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PoliSCI (w/e 24 May 2019)

24 May 2019

Your weekly digest of policy news, funding competitions, and calls for evidence.

Journal Highlights: April 2019

24 May 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

22 May 2019

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.

A sensor embedded in smart clothing can monitor your health

21 May 2019

Engineers have developed a low-cost sensor embedded into fabric, which monitors and interprets human movements, paving the way for wearable health tech.

Introducing SCI’s Energy group blog series!

20 May 2019

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.

Can solar geoengineering help mitigate the impact of climate change?

17 May 2019

The effect of solar geoengineering techniques on climate change will no longer just be a theory, with the first real-world experiment set to begin later this year.

PoliSCI (w/e 17 May 2019)

17 May 2019

Your weekly digest of policy news, funding competitions, and calls for evidence.

Global Prize for Pest Management Science Editor

15 May 2019

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.

Antibiotic resistance causes high recurrence rate of UTIs

14 May 2019

A study on urinary tract infections (UTI) undertaken by the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Centre.

Interview: 2019 Bright SCIdea winners

13 May 2019

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

PoliSCI (w/e 10 May 2019)

10 May 2019

Your weekly digest of policy news, funding competitions, and calls for evidence.

Global health benefits to offset high costs of changing climate policies

09 May 2019

The trillions made annually from improving human health as a result of changing climate policy could offset initial high costs to government, business and industry, a new study has found.

New Future Leader Fellows to tackle global challenges

09 May 2019

UKRI have announced the first 41 Future Leaders Fellowships, awarded to the next generation of researchers and innovators tackling global challenges.

John Sworen announced as Gordon E Moore Medal winner

08 May 2019

SCI America is pleased to announce that John Sworen of The Chemours Company will be awarded the 2019 Gordon E Moore Medal for his work on sustainable textiles.

Event Review: Sir Eric Rideal Lecture

07 May 2019

On 12 May 2019, Professor Peter Lovell was awarded the Sir Eric Rideal Lecture by the SCI/RSC Joint Colloids Group Committee.

PoliSCI (w/e 3 May 2019)

06 May 2019

Your weekly digest of policy news, funding competitions, and calls for evidence.

Workforce training vital to prepare for future markets, say OECD

03 May 2019

Emerging technologies, globalisation and an ageing population are the key trends influencing our future workforce, underpinned by policies that support upskilling, says a new OECD report.

Chemical sector could capture £4.8bn annually from UK battery supply chain

02 May 2019

An automotive battery report launched on Monday at a VIP launch event dinner at SCI, showed that the UK chemical sector could capture £4.8bn per annum from the domestic automotive battery manufacturing supply chain by 2030.

‘Exotic’ genes could improve cotton yields

02 May 2019

Strains of cotton with ‘exotic’ genetic material could help improve yields, while also increasing fibre quality.