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Diesel and petrol car ban: Clean air strategy ‘not enough’

Diesel and petrol car ban: Clean air strategy ‘not enough’

The government’s £3bn clean air strategy does not go “far enough or fast enough”, campaigners have said. Moves including scrapping new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 and £255m for councils to tackle air pollution locally have been welcomed. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government was determined to deliver a “green revolution”. But environmental […]

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Image copyright Getty Images Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over […]

New diesel and petrol cars face 2040 ban in UK

New diesel and petrol cars face 2040 ban in UK

Image copyright Getty Images New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of a £3bn package of spending […]

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Image copyright Getty Images Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over […]

On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)

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China set to launch an ‘unhackable’ internet communication

China set to launch an ‘unhackable’ internet communication

Image copyright SPL Image caption Quantum communication uses light to send crucial information As malicious hackers mount ever more sophisticated attacks, China is about to launch a new, “unhackable” communications network – at least in the sense that any attack on it would be quickly detected. The technology it has turned to is quantum cryptography, […]

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly […]

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Image copyright Getty Images Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over […]

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly […]

High risk of ‘unprecedented’ winter downpours – Met Office

High risk of ‘unprecedented’ winter downpours – Met Office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rainfall in January 2014 was unprecedented in Met Office records There is an increased risk of “unprecedented” winter downpours such as those that caused extensive flooding in 2014, the UK Met Office says. Their study suggests there’s now a one in three chance of monthly rainfall records being broken […]

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