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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)...
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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...
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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...

E3-Modelling research finds first-mover advantage for the European Union as frontrunner in climate action

In Paris, delegates from the 196 UN parties met in December 2015 to negotiate a global climate agreement. Countries accounting for roughly a quarter of global emissions met the March deadline to provide targets for Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) while at the same time some of the leading...

Understanding coronary artery disease in postmenopausal ladies

Dr Stefano Savonitto, Director of Cardiology at Manzoni Hospital sheds light on the risk of heart disease in women  When thinking about their health, women are especially concerned about cancer. However, the most frequent cause of death among women is heart disease and especially coronary artery disease. The number of...

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