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The importance of reducing our carbon footprint and increasing our renewables workforce

Renewable energy is becoming a priority for governments all around the world in order to reduce our carbon footprint, but the skills shortage is slowing progression down.
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Wave energy innovation: Winners of Pilot Accelerator Programme announced

The five winners of the Pilot Accelerator Programme, announced by Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA), will receive funding to accelerate offshore deployments in the North Sea Region.
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How financial services combat the threat of cyber crime?

The financial services industry is naturally a lucrative target for cyber criminals so it is imperative they invest in cybersecurity. Here we look at how organisations can go about combatting the threat of cyber crime.
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High energy physics research in the U.S.

The work of the U.S. Department of Energy’s High Energy Physics (HEP) work is placed under the spotlight here, focussing on their support for high energy physics research and the nature of dark matter.
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Government announces £135 million investment in health research

New government investment in health research will help tackle the biggest challenges over the next 5 years, including dementia, obesity and mental health.
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STEM learning: Encouraging girls to consider a career in construction

In this article, Protrade takes a look at the shocking truth of the lack of female workers in construction and what parents, teachers and the industry itself can be doing to change this
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The value of plant science in Europe today

The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) reveals its thoughts on the value of plant science and the many improvements it can generate in areas such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and environmental conservation.
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NHS mental health programme to be rolled out in schools nationwide

Education Secretary Damian Hinds sets out new plans to bring specialist NHS mental health services to UK schools for young people.
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The housing crisis and garden villages

In this piece, we take a look at the potential impact of garden villages, including regional implications, what the result might be for new buyers, and follow on trends.
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Europe: An ageing continent

Thanks to the economic and social progress we have made, life expectancy has increased. However, ageing often comes with health issues and restricted mobility – a challenge not only for the elderly and their families but also for society.
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Studying and advancing the field of plant pathology

The British Society for Plant Pathology’s aims of studying and advancing the field of plant pathology are explored here, including the importance of advancing education in the field.
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Exploring the emerging role of tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group explores the emerging role of tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 including the challenges and opportunities in this vein.
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Science and higher education for the future of Portugal

Here, we speak to Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, about how science and higher education in Portugal are helping to turn the country into a knowledge hub for future generations, amongst other things.
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Government must make AI systems transparent to build trust

Nisha Deo, Policy Lead at Rainbird discusses why Government must turn artificial intelligence (AI) from a ‘black box’ into a 'glass house' in order to build trust.
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Government to tackle particulate matter and microplastic pollution from cars

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Transport Minister Michael Ellis are leading a push to tackle the impact of particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear.

Digitally Transformed: Investing in your organisation

Visionist's approach to digital transformation has allowed the department to realise the invest to save benefits of replacing their expensive legacy IT infrastructure with a Digitally Transformed IT service.
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Strengthening cybersecurity in the U.S.

Here, we take a look at the work of the Department of Homeland Security when it comes to strengthening cybersecurity in the U.S., including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Cybersecurity Division.
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The European Commission: Defending investments in public health

Paola Testori Coggi, Former Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission speaks to Open Access Government about her work here on defending investments in public health.
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Understanding the potato late blight pathogen: Key for sustainable control

Didier Andrivon from INRA details why an intimate knowledge and understanding of the potato late blight pathogen and its evolution are key towards sustainable control.
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Amazon’s Alexa to provide NHS-verified health advice

The NHS has announced that it is collaborating with Amazon to provide NHS-verified health advice from its website through Alexa

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