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Critics claim Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation will drive consumer energy costs up even higher

Britain agreed on Monday the construction of its first nuclear plant in 20 years by a consortium of state-backed French and Chinese firms, underlining its controversial commitment to atomic power. The government has signed a £16-billion ($26-billion, 18.9-billion-euro) deal with French energy giant EDF to build two reactors at Hinkley…

Why science policy should take popular culture seriously

Knitting an EDF logo might seem like an odd thing to do. But people are odd. Science policymakers should remember that I’m surrounded by badgers. I’ve never actually seen one live, though I’m told my university campus is riddled with them. Our student newspaper is called the Badger (I think…