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Gender balance in scientific careers

Professor Rosalind L Smyth, Director at the Institute of Child Health, University College London (UCL) outlines the importance of gender equality within the science...

Boundary review could see prominent MPs lose seats

Several senior MPs could lose their seats under new boundary proposals for England and Wales. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and former chancellor George Osborne are...

The value of research into endocrine disrupting chemicals

Alberto Mantovani, Research Director, Istituto Superiore di Sanità discusses if conducting research into endocrine disrupting chemicals is still worthwhile... Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) are chemical substances that...

£50k Horizon 2020 funding granted for non-animal testing

A UK laboratory has been granted £50,000 EU funding towards developing non-animal testing methods… XCellR8, based at Sci Tech Daresbury, has been granted £50,000 funding...

TUC warns firms there is ‘no place to hide’ if they exploit workers

In the wake of the Sports Direct scandal, workers union TUC has warned companies they will be challenged if they exploit their workers… Businesses that...

Towards cleaner and smarter mobility

Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director at the European Environment Agency explains how cleaner and smarter transport can meet Europe’s need for mobility… Transport connects people, cultures,...

BCC cuts UK growth forecast following Brexit vote

Following the vote to leave the EU, the British Chamber of Commerce has cut its forecast for growth to 1.8 per cent, down from...

The role of expertise in policy-making

 The research project EUREX looks into the role of scientific expertise in the preparation of public policies. Cathrine Holst, ARENA and Johan Christensen, Leiden...

$900m funding to help Canada lead research

The Minister of Science in Canada has revealed $900m funding to help universities become world-leaders… Canadian Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan has unveiled investment of...

EU is on target to meet 2020 energy target

A spokesperson for the European Commission has revealed the EU is on course to meet its 2020 energy consumption target The European Union is expected...

The hidden cost of air pollution

Urgent action is needed on air pollution, says OECD Environment Director Simon Upton, particularly in coal-reliant economies like China and India… Air pollution takes years...

Linking Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and nutrition

Ai-Ling Lin, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky discusses Alzheimer's disease and the link to diabetes and nutrition... Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the...
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May defends plans to expand grammar schools across England

Despite controversy, Prime Minister, Theresa May has defended plans to expand grammar schools or open new ones across England Theresa May has defended plans to...

UK parks decline as austerity squeezes council budgets

Council budget cuts are behind the continuing decline in the condition of UK parks… The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has warned budget cuts are leading...

Cyber crime: the threat to your business and how to avoid it

Rory Clarke, director at J R Rix and Sons, explores the potentially devastating impact of cyber crime and what you can do to protect...

The measurement conundrum in healthcare    

Dr Benjamin Van Voorhees, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, talks about the role of quantitative measurements in healthcare to ensure high standards of...

More than half of north-east councils vote against devolution

Four out of seven councils in the north-east of England have voted against devolution, it has emerged… Devolution plans in the north-east of the country...

Hunt introduces new online 111 services

The government has revealed plans to expand 111 into a new online service in a bid to move towards a paperless NHS… Health Secretary Jeremy...

Unraveling a complex common bean disease in South East Africa

James R Steadman, Professor and Head of Plant Pathology Department and Carlos Urrea Florez, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln discuss root and crown rot, a disease of the...

The provision for homeless young offenders is “woefully inadequate”

Services offered for homeless young offenders have been criticised in a new report… A new report from the HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care...

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