Energy & Science

In our oceans the scale of disasters is measured in millions, billions, and trillions, while solutions amount to single digits: individuals or institutions working to impact a chosen issue with approaches often both brilliant and quixotic. Putting such individuals in close contact with both whales and billionaires is the strange alchemy being attempted by the
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The first figures have emerged demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research. They show Britain’s annual share of EU research funding has fallen by nearly a third since 2015. The analysis by the Royal Society suggests scientists are choosing not to work in Britain, with a 35% drop in those coming to the
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Extinction Rebellion activists are continuing protests despite a London-wide ban by police. The group says it will challenge the ban, saying it believes it is unlawful. Lawyers and politicians have also criticised the move. Meanwhile climate change protesters targeted the Department for Transport and MI5 on Tuesday morning. A government spokeswoman said protests “should not
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Boris Johnson’s government has set out “ambitious” policies on crime, health, the environment and Brexit in a Queen’s Speech that opposition parties have dismissed as an “election manifesto”. Plans for tougher sentences for violent offenders and legal targets for cutting plastic pollution are among 26 bills set out
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Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve international peace and co-operation”. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize is the 100th to be awarded, but why is it so prestigious and who are some of the previous winners? Who are some of the famous past winners? Former
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