Planet-eating star points to our own future

NASA scientists have caught a star in the act of swallowing up a planet, the first time such a thing has ever been observed.

'Garbage patch' fish found full of plastic

North Pacific fish are eating tens of thousands of tons of plastic debris, say researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Humans emit two tons of CO2 a year - through eating

You can turn down the heating; you can switch to a hybrid car. But unless you can stop, um, we'd better call it excreting, your efforts won't go a long way towards cutting your carbon emissions.