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Journal Highlights June 2018

Challenges

The latest highlights from SCI's journals – from the relationship between herbicides and antimalarials, to biomaterial development.

Public Evening Lecture: Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn discussed the role of photochemistry – the study of light’s effects on chemical reactions – in creating a greener and more sustainable society as essential resources deplete.

GDPR is coming this Friday

GDPR

GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May. Here's what you need to know.

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

lightbulb idea moment

UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

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.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

welder

A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.

Public Evening Lecture: how intensive agriculture and biodiversity can co-exist

The Allerton Project

Our report from SCI's March 2018 Public Evening Lecture, where Dr Alastair Leake described how intensive agriculture needn't come at the expense of biodiversity

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

northern tamarisk beetle larvae

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

Agriculture sector joins ‘Zero by 40’ campaign

malaria bednet

The world’s largest agriculture companies have joined forces to invest in new and innovative technologies that will hopefully eradicate malaria by 2040.