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Cape Town awaits Day Zero when its water taps will be turned off

On 16th April 2018, engineers will turn off water for a million homes and businesses in Cape Town, South Africa, an event that is being called “Day Zero”. It will be the first majo...

Bayeux Tapestry to be loaned to Britain for public display

On 18th January 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain for public display—probably at the British Museum in London in 2...

Astronomers to check interstellar object for signs of alien technology

One of the world’s largest radio telescopes is being used to check whether a mysterious object that is speeding through the Solar System has been created by aliens. Scientists on t...

Scientists show how feathers evolved from reptiles’ scales

Scientists have re-created the beginnings of the process by which scales evolve into feathers. We now have a greater understanding of how some dinosaurs came to be covered with fea...

Potentially habitable planet found just 11 light years away

A potentially habitable planet, called Ross 128 b, has been discovered just 11 light years away from Earth. It is roughly Earth-sized and orbits its parent star once every 9.9 days...

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