Astronomer Royal says this could be mankind’s ‘last century on Earth’

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, one of the country’s most distinguished astrophysicists, has predicted a gloomy future for mankind. The current century, Rees says, “is a special one,” because it could well be the one “where we as humans destroy ourselves”. He says that there are so many threats, from climate change to an over-reliance on technology, that it is hard

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Space boffin wants alien hunters to be more diverse to stop us becoming alienist

A space boffin has called for more diversity among ET hunters – to stop Earthlings becoming alienist. Science historian Rebecca Charbonneau wants indigenous people – such as American Indians – involved in the search for extraterrestrial life as they know what it is like to have their country colonised by invaders. She believes their experiences could help explorers seeking out

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Mega asteroid ‘could come dangerously close with Earth in 2052’, say experts

For out-of-this-world news, sign up for the Spaced Out newsletter A frightening crash between an asteroid and Earth has been ruled out following earlier fears that the mega rock would hit our planet – but it will come very close. The welcomed news arrived just before worldwide Asteroid Day, with the European Space Agency confirming that a collision will not

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BBC Weather: UK to be battered by thundery showers and strong winds as weather turns

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts warm sunshine We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The weather across the nation is set to sour as a low-pressure front

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UK Weather: Brits to swelter in tropical conditions as summer of heatwaves kicks in

UK Weather: Met Office warns of heavy showers We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said that after a “dull and damp” start early

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UK heatwave warning: 35C heat hotter than SAHARA bakes Britain before lightning storms hit

Britain braces itself for a record breaking heatwave We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The south east, London, and the east of England are among the

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Hot weather warning: Danger alert issued as maps show dark RED heatwave poised to hit UK

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Weather forecasting maps have turned Crimson ahead of temperatures possibly rocketing to levels not seen for more than a century.

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UK storm forecast: Explosion in Atlantic hurricanes threaten to unleash storm hell on UK

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Government forecasters have warned the next six months will see an above-average tropical cyclone activity. It predicts that from June,

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