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Image copyright NASA/Goddard/Maria-José Viñas Image caption Meltwater from on top of the Greenland Ice Sheet can make its way to the bed Scientists have identified more than 50 new lakes of liquid water lying under the Greenland Ice Sheet. Only four had previously been detected. Antarctica hides some 470 lakes beneath its ice but this …

Image copyright KIARA WORTH/IISD/ENB A “triple whammy” of events threatens to hamper efforts to tackle climate change say UN delegates. At a meeting in Bonn, Saudi Arabia has continued to object to a key IPCC scientific report that urges drastic cuts in carbon emissions. Added to that, the EU has so far failed to agree …

Five zoo-born eastern black rhinos have been transported from Europe to Africa. The three females and two male rhinos, aged between two and nine years old, came from Flamingo Land in Yorkshire, the Czech Republic’s Dvur Kralove safari park and Ree Park Safari in Denmark. The 6,000km (3,700 miles) journey began at Dvur Kralove – …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf David Vaughan: “This is still a prototype system. If the turbine falls over, we lose all power” The UK has managed to get one of its major Antarctic bases operating in an automatic mode for the first time. Halley base, on the Brunt Ice Shelf, is …

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This was only the third time a Falcon Heavy had flown Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes can revolutionise deep-space navigation. About the size of a toaster, the device is said to have 50 times the stability of existing space clocks, such as those …

Image copyright Stuart Slabbert Image caption The zoo-born animals will join 18 other eastern black rhinos in Akagera National Park, Rwanda “It’s just fantastic. “These animals were taken from Africa decades ago to display to the public [in European zoos] and now have a real conservation role in Rwanda,” Mark Pilgrim, Chester Zoo’s chief executive …

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Jet Propulsion Lab is currently constructing the Mars 2020 rover A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed. An audit report reveals the gadget was used to take about 500MB of data. It said two of …

Scientists from round the world are meeting in Germany to improve ways of making money from carbon dioxide. They want to transform some of the CO2 that’s overheating the planet into products to benefit humanity. They don’t claim the technology will solve climate change, but they say it will help. Carbon dioxide is already being …

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS Image caption The Curiosity rover carries an onboard lab to measure the chemistry of the atmosphere The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but has never before seen so high a concentration – of …

Scientists from round the world are meeting in Germany to discuss how to money can be made from carbon dioxide. The aim is to transform some of the CO2 that’s overheating the planet into products to benefit humanity instead. While the technology may not solve climate change, they insist it will help a little. BBC …