has collected 15,708 genomes and 125,748 exomes (the protein-coding part of the genome) to help shed light on how genetic mutations can lead to disease

4 mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

What Pop Psychology Gets Wrong

Power corrupts, crowds are violent, and depression is just a chemical imbalance. Or are they? Classic psychology theories often have a nice ring to them, creating a mythology that persists throughout the media, cinema, and literature. But new research is revealing that the human mind isn’t as simple as we’d like to think

10 mins read
BBC Earth
November - December 2020

Should I Take Zinc Tablets?

Many people are taking supplements to try and keep COVID-19 at bay

2 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

A Scientist's Guide To Life - How To Look After Your Skin

Consultant dermatologist Dr Bav Shergill reveals how to keep your largest organ looking peachy

2 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

The Explainer - What Is Climate Change?

What Is Climate Change?

4 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

Could The Internet Become Conscious?

Edward Seymour, Hove

1 min read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

The Race To Create A Vaccine

How scientists will bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic

10 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

Why An Icy Dip Is Good For You

Many people swear by the benefits of a cold plunge, and it seems they might be on to something. Scientists are finding evidence that regular icy dips could help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression

6 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Cheese

When milk and microbes come together, there’s no doubt something wonderful happens. We asked a food scientist how a choreography of chemistry, biology, and psychology make cheese the ultimate food

5 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

Homeward Bound

After one of the most exciting reintroduction projects of recent years, pine martens are back in the Forest of Dean

9 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

Out In The Cold

It walked alongside mammoths and mastodons during the last Ice Age and can weather savage blizzards and bone-chilling temperatures on a landscape locked in snow. Meet Earth’s ultimate winter warrior: The Musk OX

2 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

Doing It For The Thrill

We say that our feelings can be like a rollercoaster – and, as it turns out, the psychology of our emotions has influenced rollercoaster design from the beginning. Thrill engineer Prof Brendan Walker spoke to Amy Barrett about fairground rides, adrenaline and adventure, and why we seek out the seemingly scary

7 mins read
BBC Earth
September - October 2020

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