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The dirty problem of air pollution in Asia

UK-funded research is looking to tackle the growing problem of air pollution, at a time when Asian cities are suffering badly and major talks on climate change take place in...

9 December 2015

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Big changes in UK research funding

November has been an incredibly important month for UK research, with several major reports deciding the future of its funding and governance. The news may be focusing on...

25 November 2015

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Science, technology and innovation

On 20 October, the zero draft for the Post 2015 Framework on disaster risk reduction (HFA2) was published. It summarises UN Member countries’ thoughts on how they and...

14 November 2015

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UK research: lead the charge towards new targets

A lot of targets will require a lot of work, but research can help (Image: Roger Smith) As most of our readers will probably know, this week has been a biggie for global...

28 September 2015

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How to “leave no one behind”

How can we ensure everyone benefits from technology? (Image: Theophilos Papadopoulos) Fifteen years is a long time in the world of technology. Futurologists predict that by...

10 August 2015

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Sharing disaster knowledge: scientists and locals

There are a number of ways to improve dialogue between disaster experts and local communities (Image: Sam Carpenter, HFP, 2012) Enabling those people directly affected by...

10 June 2015

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UK international development research

What is the impact of research carried out to support international development and humanitarian relief efforts? What are the social returns on investment from this...

26 May 2015