New Scientist

Tiny island survived tsunami that helped separate Britain and Europe

By Michael Marshall The Atlantis of northern Europe sank under the seas slowly, rather than being obliterated by a tsunami. A little over 8000 years ago, a devastating tsunami swept across the North Sea, striking a small island that existed there…

Climate change has already made parts of the world too hot for humans

By Adam Vaughan Global warming has already made parts of the world hotter than the human body can withstand, decades earlier than climate models expected this to happen. Jacobabad in Pakistan and Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates…

Nuclear knock-backs on UK’s new reactors and old waste

It never rains but it pours in the UK’s nuclear industry. Plans to build new reactors are stalling as yet another company pulls out, and there is still nowhere to store nuclear waste permanently. The UK has pledged to cut…