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Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening

Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous<p>In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances …

Renewable Energy

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Paleontology

Behind the Push to Hold a Presidential Debate on Science-Based Issues

This week’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the first of three the candidates will engage in before the November election. As in …

President Obama wants to give NASA $19 billion — but there’s a catch

Although important, the budget will be chopped and changed over the coming months before it is finalized, but it does at least give an indication of what the White House wants NASA to be doing.<p>This budget would give the agency $19 billion, the highest amount ever requested by a President (not …

Space Science

As suicide rates rise, researchers separate thoughts from actions

Craig Bryan treats military personnel who struggle with thoughts of ending their own lives, as well as those who’ve survived an actual suicide …

Armed Forces