Possible evidence of ‘early life on Mars’ discovered by Nasa Curiosity Rover
Nature & Science

Possible evidence of ‘early life on Mars’ discovered by Nasa Curiosity Rover

Nasa has discovered organic molecules on Mars which may have been produced by living organisms. The space agency’s Curiosity Rover snuffled out compounds called thiophenes which are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and white truffles, the mushroom that’s a prized delicacy for foodies. Washington State University astrobiologist Dirk Schulze‑Makuch claimed ‘their presence would…

Brexit ‘opportunity to ban supertrawlers from UK waters’
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Brexit ‘opportunity to ban supertrawlers from UK waters’

Brexit offers the perfect opportunity to ban industrial supertrawler fishing boats from UK waters, according to campaigners. The factory-sized ships can be hundreds of feet long and have been criticised for indiscriminate fishing as they catch hundreds of thousands of fish in relatively short periods. Environmentalists fear their presence correlates with spikes in numbers of…

Great Barrier Reef endures ‘most extensive coral bleaching ever’ as sea temperatures rise
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Great Barrier Reef endures ‘most extensive coral bleaching ever’ as sea temperatures rise

The Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured, scientists said. David Wachenfeld, chief scientist at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the government agency that manages the coral expanse off northeast Australia, said ocean temperatures…