• 20 Sep 2017

    Scientists have used pioneering gene editing techniques to begin to understand the very earliest stages in the development of a human embryo. The research, being published today in the journal Nature, could in future help improve IVF treatment and even pave the way for the creation of stem cells to cure disease.

  • 8 Sep 2017

    Renewable energy is having a moment: next week, the result of competitive auctions for contracts to provide clean electricity for the UK will be revealed, and they’re likely to show that the cost of offshore wind power is now cheaper than ever before. The new generation of wind farms will be able to produce more…

  • 1 Sep 2017

    New cars are facing tougher emissions tests from today. The “real-world” requirement is designed to stop manufacturers from cheating results after the Volkswagen Group fitted software to diesel models which manipulated emissions readings in America.

  • 30 Aug 2017

    Former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman – who was head of the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush – says President Trump’s ‘denial’ of climate change is ‘dangerous for our future’.

  • 30 Aug 2017

    Heavy monsoon rains have deluged India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the region’s worst flooding in years. More than a thousand people have died and millions are homeless.

  • 21 Aug 2017

    Tom Clarke is in South Carolina for the totality of the solar eclipse.

  • 21 Aug 2017

    Mary Wareham, one of the founders of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, and Paul Scharre, from the Centre for a New American Security, discuss calls for the UN to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

  • 21 Aug 2017

    NASA engineer, Deborah Amato, discusses the solar eclipse.

  • 21 Aug 2017

    The sunshine is falling dark across America today, obscured by the moon, which will blot out the light for up to two-and-a-half minutes. Millions of people are watching the total eclipse sweep across the United States, with huge crowds descending on the towns thought to offer the best view.

  • 10 Aug 2017

    The US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change agreement has pitted America against the rest of the world. Tangier Island in Virginia is home to a community that’s been labelled America’s first climate change refugees. The inhabitants have a few decades left before they’ll have to abandon their homes. Their low lying…

  • 10 Aug 2017

    One man who is in no doubt about the science and has been shouting about climate change for decades is the former Vice President of America, Al Gore. I caught up with Mr Gore ahead of the film’s premier at London’s Somerset House and began by asking him how he persuades climate skeptics like the…

  • 24 Jul 2017

    New Channel 4 Weather graphics launch today

    After a few months in development, I’m excited to announce that some new weather graphics are launching on this evening’s Channel 4 Weather forecast.

  • 18 Jul 2017

    The Trump travel ban is still stalled before the courts. Afghanistan was not on the list of Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban, but a group of young roboticists from that country has become a cause celebre. They had a very diffcult journey to the US. We went along to meet them when they began…

  • 6 Jul 2017

    President Emmanuel Macron’s government said poorer families would receive subsidies to help them switch to electric vehicles. The move follows Volvo’s announcement yesterday that all its new models will be electric or hybrid after 2019.

  • 28 Jun 2017

    Theresa May has said that cladding from 120 high-rise buildings across England has failed fire safety tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. But is the Government’s investigation overlooking another potentially crucial issue – insulation? The Kingspan Group’s statement to Channel 4 News is published in full below. Kingspan shares the…