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Fears for future of science under Trump

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:28:10 GMT

Scientists express fears over new administration and the federal research budget



Technological justice

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:44:39 GMT

The problem with robots is rent, not the loss of jobs



Giant cave crystals host remarkable microbial communities

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:24:07 GMT

Bacteria-like organisms and viruses may have remained dormant for 60,000 years



Scientists develop hens for use as surrogates

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:36:35 GMT

New gene-editing technology could help breed endangered birds



The end of inherited diseases moves a step closer

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:31:38 GMT

Scientists offer landmark approval for editing human genomes



Investors press banks over Dakota Access pipeline

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:30:45 GMT

Calpers and more than 120 other groups support protest campaign in public letter



Seagrass meadows ‘vital for human and coral health’

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:56:24 GMT

International study finds the offshore ecosystem cuts levels of harmful bacteria



Merck drug failure deals further blow to Alzheimer’s theory

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:15:04 GMT

Latest medicine to flunk late-stage trial raises questions over ‘amyloid hypothesis’



The Wallenbergs: where money meets Swedish science

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:23:45 GMT

One of the most powerful families in Europe offers a model for avoiding disputes



Illusion of globalism meets its match in populism

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:41:22 GMT

As the liberal veneer wears away, the iniquity of extreme capitalism becomes apparent



Review favours strict rules for human gene editing

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:03:35 GMT

Experts conclude technique should be used only to prevent serious inherited diseases



Lords call for post-Brexit environmental watchdog

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:02:15 GMT

Warning over green future when vast array of EU protections are abandoned



Big pharma faces costly setback in cancer fight

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:00:51 GMT

Investors lose billions as immunotherapies fall short of high expectations



Uber hires ex-Nasa engineer to research flying cars

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 03:42:30 GMT

Mark Moore to join Uber’s Elevate division after 30 years at US space agency



Dong to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2023

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:28:13 GMT

Group reports big profit rise for 2016 partly due to gains on asset disposals



Malaria superbugs threaten global health disaster

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 04:38:53 GMT

Experts call for urgent action to fight drug-resistant parasites in Southeast Asia



Digital imaging inventors win world’s top engineering prize

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:41:54 GMT

Winners developed technology used in all today’s digital cameras and smartphones



Methane-based animal fodder more than just hot air

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:01:41 GMT

Using natural gas to create nutrition for fish and pigs benefits a hungry world



Legacy systems are problems for boards not geeks

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:01:25 GMT

The risk is ageing platforms are seen as tech rather than business concerns



Time for mayors and ministers to clear the air

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:55:05 GMT

There is real tension between policies on climate change and pollution



Pharma shares rally on Trump drug approvals pledge

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:38:52 GMT

Industry executives welcome president’s vow as way to lower prices



Computer outbluffs world’s top poker players

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:47:14 GMT

Texas Hold ’em tournament set men against AI program



Oxford university to host diabetes research centre

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:03:15 GMT

Collaboration with Novo Nordisk part of strategy to revive UK drug discovery research



Chimera embryos created with human and pig cells

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:15:32 GMT

First reported success from research that aims to grow human tissue in large animals



J&J boss’s long quest ends with Actelion deal

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:12:09 GMT

Questions asked about price paid for Swiss group and spin-off of promising new drugs



J&J/Actelion: high pressure sale

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:14:47 GMT

Deal has the untidy look that can result from late concessions



Shark antibodies join battle against Alzheimer’s

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:54 GMT

Danish drugmaker hails neuroscience breakthrough in breaching the blood-brain barrier



Why Germany needs to move into the digital fast lane

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:23:08 GMT

A wave of disruption looms for the country’s flagship industries — cars and machines — from Silicon Valley innovation



Genes determine how young use internet and social media

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:19:09 GMT

More than one-third of differences between individuals down to genetics, study finds



Food agency warns on roast potatoes cancer risk

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:03:40 GMT

Acrylamide formed by cooking starchy foods for long periods at high temperatures



Theresa May softens stance on foreign investment

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:48:46 GMT

Leader is to set out industrial policy focusing on ‘critical national infrastructure’



Tech leaders at Davos fret over AI effect on jobs

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:30:59 GMT

Silicon Valley fears vilification like bankers for prospering at expense of everyman



US sues Qualcomm over tech licensing for mobiles

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:24:29 GMT

Move comes weeks after South Korea said it would slap $854m fine on the company



How toys can turn around global health

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:04:08 GMT

Whirligig research shows solutions to problems such as malaria may be under our noses



Fingerprint theft points to digital danger

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:47:32 GMT

Japanese scientists fool biometric security system with off-the-shelf camera



US concerns grow over Chinese chip expansion

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:01:02 GMT

Trump has threatened new tariffs as semiconductor sector receives large subsidies



Driverless cars heading for a jam, says transit group

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:04:34 GMT

Promotion of private vehicles over buses and trains expected to make congestion worse



Tidal power swamped by dubious mathematics

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:17:22 GMT

Cost numbers around Swansea lagoon project are wildly misleading



Week in Review, January 14

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:14:24 GMT

UK retailers, currency traders, investment bankers, UniCredit and the President-elect



From diesel emissions to omitting the driver

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:38:21 GMT

Autonomous vehicles will become a challenge for cities and governments