Sweden Commits To Becoming Carbon Neutral By 2045

Sweden Commits To Becoming Carbon Neutral By 2045

Sweden has announced even more ambitious targets to cut their carbon emissions. The country now aims to become carbon neutral by 2045, five years earlier than what they pledged when they signed up to the Paris climate agreement in 2015. Passed by a massive majority in the Swedish parliament, with 254 votes to 41, the…

Pruitt Prepares To Purge The EPA's Scientific Advisory Board

Pruitt Prepares To Purge The EPA's Scientific Advisory Board

Scott Pruitt, as you well know, is the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Considering how anti-environmental and anti-scientific Pruitt is, this is powerfully ironic – and, frankly, self-destructive. It’s like putting Darth Vader in charge of a home for abandoned puppies – no respect to the Dark Lord of the Sith intended, mind…

Here's How To Stop Your Nuclear Fusion Reactor From Melting

Here's How To Stop Your Nuclear Fusion Reactor From Melting

Dust off the “nuclear fusion breakthrough” sign again, because scientists are reporting that another important step has been reached in achieving this futuristic technology. Basically, two PhD physics students at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have found out how to stop your nuclear fusion reactor being severely damaged by a particular phenomenon. That’s…

Scientists Reverse Huntington's Disease In Mice Using CRISPR

Scientists Reverse Huntington's Disease In Mice Using CRISPR

Researchers have shown preliminary but promising results for a potential cure for Huntington’s disease. Using the genetic therapy known as CRISPR, the team was able to provide a permanent therapeutic treatment for this condition in mice. Huntington’s disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It’s an…