Nasa handout showing Enceladus, a moon of Saturn. Scientists have found indications that the moon could harbour life. Photograph: JPL/Nasa/PA Wire

Evidence of geological activity involving water and hot rock suggests that Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be a suitable home for life.Scientists analys(...)

Smoke billows from chimneys at a chemical factory in China’s Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters

Seven years after it set some of the world’s most stringent environmental targets, the European Union is about to revise its long-term goals to take m(...)

File photograph of the camping ground at the Oxegen Music festival which takes place in Punchestown over the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

While festival-goers my not expect their sleep patterns and health to be improved by this weekend’s revelries , new research may prove otherwise. Cam(...)