On 5th December 5th 1952, a veil of fog rolled over the city of London. It was the start of the deadliest air pollution disaster in British history, and more than 60 years later, an international team of chemists has figured out why.
The science of rainbows: it’s something we’re all taught at primary school. Airborne water droplets act like little prisms, bending and splitting light into a brilliant bow of colour. The reality is quite a bit more complicated. Read More >>
Earlier this month, New Horizons released a batch of absolutely breathtaking photos of Pluto at dusk. In these images, particles in Pluto’s thin atmosphere are causing sunlight to scatter, revealing a complex, layered haze.