At last! Scientists find 12-mile lake on Mars
Is there life on Mars? After decades of study, a body of liquid water has finally been detected on the Red Planet. The discovery raises exciting possibilities for our search for alien life.
Internet as vital as water, Cameron says
The Prime Minister has announced plans to make access to a fast broadband connection a universal right by 2020. Is internet access essential, or could we cope without it?
Eureka! Liquid water on Mars, confirms NASA
Yesterday NASA confirmed that there is liquid water on the surface of Mars, making alien life and human settlement on the planet more likely. Is colonisation a good idea?
Parched California seeks salvation in science
California is a naturally arid land made to bloom by grandiose feats of infrastructure. But water is running out and the state is enduring its worst ever drought. Is there a solution?
Giant water reserve found beneath African desert
Deep beneath the surface of dry, desertous Namibia, scientists have discovered an invaluable treasure: a huge water supply known as an aquifer, which could stave off drought for 400 years.
Drought hits UK as officials ‘prepare for worst’
Months before summer, much of Britain is already officially in drought. If rains don’t come soon, it could be the worst such crisis in 35 years. Can the famously damp UK really be drying out?
China drought raises fears of global crisis
Parts of China are experiencing their worst drought in 50 years. Desperate officials have opened dams, spending the country's water reserves. But water shortages remain a global threat.