Expert explains the fireball seen above Lincoln

The flash of light seen blazing across the skies of Lincolnshire on Monday night was a bright meteor, a local expert said. A ball of light was caught on camera in North Hykeham, resembling a shooting star. A flash of light in the sky believed to be a meteor was also captured on camera in…

Great balls of fire! Exploding meteor is caught on doorbell camera...

Great balls of fire! Exploding meteor is caught on doorbell camera streaking across the sky over DerbyGary Rogers, 52, got a text alert from his security camera in Derby on MondayHe was left stunned when he saw the celestial display lighting up the night skyExperts believe that the clip, shot at 11.30pm, shows a meteor known…

Lazy blind salamander didn’t move for more than SEVEN YEARS

Blind salamander with translucent skin that can live in total darkness for up to a century stayed in the same spot for more than SEVEN YEARS, study claimsOlms live in deep underwater caves and can go years without food  The amphibians conserve energy by not moving and can be stationary for years  One animal was found in the…

Sand dunes ‘communicate’ with each other

Sand dunes are able to "communicate" and interact with one other, according to a study from the University of Cambridge. They may be inanimate objects but it doesn't mean they're not dynamic - researchers found they not only move but also interact with and repel their neighbours. This interaction, which the university describes as the…

Global heating a serious threat to the world’s climate refuges, study...

Biodiversity hotspots that have given species a safe haven from changing climates for millions of years will come under threat from human-driven global heating, a new study has found. Species that have evolved in tropical regions such Australia’s wet tropics, the Guinean forests of Western Africa and the Andes Mountains will come under increasing stress…

Scientists Grab First Glimpse Deep Underneath Antarctica’s Unstable Thwaites Glacier

JACINTA BOWLER 4 FEB 2020 Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier hasn't been doing so well. It's close to irreversibly melting, it has a huge cavity growing underneath it, and it's the poster child for everything wrong with our reliance on fossil fuels. But a robotic underwater vehicle called Icefin just snapped the first pictures of Thwaites' foundations…

Texting and scrolling on touchscreens has sent pedestrian injuries soaring by...

Not-so-smartphones: Texting and scrolling on touchscreens has sent pedestrian injuries soaring by 800% and almost HALF of us are distracted while crossing the road, scientists warnsA review of evidence shows 'distraction injuries' are now a significant problem Incidents such as walking into lampposts increased by 800% from 2004-10Up to half of pedestrians are distracted by their…

London underwater MAP: Chilling climate forecast shows UK capital submerged in...

The UK capital has been ranked among the world’s largest coastal cities most at risk of significant flooding in the near future. Alongside Shanghai in China, Osaka in Japan, and Alexandria in Egypt, London’s historic landmarks are threatened by the forces of nature.The surge warning comes after widespread flooding paralysed Venice in Italy last year.The…

Moon landing shock: Michael Collins’ admission ‘NASA never told me’ about...

By the time Michael Collins took over as NASA's Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11, he had already flown on Gemini 10 with astronaut John Young. Then in January 1969, he was announced as one of the three astronauts who would attempt the first human landing on the Moon.Together with Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar…

How speaking ‘parentese’ can add 40 words to your baby’s vocabulary

By 18 months children whose parents regularly spoke 'parentese' knew 100 words compared to 60. Babies who are spoken to in 'parentese' know 40 more words than other infants by the time they are 18-months-old, researchers have found. In most of the world’s languages, parents will change their speaking style, using exaggerated sounds and simplifying…

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