Science

Hidden Figures: Doing science ‘backwards, in high heels’

A new film depicting the extraordinary contribution of African-American women at Nasa during the space race offers a powerful and timely reminder of the contributions to science of people whose stories are too often hidden from view, writes Kate Hannah

Antarctica’s great apron of sea ice just issued the world with a bold message. Now to work out what that message is

As New Zealand’s Scott Base celebrates 60 years of science on ice, Veronika Meduna looks at one of Antarctica’s most puzzling features – the wayward behaviour of sea ice around the continent.

In the face of the mind-boggling peril of climate change, feel the despair, then work harder

It's easy to understand desperation in the face of climate change, but we need to channel all energy into urgent action, writes James Renwick.