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Chancellor

‘Light on science’ Budget includes £2.3bn investment for R&D

Added: 23 Nov 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget has promised an additional £2.3 billion for research and …

Graduates

STEM grads more likely to be out of work says CIPD report

Added: 17 Nov 2017

Young people who study STEM subjects have the highest rate of graduate unemployment immediately aft…

Engineering firm sentenced over legionella risk at powder coating plant

Added: 17 Nov 2017

De-Met Colourcoat has been sentenced after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bac…

Lab technologist wins IET Apprentice of the Year

Added: 16 Nov 2017

The IET has awarded its Apprentice of the Year prize to manufacturing laboratory technologist Magda…

UK and EU chemical bodies demand sector guarantees against no-deal withdrawal

Added: 14 Nov 2017

British and Europe-wide chemical industry associations have issued a joint statement calling on the…

Microorganisms adhere to surfaces, grow, and multiply to form a colony of cells

Life sciences in Scotland warns of increasing uncertainty for sector

Added: 10 Nov 2017

Life science companies in Scotland are facing increasing uncertainty because of lack of clarity abo…

Uni team aims to extract instant materials ‘recipes’ from research papers

Added: 7 Nov 2017

Researchers from three universities are working on a new artificial intelligence system that will d…

Global CIOs say IT education inadequate for workplace

Added: 7 Nov 2017

More than 90% of global bosses surveyed believe the education system fails to provide the necessary…

STEM museum siemens

Siemens and Museum of Science and Industry ink three-year STEM deal

Added: 30 Oct 2017

Siemens and the Museum of Science and Industry have announced a partnership designed to promote car…

hands aging people

Anti-ageing ‘mathematically impossible’, researchers say

Added: 30 Oct 2017

It is “mathematically impossible” to stop ageing in multicellular organisms like humans, according …

Jo Tipa

New nuclear skills academy chief to start in December as Llewellyn departs

Added: 27 Oct 2017

Jo Tipa, operations manager at the National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN), has been appointed as ma…

Researcher in the Crick Lab © Fiona Hanson

Government announces £17m for life sciences and mental health

Added: 26 Oct 2017

The UK government has announced £17 million of new funding to help life sciences firms discover new…

coal

Health impact of coal power up to 100 times greater than fracking, finds study

Added: 24 Oct 2017

The lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times…

eprsc

EPSRC rebrands lab facilities group to reflect ‘national importance’

Added: 23 Oct 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has rebranded its Mid-Range Faciliti…

Chemicals giant Bayer sells seeds business to BASF for €5.9bn

Added: 13 Oct 2017

German chemicals manufacturer Bayer has sold a number of its crop seeds business units to BASF for …

Kids Schools Skills2

Tomorrow’s Engineers launches skills partnership for English schools

Added: 12 Oct 2017

Tomorrow’s Engineers and education provider STEM Learning have launched a skills partnership design…

Antibiotics

Quantum dots trigger antibiotic treatment boost, research finds

Added: 5 Oct 2017

Research by the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests light-activated nanoparticles could be u…

UKOOG: ‘Scottish Government fracking ban harms economy and environment’

Added: 3 Oct 2017

The chief executive of trade body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) has condemned the Scottish Governm…

IET unveils apprenticeship and Forces awards shortlist

Added: 2 Oct 2017

An army sergeant whose innovative airplane runway achieved cost savings of 80% and an apprentice wh…

Brain microchip

Oxford University scientists create ‘brain-like’ microchip

Added: 29 Sep 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Oxford has created a microchip designed to mimic the way…