Science

vivoboard May 27, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device With its red-hot rivers of lava and clouds of ash, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has captured the world’s attention. But how dangerous are such eruptions? Every year about 60 volcanoes erupt. Some take us by surprise but others are regular offenders. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active […]

vivoboard May 27, 2018

Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged 86, his family has said. In later life he became an accomplished artist, producing paintings that were inspired by space. His family said he had fallen ill two weeks ago in Indiana and died peacefully […]

vivoboard May 27, 2018

England could get more national parks after Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced he is launching a review into the country’s natural landscapes. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Gove said “the time is right” for a review, nearly 70 years on from the creation of the first national areas. It will consider whether to expand […]

vivoboard May 26, 2018

Sir Richard Branson says he’s training to be an astronaut and will take his first trip into space soon. He told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme: “We’re talking about months away, not years away – so it’s close. There are exciting times ahead. “I’m going for astronaut training; I’m going for fitness training, […]

vivoboard May 26, 2018

An analysis of fossilised dandruff fragments has given scientists their first evidence of how dinosaurs and early birds shed their skin. Found among the plumage of these ancient creatures, the 125-million-year-old flakes are almost identical to those found in modern birds. It shows that these dinosaurs shed their skins in small pieces, and not all […]

vivoboard May 26, 2018

US wildlife experts are baffled by a “wolf-like” animal that was killed by a Montana farmer. The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of his livestock, said officials. State wildlife experts said they have been unable to pinpoint its species. After inspecting the […]

vivoboard May 25, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Scientists have discovered three vast canyons in one of the last places to be explored on Earth – under the ice at the South Pole. The deep troughs run for hundreds of kilometres, cutting through tall mountains – none of which are visible at the snowy surface of […]

vivoboard May 25, 2018

The ancestors of modern birds may have survived the asteroid strike that wiped out the rest of their kin by living on the forest floor. The new theory, based on studying fossilised plants and ornithological data, helps explain how birds came to dominate the planet. The asteroid impact 66 million years ago laid waste to […]

vivoboard May 25, 2018

“Dismissive” car dealers are a major barrier to boosting sales of electric vehicles (EVs) according to a new study. Researchers, who posed as car shoppers in Scandinavia and Iceland found that sales personnel strongly pushed petrol and diesel powered cars. Around 77% of dealerships that sold EV brands didn’t discuss their existence with the potential […]

vivoboard May 25, 2018

The UK wants the EU to repay £1bn if it is excluded from the Galileo satellite navigation system after Brexit. David Davis’s Brexit department is also warning the scheme could cost the EU an extra €1bn (£876m) without the UK’s continued involvement. The row could harm wider post-Brexit security co-operation, the department says in a […]