Archive for July 29th, 2017:

Astronaut shares ‘burrito of awesomeness’ aurora video

Nasa astronaut Jack Fischer has shared this aurora time-lapse footage from the International Space Station. He described the clip as a “burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce”. Auroras, also known as the Northern Lights and Southern Lights, can be seen over polar regions. The phenomenon occurs when electrically-charged particles from the Sun enter the

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Greenland ice sheet: How do you go the toilet?

Science editor David Shukman is spending time with British scientists in Greenland, finding out what life is like there. The researchers are studying the rate of ice melting and how much the sea could rise in future. Article source:

Cricket’s summer song making a comeback

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The field cricket, Gryllus campestris, is an extremely rare, declining and threatened insect in the UK The cheep, cheep, cheep of a cricket in the grass is the quintessential sound of summer. As I crunch over heathland in search of the elusive insect, the song fills the air, as

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