Archive for October 30th, 2017:

Stephen Hawking gives talk on black holes at Oxford University

World-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking thrilled fans with a talk on black holes at the University of Oxford. The lecture on Friday evening was the first in a series named in honour of his long-time collaborator Roger Penrose. The talk held at the Mathematical Institute was also streamed live around the world via the university’s

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Octopuses ‘walking out of the sea’ on the Welsh coast

Dozens of octopuses have been witnessed crawling out of the sea on the Welsh coast. Sea trip operator Brett Stones said more than 20 of the sea creatures were seen making their way on to the beach at New Quay in Ceredigion on Friday night. Mr Stones, who runs SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, caught

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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emissions from human activities have levelled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year’s increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10

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