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Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave

Added: 10 Jun 2020

Population-wide use of facemasks keeps the coronavirus 'reproduction number' under 1.0, and prevent…

Global alliance for collaborative digital health

Added: 10 Jun 2020

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation …

Return to work safely: Environmental surface swabbing

Added: 18 May 2020

In light of the UK government’s request for employers to enable staff to safely return to work wher…

WIN: A Tale of Seven Scientists

Sarah Lawton | Added: 11 May 2020

And a new philosophy of science
Written by Eric Scerri 

Virtual conference on low-carbon lifestyle changes

Added: 7 May 2020

More than 500 researchers from all around the world will gather virtually tomorrow Wednesday May 6 …

‘Open Design’: Printing research hardware to save on capitol costs

Added: 7 May 2020

Free and open source hardware (FOSH) is rapidly gaining momentum as part of a global ‘open design m…

Cyber warning issued for key healthcare organisations

Added: 6 May 2020

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a cyber security warning to healthcare organis…

BIA #TestingMethods2020 Update

Added: 28 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine trials start in the UK, testing scales up and knowledge economy support package va…

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The government has withdrawn its support of fracking in England until further scientific evidence i…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