Ultimately, buying a car with ethics in mind comes down to one thing – you

It may surprise you to know that I have a friend who is not one little bit interested in cars. In fact, I’d go further than that – he actively hates c(...)

Liberal Democrats party leader Tim Farron (centre) with former party leader Nick Clegg  tour the Gripple factory in Sheffield, Yorkshire, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Next to a “Winning Here” Liberal Democrats sign in a cramped office, Joe Otten has piles of leaflets neatly stacked ready to be distributed street by (...)

Without action on climate change experts believe polar bears will  disappear from much of the Arctic. Photograph: Josh Haner/ New York Times

Climate change continues to advance, with new data from two US government research bodies declaring 2016 to have been the hottest year on record. Thi(...)

Points for arts courses have fallen to a new low as students question the value of those degrees. Photograph: Getty Images/Istockphoto

Science is cool and sexy and you can earn loads of money. That’s the laser-guided message targeted at school students in recent years, with concerted(...)

An inherited ‘ginger gene’ associated with red hair, pale skin and freckles is directly linked to the genetic risk of developing skin cancer, new evidence has shown for the first time.

An inherited “ginger gene” associated with red hair, pale skin and freckles is directly linked to the genetic risk of developing skin cancer, new evid(...)

A false-colour image showing the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica on October 2nd, 2015, which appears to be healing, say scientists. Photograph: Nasa/Goddard Space Flight Center/PA Wire

The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica appears to be healing, say scientists. Recovery of the hole has varied from year to year, partly becaus(...)

Both the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in Ireland and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) have called for the mandatory fitting of intelligent(...)

The new family of drugs discovered by the group ‘works 1,000 times better than the current top diabetes drug Metformin’

Researchers at Maynooth University have come up with a new way to tackle type II diabetes using a compound that mimics the anti-diabetic effects of vi(...)

France’s president Francois Hollande meets  Hoesung Lee, the new head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,  and Valerie Masson-Delmotte, the new co-chair, at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on  October 15th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/EPA

Calling all climate scientists, write more clearly! With just a few weeks before COP21, this is what a group of European researchers (from France, the(...)

About one in 50 people acquire some kind of infection during a period in hospital, leading to major expenditure in follow-up care.

You have less risk of catching an infection during a hospital visit if you stay in a private room rather than a ward. The risk goes up by abut 20 per (...)

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