New Scientist

Bill Gates took private jet to Paris climate summit, his book reveals

Environment 13 February 2021 By Adam Vaughan Bill Gates’s private jet at Kristiansand airport in Kjevik, NorwayScanpix Norway/PA ImagesBill Gates has admitted to flying on a private jet to the Paris climate change summit in 2015. Green campaigners say the revelation, made in his new book on reducing carbon emissions, undermines the billionaire philanthropist’s message.…

Sunlight could power micro-aircraft flying above the stratosphere

Technology 12 February 2021 By Krista Charles Space shuttle Endeavour in 2010. The orange layer is the troposphere. The whitish layer above it is the stratosphere and above that is the mesosphereNASA/Crew of Expedition 22Sunlight could be used to power microfliers travelling above the stratosphere in the mesosphere. At present, the only vehicles that can…

Covid-19 news: Vaccinations of people under 70 begin in England

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A woman receives the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid19 vaccine at an NHS vaccination center in Ealing, west LondonNEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockLatest coronavirus news as of 4.30pm on 12 February Vaccinations of people under 70…