Stephen Nelmes
Journalist


Northern lights or aurora borealis illuminate the night sky over Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße, near Zell am See, during a geomagnetic storm on May 11, 2024.  The planet is experiencing its first "extreme" geomagnetic storm since 2003, a US agency said on Mai 10, 2024.  (Photo by JFK  /  APA  /  AFP)  /  Austria OUT
First 'extreme' solar storm in 20 years produces stunning auroras

Skies from Britain to Tasmania light up, but space weather forecaster warns geomagnetic storm threatens satellites and power grids

May 11, 2024, 7:34 AM
The Arsenal away kit, Manchester United home kit, and Sheffield United away kit. It's a new season of Premier League fashion ratings. AP / Reuters / Twitter
Premier League kits 2023/2024 ranked from worst to best

A new season of home and away shirts, and new entries in the fashion league table

August 09, 2023, 10:41 AM
A neighbourhood in Islahiye, south-east Turkey, before and after the 2023 earthquake. AP
Satellite images show destruction in quake-hit Turkey

Thousands of homes and neighbourhoods across Turkey were flattened

February 09, 2023, 5:39 AM
Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan. Getty Images
The world's most spectacular sinkholes

After a hole the size of a tennis court appeared in Chile, we take a look at some of the most incredible examples made by nature, and man

August 05, 2022, 12:30 PM
Crystal Palace's new home kit. Photo: Crystal Palace/Twitter
Premier League home and away kits for 2022/23 ranked

A new season is on the horizon, so let's look at who is top of the fashion table

August 05, 2022, 3:17 AM
A map showing the location of a magnitude 5.1 earthquake in north-eastern Afghanistan. Photo: US Geological Survey
Magnitude-5.1 earthquake hits Afghanistan-Pakistan border

Magnitude-4.8 earthquake shakes major cities including Islamabad and Peshawar

June 17, 2022, 10:26 AM
A view of Dubai taken from the Pearl Jumeirah before and during a dust storm. Pawan Singh / The National
Before the dust: Dubai skyline disappears from view

Reduced visibility and poor air quality as dusty conditions blanket the country

May 25, 2022, 10:35 AM
The new Volkswagen Golf R is a 320hp road rocket. All photos: Volkswagen
Volkswagen Golf R 2022: elite hot-hatch most powerful to hit Middle East yet

German marque's star performer is back and it's a 320 horsepower all-wheel drive thriller

April 13, 2022, 12:18 PM
Al-Futtaim Toyota, the exclusive Toyota distributor in the UAE, is shaking up the lifestyle pick-up segment once again with the introduction of a GR Sport version of the Toyota Hilux. Photo: Toyota
Toyota Hilux GR Sport 2022: from workhorse to prancing thoroughbred

The trusty old pick-up gets the Dakar Rally-style treatment

April 11, 2022, 12:42 PM
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: General view of the action during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on October 24, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Camp Nou or Nou Camp? Has the Spotify name change put the argument to rest?

FC Barcelona have moved away from tradition with a sponsor for their hallowed stadium

March 16, 2022, 8:59 AM
The Toyota Compact Cruiser EV may be the future of off-roading in the UAE. Photo: Toyota
Baby Land Cruiser among Toyota's battery of concept EVs

The cute model is at the forefront of the Japanese carmaker's plans to sell 3.5 million EVs a year from 2030

December 15, 2021, 2:37 PM
The UAE has fewer than 3,500 active Covid-19 infections as of November 5, 2021. Pawan Singh / The National
UAE records 80 new Covid-19 infections and one death

A further 133 patients recover from the disease, as daily cases remain below 100

November 05, 2021, 10:55 AM
Finland. Getty Images/Nike
Euro 2020 rankings: Kits rated ahead of the tournament from worst to best

Here's what nation will win the football fashion stakes

June 08, 2021, 9:13 AM
Emirates plans to restore up to 40 more Airbus A380 double-deckers to service by summer. Reuters
UK to UAE holidays, Emirates India flights, Netanyahu in trouble, 1,810 new cases - The Daily Update

Thoraya Abdullahi joins us for what's trending including abducted students in Nigeria, fears of a third Covid wave in Gaza and China's new space station

May 31, 2021, 4:59 AM
Muslim boys hold balloons after performing an Eid al-Fitr prayer at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Millions of Muslims across the world are marking a muted and gloomy holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan - a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid Al Fitr - in pictures

Faithful offer prayers and families celebrate the end of the holy month

May 13, 2021, 6:23 AM