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Emissions must hit zero by 2100, says IPCC

5 November 2014  News and Analysis

Latest climate report warns of severe global impacts unless carbon emissions are slashed


Obama acts to attract non-US scientists and engineers

27 November 2014 News and Analysis

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President takes action to make it easier for scientists and engineers born abroad to work and stay in the US

Gates Foundation champions open access

26 November 2014 News and Analysis

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will require research it funds to be published open access from next year

US approves low acrylamide spud

25 November 2014 News and Analysis

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The first genetically modified potato that produces less acrylamide has been granted approval in the US

China looks to alternative hydrocarbons to fuel its future  

Ambitious plans to exploit shale and gas hydrates are in the works but technical and envir...

China poised to become top science spender  

Budgetary pressures on EU, Japan and the US have positioned China to be the highest R&D fu...

US drug development costs surge  

The price of developing new prescription drugs in the US has increased 145% since 2003, Tu...

Feud opens up over value of some US research  

Top science committee Republican in fight with university association over NSF grant revie...

UC Davis chemist sentenced to four years over explosion  

Postdoc sentenced over attempt to make explosive device and reckless disposal of hazardous...


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