Rat race! Driving EVs chills out rodents

Researchers at the University of Richmond in Virginia, US, have proved lab rats are able to drive around in tiny electric cars in order to pick up food

Researchers develop porous polymer to trap carbon dioxide

Scientists say the material allows the greenhouse gas to be converted into polyurethane to make clothing, domestic appliances and packaging

Government launches £94m of new funding for quantum tech

Quantum technologies can be used for a variety of purposes, such as making electric vehicle batteries more efficient

Fifth of global cities ‘to experience unprecedented climate conditions by 2050’

A new study from the Crowther Lab suggests nearly 80% of cities will experience dramatic heat and weather changes by this time

Could rare metal beryllium be the key to unlocking nuclear fusion?

Physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics say injecting pellets into reactors could stop potentially damaging eruptions of plasma

George Clooney blasts Trump and climate change deniers

The actor launches a spoof new charity called ‘United to Defeat Untruthful Misinformation and Support Science’ or UDUMASS in a video parody about educating ‘idiots’ on climate change

Forget that morning coffee… your solar panels need it more than you do

Scientists suggest caffeine can boost the efficiency and stability of an alternative type of solar cells

‘More frequent rainfall is speeding up Greenland’s ice-melt’

Scientists believe climate change means rain is falling instead of snow, accelerating the melting of ice formations

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US launches advanced reactor tech to boost new nuclear growth

A new Versatile Test Reactor will help the US to conduct research into new nuclear fuels, materials, instrumentation and sensors

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‘There’s a 99.9999% chance humans are causing climate change’

This figure is the ‘gold standard’ for certainty, a statistical measure often used in scientific studies