An important test case for UK fossil fuels: Horse Hill


The future of UK fossil fuels is at stake in a test case that the Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday. Sarah Finch is challenging the drilling of four oil wells in Horse Hill, Surrey, on climate change grounds. She argues that Surrey County Council did not consider the full climate impacts of oil burning when it granted planning permission. The case is being closely watched by campaigners and...

Do clocks go forward in march in the UK


Yes, in the United Kingdom, the clocks go forward by one hour in March as part of the daylight saving time (DST) schedule. This change is also known as “spring forward” because it occurs in the spring season. Specifically, the clocks go forward at 1:00 a.m. on the last Sunday in March, which means that people in the UK will lose one hour of sleep on that day. The purpose of DST is to...

Rolls-Royce nuclear power backed by UK Space Agency


Rolls-Royce is a British engineering company designing and producing nuclear power systems for several decades. Several countries around the world have used the company’s atomic technology in the nuclear industry for a long time. Rolls-Royce is a British multinational engineering company involved in several industries, including aerospace, marine, and energy.  Rolls-Royce has expertise in...

Hundreds of students and scientists barred from entering the UK due to China’s crackdown


Last year in the UK, more than 1,000 postgraduate students and scientists were barred from working in a central government crackdown on research collaboration with China on national security grounds. According to figures obtained by the Guardian, the Foreign Office rejected a record 1,104 postgraduate students and scientists in 2022, up from just 13 in 2016 and 128 in 2020. There has been a sharp...

How did Tim Peake change the world?


Britain’s Tim Peake has announced his retirement from the European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut corps after completing a six-month mission on the International Space Station in 2016. The news of Tim’s stepping down from the ESA Astronaut Corps created a wave of sadness and heartache among people across England. Tim Peake inspired millions as he completed a fantastic space mission with...

Virgin Orbit rocket launch failure to be investigated by UK officials


British air mishap students are to examine the fallen tried to send satellites into orbit from Cornwall as the groups behind the historic mission described tearful settings when the rocket was lost but said a determination to try too as soon as feasible.The UK Space Agency (UKSA) spoke Virgin Orbit’s Start Me Up job was a partial success, showing that a rocket launch was feasible from...

Starwatch: keep an eagle eye out for Aquila in full flight


The celestial eagle is in full flight at this time of the year for the northern hemisphere. The constellation of Aquila is one of the 48 constellations defined by Ptolemy in the 2nd century, though it had been mentioned in Greek tradition as long ago as the 4th century BC by Eudoxus. In mythology, Aquila represents the eagle that holds Zeus’s thunderbolts. The chart shows the view looking due...

Nasa’s Dart probe to smash into asteroid in first Earth defence test


Most mission scientists would wince at the thought of their spacecraft being smashed to smithereens. But for those behind Nasa’s Dart probe, anything short of total destruction will be chalked up as a failure. The $330m (£300m) spacecraft is due to slam head-on into an asteroid about 11m kilometres above the Indian Ocean soon after midnight on Monday. The impact, at nearly seven kilometres a...

Water found in asteroid dust may offer clues to origins of life on Earth


Specks of dust that a Japanese space probe retrieved from an asteroid about 186 million miles (300m kilometres) from Earth have revealed a surprising component: a drop of water. The discovery offers new support for the theory that life on Earth may have been seeded from outer space. The findings are in the latest research to be published from analysis of 5.4 grammes of stones and dust that the...

Neptune and its rings shown in striking new light by Webb telescope


The James Webb space telescope has turned its gaze away from the deep universe towards our home solar system, capturing an image of a luminous Neptune and its delicate, dusty rings in detail not seen in decades. The last time astronomers had such a clear view of the farthest planet from the sun was when Nasa’s Voyager 2 became the first and only space probe to fly past the ice giant for just a...


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