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New operating procedure gives hope to early-stage lung cancer

An innovative new surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the treatment.
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Rural households spend much more of their income on energy bills than others

Rural households across the United States spend a disproportionately high share of their income on energy bills — about 40% more than their metropolitan counterparts, according to a new report r the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition
therapies for Huntington’s disease

Sources of funding in the development of therapies for Huntington’s disease

Leora Fox, Jennifer Simpson and George Yohrling from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America explore the sources of funding in the development of therapies for Huntington’s disease (HD).
Hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing?-Not so fast, says United Nations review

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking”, the divisive method of extracting natural gas from shale formations, should be approached with caution by countries seeking ways to increase access to energy, says a new UNCTAD report on shale gas 
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EU Research Commissioner fights to protect a €100 billion investment

The EU’s research Commissioner, Carlos Moedas has demanded more commitment from member states on research and innovation spending, despite a widespread sense of reluctance throughout the European Union to increase the budget.
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Finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the U.S.

Open Access Government looks at the work of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the United States
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The priorities of the U.S. Energy Department

Open Access Government charts the history of the U.S. Energy Department and some of its present-day priorities, including clean energy and solar manufacturing
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Blockchain – a “Fosbury flop” for the insurance industry?

Jags Rao, from Swiss Re explores how a maverick mentality can turn the tables on tradition and have a global impact
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US defence bill could revolutionise blockchain in government

A new defence spending bill (the National Defence Authorization Act) being considered by the United States could pave the way for blockchain in government If approved, the NDAA could make way for blockchain in government, with a subsection allowing for 'modernising' of the funding systems. The Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT)...
phase out coal

UK and Canada lead global alliance to phase out coal

The UK and Canada have led a global alliance of 20 countries promising to phase out coal in a bid to switch to cleaner energy
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UK strikes research deal with the US

A new research deal struck by the UK and the US aims to make it easier for scientists to travel, share resources, and collaborate

Climate report names 2016 ‘the warmest year on record’

A new report published in the US has revealed that 2016 was the warmest year on record, sparking climate concerns A report, ‘State of the Climate in 2016’ from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA) has made some disturbing finds about our climate. It was revealed that in 2016 global...

Brexit: UK to begin first trade negotiations with the US

The first talks are set to go ahead between the UK and the US to outline plans for trade between the two nations after Brexit

National Science Foundation: pioneering change in the U.S.

Open Access Government highlights the work of the National Science Foundation and reveals the importance of continued funding for research and development

US pulls out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, delivering a global blow for climate action
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Will Trump and Brexit wreck our environmental standards?

Sarah Marjoram at Thomson Ecology asks what impact the Trump presidency and Brexit will have on the UK’s environmental standards The inauguration of the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, comes with new uncertainties of how the UK’s relationship with the US will impact on our environment. With...
Eileen Burbidge Donald Trump reaction Web Summit 2016 Lisbon

Reaction to Donald Trump election win at Web Summit

Donald Trump has won the US presidential race, provoking anger and indignation in speakers from the tech community at Web Summit 2016 The reactions of speakers at Web Summit, taking place in Lisbon this week, to the news that Donald Trump was yesterday elected president of the United States varied...
Open cities are the future of Europe, says Lisbon Mayor

Open cities are the future, says Lisbon mayor at Web Summit

Inclusive, open cities and societies will be key as we tackle climate change and embrace technological progress, says Lisbon mayor at Web Summit Open cities have what it takes to succeed in the face of four key challenges to society today, the Mayor of Lisbon said this morning as Web...

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