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Failed coup leads to crackdown on academics

22 July 2016  News and Analysis

More than 1500 deans have been dismissed from universities amid claims of a settling of political scores


World doping body reinstates Rio lab

22 July 2016 News and Analysis

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Drug lab will test athletes’ samples for the Olympics after questions about standards at the facility led to suspension

No health effects from chemicals from West Virginia spill

22 July 2016 News and Analysis

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January 2014 leak from Freedom Industries’ site at levels too low to harm people’s health

National Academies seek post-Brexit commitments from government

21 July 2016 News and Analysis

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Seven leading scientific societies have published a joint statement of concern for the future of UK research and innovation

Israeli chemists urge government to ban chemical weapons  

Open letter presses prime minister to ‘remove the curse of chemical weapons from the fac...

Columbia pays for over-charging on research grants  

University ordered to pay US government $9.5 million in civil fraud lawsuit

Young scientists discover if you don’t ask you don’t get  

Early career biomedical researchers struggle to secure grants simply because older investi...

Reshuffle sees Department for Energy and Climate Change scrapped  

Universities and science are split across two departments but Jo Johnson remains in place ...

Croatian scientists take government to court to free €50 million of EU funds  

Centres of excellence claim that assistant science minister is blocking release of funds f...


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