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Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline

Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. Scientists, led by the Zoological ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice

The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. This suggests that the ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Swift satellite reveals a black hole bull's-eye

What looks like a shooting target is actually an image of nested rings of X-ray light centered on an erupting black hole. On June 15, NASA's Swift satellite detected the start of a new outburst from V404 Cygni, where a black ...

dateJul 09, 2015 in Astronomy
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