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Latest press release

Prof John Rees appointed BGS Chief Scientist for Multi-Hazards and Resilience

Prof John ReesProfessor John Rees has been appointed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) to be its new Chief Scientist for Multi-Hazards and Resilience.

Will Santa get home safe? New World Magnetic Model reveals movements in the Earth's magnetic field

CompassIf you’ve ever wondered how Santa visits millions of homes across the globe in just one night, it’s because he has a little help from science. And the good news is, he won’t get lost on his travels this year - provided that he follows his compass home.