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19th February 2020
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Computing clean energy Computing clean energy

High performance computing is supercharging research into clean energy solutions.

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Storm of locusts

Battling locusts

Shem Oirere, February 2020

Kenya has become the latest Eastern African country to be invaded by the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria), one of the most dangerous migratory pest species that has been ravaging Ethiopia and Somalia.


Alzheimers Disease

Mind Matter

Anthony King, February 2020

One rare piece of good news in the hunt for drugs for Alzheimer’s disease is a new antibody treatment that, if approved, could be the first disease-altering therapy ever, Anthony King reports


The end of the World

Dennis Rouvray, February 2020

Author Wallace-Wells makes for compelling reading with a portentous narrative that foresees the end of the world as we know it today.


Movers & shakers

February 2020

The American Cleaning Institute, based in Washington DC, which represents the US cleaning products industry, has promoted James Kim to VP, science & regulatory affairs, and Kathleen Stanton to associate VP, technical & internal affairs. These promotions follow the retirement of Richard Sedlak, executive VP, technical & internal affairs.


Business digest

February 2020

Global life science company Abcam, based in Cambridge, UK, has acquired the gene-editing platform and oncology product portfolio of US biotechnology company Applied StemCell. The transaction expands Abcam’s position in the gene-editing market. Financial details were not disclosed.