How new social housing can help fight climate change

Houses as power stations. Shutterstock/Studio Harmony Homes are the places we spend most of our time, especially during lockdown. Heating your home in winter can be expensive, and comes at a huge environmental cost too. Technology to make homes more self sufficient could help the UK decarbonise, while also makeContinue Reading

This frog's lungs act like noise cancelling headphones

Clever frog. Shutterstock/Martin Valigursky For us humans, having a conversation in a crowded room is challenging – it’s often called the cocktail party problem. The mix of sounds arriving at our eardrums needs to be analysed to pick out the sounds of individual talkers and that’s a difficult task. TheContinue Reading

South-west Iceland is shaking – and may be about to erupt

The Reykjanes Peninsula. Johann Helgason/Shutterstock Over 17,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the south-west of Iceland, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, during the past week. People living in the area have been advised to be extra careful due to dangers of landslides and rockfall. Many of the larger earthquakes have evenContinue Reading