The HMAS Newcastle intercepted a dhow carrying the drugs

Australian warship seizes heroin worth €500m

24 Jun An Australian warship patrolling in the Middle East has seized a haul of 581kg of heroin with an estimated street value of more than half a billion euro, a naval official said this morning.

Tara in the Arctic Ocean (Pic A.Deniaud/Tara Expéditions)

Results of massive plankton study published

22 May Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world's ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, and also provide half the oxygen we breathe.