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Delivery plans for UKRI outline 2.4% GDP ambitions

Lightbulb - innovative idea

UKRI and its nine councils have published Delivery Plans that detail how the UK will meet its 2.4% GDP target by 2027 and ensure that world-leading research and innovation is fostered.

Fruit and vegetable intake linked to declining global health

fruit and veg

A new study reveals that a lower intake of fruit and vegetables may account for millions of cardiovascular deaths.

Caroline van den Brul – The Story of Science Communication through the Lens of the BBC


On Wednesday 27 November 2019, Caroline van den Brul MBE will look at the challenges and rewards of balancing information, education, entertainment, and statistics when communicating science to the public.

Journal Highlights: April 2019


Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals. To view the full range of SCI's journals, visit our Publications page!

Defra publishes first 25 Year Environment Plan review

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A new review has shown that Defra has either delivered or are progressing 90% of the actions from its 25 Year Environment Plan in the first year since its publication.

Introducing SCI’s Energy group blog series!

Renewable energy

SCI's Energy group are set to release a series of blog articles on the SCIBlog, which will explore various topics around energy, discussing how recent years have seen energy play a large role in response to the climate threat.

AJ Banks Travel Bursary recipient, Sisir Kumar Barik, reports

Sisir Kumar Barik

Sisir Kumar Barik was awarded the AJ Banks Travel Bursary and undertook an Erasmus traineeship. Here he tells us how the traineeship helped him to understand the fundamentals of liquid-chromatography mass spectrometry through hands-on-experience which will help him develop his career in this analytical technique.

Global Prize for Pest Management Science Editor

Baldwyn Torto

Professor Baldwyn Torto, Principal Scientist and Head, Behavioural and Chemical Ecology (BCEU) at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, and a member of SCI’s Pest Management Science Editorial Board, has been awarded the 2019 Agropolis Louis Malassis International Prize for Food and Agriculture, under the Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development category.

Public Evening Lecture: Beyond the Periodic Kingdom

Periodic Kingdom

Professor Peter Atkins will take an audience to a journey through and beyond the Periodic Kingdom

Interview: 2019 Bright SCIdea winners

Team Plastech Innovation

SCI speaks to the 2019 Bright SCIdea Challenge winners Plastech Innovation about their scientific idea and the future of their start-up.