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Could graphene solve the water shortage?

graphen-oxide membrane

In Manchester, UK, the development of graphene – a material comprised of a single-layer of carbon in a honeycomb structure – is revolutionising modern membrane desalination and water filtration techniques.

Pest Management Science highlights: Neonicotinoids

fields

In response to the recent EU ban, SCI’s Pest Management Science journal has made a number of related papers free to access to better inform on the pros and cons of neonicotinoids.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

northern tamarisk beetle larvae

Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.

Government launches £220m Clean Air Fund

Clean air

The UK government has launched a £220m Clean Air Fund, from which local authorities will receive funding to prepare for government plans to improve air quality. Councils will be able to conduct feasibility studies, implement action plans, and run awareness campaigns with the investment.

Draft Brexit deal ensures EU science fund until 2020

EU and UK flags

A draft Brexit transition deal – announced 19 March – will allow UK participation in all EU programmes until December 2020, the expected end to the transition period after the UK leaves the EU.

Bill proposed to improve soil quality

plant in soil

Farmers will be given targets to improve soil quality in the UK by 2030, a new bill from Defra will propose.

Dr Alison Tedstone – Overcoming obesity: A taste of things to come

kids eating healthily

On Wednesday 23 May 2018 at her SCI Public Evening Lecture, Dr Tedstone will discuss the evidence underlining the government's current initiatives to tackle the UK's growing obesity epidemic.

Report: Bright SCIdea Final 2018

Bright SCIdea Final 2018

We report from the very first Bright SCIdea Challenge final!

Who won the Bright SCIdea Challenge?

team glucoguard

Six teams from across the UK competed in the very first Bright SCIdea Challenge. But who walked away with the title and £1,000 prize?