Patrizia Grieco: agent for change in Italy

Patrizia Grieco, chairman of Enel, at Enel's headquarters in Rome, October 21, 2014. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico
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The chair of the biggest Italian utility is outside the clubby norm of corporate and political life

French researchers are tracking Adélie penguins to help them survive the effects of global warming

Technology keeps track of wildlife

Non-profits use off-the-shelf products to help species to survive

Ding dong merrily in high orbit

International Space Station’s Santa-style Christmas fly-by

Our destiny is to move beyond Earth

Space exploration, robotic and manned, deserves public funding

NHS launches genetic sequencing centres

Clinics aim to recruit 100,000 with rare diseases or cancer

Matt Kenyon illustration
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Is the west clinically depressed?

The less we grow, the more we squabble over budgets

Biotechnology: A breakthrough for blood cancer?

A new product has demonstrated its potential to provide immune protection without causing ‘graft versus host disease’

Getting under your skin: Microscopy

A new technique helps experts see images of the skin’s nervous system clearly, and is opening up more possibilities for future applications

Great tit
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Animal behaviour: anything but birdbrained

Intriguing experiments reveal that birds conform to new foraging methods adopted by the majority

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Second time lucky in biotech

Using funds rather than picking stocks has improved my returns

Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Hellman’s maker withdraws legal action as Just Mayo group Hampton Creek raises $90m in new funds

Judgment opens way for stem-cell patents

Lawyers describe EU court ruling as boost for medical research

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition intensifies

BTG’s Makin transforms fast-growing group

UK healthcare company focuses on buying in specialist treatments

Car fuel cell pioneer looks for spark

State initiative poised to help rev up Intelligent Energy project

Ministers unveil £6bn science strategy

Critics say more funds needed for research and development

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Juno IPO highlights latest buzz in US biotech

Cell therapy specialist poised for listing as sector draws investors

Investors bank on Lending Club success

IPO price surge suggests the market sees an Alibaba in the making

Small-cap Week, December 13

IGas Energy, Motive Television, Iomart and Zytronic

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