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11,000 scientists declare climate emergency

Added: 6 Nov 2019

More than 11,000 scientist signatories support new a paper warning of “untold human suffering” that…

UK government withdraws fracking support

Added: 4 Nov 2019

The government has withdrawn its support of fracking in England until further scientific evidence i…

NHS England urges homeopathy ban

Added: 28 Oct 2019

NHS England has written to the Professional Standards Agency urging it to remove its accreditation …

Brexit already damaging UK science, says Royal Society

Added: 17 Oct 2019

Figures released by the Royal Society indicate the damaging impact on UK science caused by the unce…

AI university to open in UAE next year

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The world’s first graduate level research university dedicated to AI will welcome its first intake …

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

ESA opens calls for ISS lab upgrade

Added: 14 Oct 2019

The European Space Agency is looking for industry help to upgrade the Columbus laboratory aboard th…

Deep Carbon Observatory quantifies carbon emissions

Added: 8 Oct 2019

Humanity’s annual carbon emissions are between 40 to 100 times greater than all volcanic emissions,…

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for cell research

Added: 7 Oct 2019

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three researchers for their discoveri…

SERC experiments show CO2 stunts wetlands

Added: 27 Sep 2019

While CO2 is essential for plant growth, excessive CO2 in the atmosphere is stunting growth in mars…

Procarta awarded £7.4M for microbial treatment

Added: 23 Sep 2019

Biotechnology company Procarta Biosystems will receive up to £7.4 million to develop a new class of…

European Bioinformatics Institute adds local data storage

Added: 19 Sep 2019

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has signed a contract with colocation datacentre p…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

US environmental agency to end animal testing by 2035

Added: 18 Sep 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency will phase out animal testing of chemical products by 2035, …

Seven virtual data hubs to boost health R&D

Added: 13 Sep 2019

The UK government is funding seven new virtual data-sharing hubs to help develop new treatments for…

Scotland plans lung cancer biomarker rollout

Added: 11 Sep 2019

A NHS-backed trial in Scotland using blood biomarkers to detect early signs of lung cancer four yea…

Black hole image wins $3M Breakthrough Prize

Added: 6 Sep 2019

The team behind the first ever image of a black hole has been awarded the 2020 Breakthrough Prize i…

Medipath adds AI diagnostics to pathology labs

Added: 5 Sep 2019

AI diagnostics company Ibex Medical Analytics has partnered Medipath, the largest network of privat…

WHO joins Plan S

Added: 3 Sep 2019

The World Health Organisation has become the first United Nations agency to join Plan S, the global…

International research projects get £3.6M

Added: 29 Aug 2019

Research England has divvied up £3.6 million for eight research institutions in the UK to help fund…