Scientists talk Global Goals

A revolution in the relationship between people and nature is needed to accelerate actions that can deliver the 17 UN Global Goals, according to a new report. The UN's Global Sustainable Development Report...

Science needs more women

Europe is working hard to close the gender gap in research and innovation - and it is starting to pay off. The latest She Figures publication from the European Commission shows that improvements are being ...

How green is your lab?

The European Commission is asking that question as part of a new photo competition. And we know our biotech and science readers in Europe will be keen to show off the green credentials of their labs and work...

Science must bridge the gender gap

Efforts to ensure women can 'participate in science on an equal footing' need to be ramped up, a European Commissioner said today. Dr Kristian Olson, Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technol...

China growing strong startup ecosystem

China has Silicon Valley and New York very much in its sights when it comes to becoming the world's leading location for startup activity. In the summer, Chinese AI startup, Malong Technologies, shone on the...

Science shows off its artistic side

(USA) A new Star Wars® inspired film has been created in a bid to engage the public with science. Frustrated by what he perceives as poor communications between the two, the Founding Director of the Wyss ...

Studio seeks recipe for food safety

(USA) A pioneering new facility opened in America is going to bring together scientists and manufacturers to advance food safety. The food safety studio in Bellevue, Washington, is an initiative led by Mi...

China banks on startups

(CHINA) A private bank has opened in China to help finance science and technology startups. The Zhongguancun Bank is backed by 11 investors and has registered capital of $590 million. Zhongguancun is a te...

Using Minecraft to teach science

(USA) Could a popular computer game have greater success in teaching science than more traditional methods of education do? That's a question a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas h...

‘Google Earth’ approach to tackling cancer

|10 February 2017| Scotland Scientists in Scotland are working to develop a new way of mapping tumours that could transform how cancer is diagnosed and treated. Researchers at the Cancer Research UK Be...