Dinosaurs wiped out rapidly in Europe 66 million years ago
Dinosaurs flourished in Europe right up until the asteroid impact that wiped them out 66 million years ago, a new study shows.
Wolves, bears and lynx 'now plentiful in Europe' (Update)
After nearing extinction in Europe in the early 20th century because of hunting and shrinking habitats, large carnivores like the gray wolf, brown bear, lynx and wolverine are thriving once more.
Preparing for an asteroid strike
ESA and national disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth.
African swine fever threatens Europe
African swine fever, or ASF, is a viral disease that kills almost every pig it infects and is likened to Ebola. It gained a foothold in Georgia in 2007, when contaminated pig meat landed from a ship from ...
Tackling tiny mites to bring major benefits to egg suppliers
For such a small creature, the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) represents a major economic challenge for Europe's lucrative poultry and egg industry. The blood-sucking parasite, found in most European ...
Learning from new, very low-energy buildings
A holistic approach is necessary to successfully plan and construct energy efficient buildings. But implementing best practices elsewhere is not a straightforward task.
Europe now ten times likelier to get heatwaves, study finds
Scientists who a decade ago found that global warming had doubled the risk of an extremely hot summer in Europe reported on Monday that such an event was now 10 times likelier.
Why we need more than one mission to Mars
After a 24-hour delay due to bad weather, the first test launch of the Orion spacecraft by NASA is underway with the ultimate goal of putting human beings on Mars. ...
Mislaunched navigation satellite may get second life: ESA
A navigation satellite sent astray by a mislaunch in August, has sent a signal from its faulty orbit, and may yet prove useful, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Tuesday.
ESA image: The gold standard
The Eutelsat-9B satellite with its EDRS-A payload is shown in the anechoic test chamber of Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, having completed its final antenna pattern tests today.
Limestone 'Venus' 23,000 years old dug up in France
A limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France in what archaeologists Thursday described as an "exceptional" find.
'Subirdia' author urges appreciation of birds that co-exist where we work, live, play
Surprisingly, the diversity of birds in suburban areas can be greater than in forested areas, according to John Marzluff's new book "Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpec ...
European space plane set for February launch
Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
Europe's 3-D printer set for Space Station
Europe's very first 3D printer in space is scheduled for installation aboard the ISS next year.