The Dark Side of the Moon: It’s no longer just the name of an album

NASA has just released one of the most stunning GIFs we’ve ever seen, and it sure does put our lives into some much-needed perspective. Watch to see the Moon’s far side, which faces away from us, as our little lunar satellite orbits in front of our planet. The whole thing was captured by the appropriately named EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite.


Terraforming Has Begun – UK to build negative emissions plant

IT IS the dream scenario for fighting climate change: a power station that delivers negative emissions. And it could be coming to the UK, helped along by the growth of forests in the American South and some handy holes beneath the North Sea.

The giant coal power station at Drax in Yorkshire, with its 12 cooling towers, is one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. It sends some 23 million tonnes of carbon dioxide up its stacks each year, while supplying up to a tenth of the UK’s power.