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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, 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
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.
Open Access Government looks at the work of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the United States
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
Jags Rao, from Swiss Re explores how a maverick mentality can turn the tables on tradition and have a global impact
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)...
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
A new research deal struck by the UK and the US aims to make it easier for scientists to travel, share resources, and collaborate
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...
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
Open Access Government highlights the work of the National Science Foundation and reveals the importance of continued funding for research and development
President Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, delivering a global blow for climate action
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...
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...
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...