For the first time, scientists have detected gravitational waves stemming from the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars - and the event has spawned a new era of astronomy known as “multi-messenger astronomy.” It is...
Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of the motor industry (We...
The tech giant and a leading US fusion company develop a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress towards clean, limitless energy
Scientists in Germany flip the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels.
Scientists hope experiment, which can generate temperatures of around 3,500C, will help to develop carbon-neutral fuel
Researchers are scrambling for ways to get the strong, light material out of landfill and make it ready for recycling and reuse
Thirty years on from one of the worst radiation leaks in history, several countries have moved to phase out nuclear energy production altogether, and experts say another accident would kill the industry
Tokomak Energy aims to build mini-nuclear reactors and announces target of producing electricity by 2025 and feeding power into the grid by 2030
Many a scientist will tell you that the more we learn about the world we live in, the more there is to know. Recent discoveries about black holes certainly indicate that what we don’t know about them could fit in, well,...
Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will heat hydrogen until it becomes plasma in bid for clean nuclear power
Do you yearn for the soft, instant light of the incandescent bulb? Edison’s invention could be back – in an even more efficient form than energy-saving fluorescents
We, the undersigned, believe that global warming can be addressed without adding significant economic costs or burdening taxpayers with more debt. A sensible approach to tackling climate change will not only pay for itself...
UK Cabinet Office report sets out risks of coronal mass ejections from the sun causing power outages, and disruption of GPS and communications
Over the next few months we’ll be breaking down scientific concepts into six-second vines at #guardianscienceinsix. This week we look at photovoltaic cells. But can you do better?
The scale of the continent’s energy deficit often fuels a sense of fatalism and paralysis. Yet on the flipside of this crisis are enormous opportunities
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