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Yes, though not to a uniform level of detail. According to cartographer Mick Ashworth, consultant editor of The Times Atlas of the World, most of the Earth has been mapped down to a scale of 1:500...

Actually, desalination is used to provide drinking water. The largest desalinisation plant in the world is in the desert-bound realm of the United Arab Emirates. Closer to home, I’ve visited...

Yes. Instead of the haemoglobin used by vertebrates, molluscs and some crustaceans use a greenish-blue, copper-based pigment called haemocyanin to carry the oxygen in their blood. There’s...

That title goes to Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii. Much of its base is on the ocean floor, nearly 6,000m below the surface. Its peak is the highest point in the state...

Evolution is propelled by two forces: random mutations in the genes of living organisms, plus natural selection of organisms whose mutations make them better able to survive long enough to...

Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) contain more embodied energy than conventional incandescent bulbs. Embodied energy refers to all the costs involved in sourcing, manufacturing and recycling the...

The seething lakes of lava formed during volcanic eruptions are often covered with distinctive zig-zag patterns, with the searing-hot lava showing up below a darker crust. Using a combination of...

There’s quite a lot of research (sponsored by breakfast cereal companies) to show that your mental performance in the morning is worse if you skip breakfast. Evidence of actual harm to your...