Videographic illustrating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of marine debris in the north-east of the Pacific Ocean. China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.
Videographic about global warming. Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are "poles apart" from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new analysis showed Tuesday.
Videographic on climate change. Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are "poles apart" from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new analysis showed Tuesday.
Videographic on the challenges posed by plastics. China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil. FOCUS.
Videographic on earthquakes. Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a deadlyearthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation.
A Japanese restaurant is making customized 3D-printed sushi for each of its diners by studying samples of their bodily fluids, reports KXAN.
Hong Kong has announced plans to spend $79 billion to construct one of the world's largest artificial island projects.The Guardian reports that Hong Kong is planning to build 1,000 hectares of artificial islands off the coast of Lantau Island.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was one of the biggest U.S. oil spills ever to occur, according to the Atlantic.
In the Atlantic Ocean, a giant 'conveyor belt' carries warm waters from the tropics into the North Atlantic, where they cool and sink and then return south to the deep ocean.
The Chinese government has announced plans to build up a strategic island in the Paracels, despite strong opposition from the U.S.
Orbital display is shooting for the stars...with advertising.
We spend 33% of our lives sleeping. That's around 25 years wrapped up in bed, catching up on sleep! But, what if we didn't need to sleep? What if we could spend our nap time doing something else? With more hours in the day, we could watch more mov...
6G Technology is coming! And it's going to be better, faster and more powerful than ever before! The world's about to change with the introduction of 5G technology, as the Internet of Things grows even bigger than it already is - with more smart d...
The Alpha Centauri star system is 4 lightyears away from us. It's our closest neighbour in the Milky Way... But, what if Alpha Centauri exploded? What if the next nearest star system to Earth went supernova? It'd be an interstellar disaster!
If you want to speak with dead people, then Ouija boards are the way to go. But, not everyone believes in the paranormal power of a seance. So, what if they did? What if using Ouija boards was just a regular, everyday thing, that everyone did? We'...
Plastic pollution is now considered a major threat to the Earth's environment. Plastic waste and microplastics are a serious danger to ocean habitats, the natural world and even our own health. But, what if the situation gets even worse? What happ...
The human brain is packed with 100 billion neurons. It's responsible for everything we do, think and feel. It dictates our emotions, intelligence and overall mental health. But, what if our brains were 50% smaller? If the brain halved in size, wou...
Did you know that Earth has an official 'twilight zone'? It's a strange and mostly uncharted, ghostly environment, full of mysterious glowing animals so unique that they might as well be alien... And, it hosts some of nature's greatest ever myster...
The world's appreciation for cocoa is centuries-old: the ancient Maya were drinking hot chocolate in Central America as far back as 400 BC.
Videographic illustrating how avalanches occur. Three world-renowned professional mountaineers -- two Austrians and an American -- were missing and presumed dead after an avalanche on a western Canadian summit.
Stanford researchers have developed a water-splitting system that can produce clean hydrogen fuel using saltwater.
A fireball entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded with the energy of 173 kilotons of TNT, according to data collected by NASA.The US Air Force reported a massive explosion just 25.
A team of researchers from the University of Bath have developed bacon fibers using pig stem cells and blades of grass, reports the BBC.First, they take a tissue sample from a pig and extract stem cells from the tissue.
The crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018, and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 on March 10 have brought attention to the design and software of the Boeing 737 Max 8.
The Black Death spread across medieval Europe and Eurasia in the 14th century, as one of the worst plague pandemics that the world has ever seen. But, what if the Black Death had totally wiped out Europe? How would global history have changed? In ...
For most scientists, alien life on other planets is the ultimate discovery. If we find proof of extraterrestrial lifeforms, then we are no longer alone in the universe. But, what do aliens look like? If a UFO spaceship landed on Earth right now, w...
The rings of Saturn are one of the Solar System's most iconic features. Steady streams of space dust circling the gas giant planet, Saturn's rings have intrigued scientists, astronomers and philosophers for centuries. But, what would happen if Ear...
Videographic on the art of filmmaking. Veteran directors Ken Loach and Terrence Malick head the line-up of a gritty and highly political Cannes film festival next month, its director Thierry Fremaux said Thursday.
Videographic on the Cannes film festival. Directors Ken Loach and Terrence Malick head the line-up of a "highly political" Cannes film festival next month, its director Thierry Fremaux said.
Short videographic locating the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, which hosts the famous French film festival. Directors Ken Loach and Terrence Malick head the line-up of a "highly political" Cannes film festival next month, its director Thierry Fre...
Videographic on gun control in the US ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in which 13 people died and more than 20 others were wounded.
Videographic on VAR. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted VAR does produce "fair football" despite a cruel Champions League quarter-final exit on away goals to Tottenham after a pulsating tie ended 4-4 on aggregate.
Scientists have found that using a skin moisturizer might reduce the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer's and diabetes.
There are "clear similarities" between Indonesia's Lion Air and Ethiopian Air crashes, according to the Ethiopian government.
A team of researchers have detected planets forming around a young star similar to the sun. According to the paper published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, DM Tau is located in the Taurus constellation 470 light-years away from Earth.
Disasters remind us of our shared vulnerability. But they also inspire kindness, connection, and a desire to work together. #notredame
Short videographic on the Notre-Dame fire disaster. Videographic showing the principal areas inside the cathedral affected by falling rubble and burning timber.
Videographic on nanoparticles. The French government is considering an end to the use of a colourant titanium dioxide in food products such as cakes and sweets.
Videographic on the CIGEO project, to create a deep geological storage facility for radioactive waste. France has opened a debate on the future of nuclear waste.
Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. Measles cases in the US surged even as authorities in New York, site of the two biggest outbreaks, faced court challenges over their attempts to compel vaccinations.
Updated videographic on the Notre-Dame fire disaster. The fire-gutted Notre-Dame cathedral contained some of the most sacred relics of the Christian faith, including the Holy Crown of Thorns believed to have been worn by Jesus at his crucifixion.
Research from Ohio State University has found that green tea lowered the risk of obesity in mice.The scientists tested their hypothesis on a group of male mice. Half of the mice were fed a high-fat diet while the rest were fed healthy meals.
Russia's state media has announced that its navy will begin testing a submarine capable of carrying six thermonuclear warheads.
New York's mayor has plans to expand Manhattan's coastline to safeguard the island from the effects of climate change.
Videographic on the Notre-Dame fire disaster. Investigators in Paris are working to identify the source of a massive blaze that devastated the iconic French cathedral.
Videographic showing how electricity is created by offshore and onshore wind turbines. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French and Norwegian ministers Tuesday to officially open a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, a key project...