Nature is now a weapon against threat of global warming

Green House, Estrela, Lisbon, Portugal

Assets such as grass roofs, parks and plants can protect the man-made environment

Unpredictability is an important factor in making a metropolis great

A city built from scratch must also be capable of accommodating change

Civic chiefs must lead climate change fight

Global warming should be at the very top of policymakers’ to-do lists

Shinichi Komaba
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Dash to turn new batteries into sales

Goal is products that cost less and last longer

For science, Brexit is a leap too far

Research collaboration has benefited hugely from EU membership

Pic: Tom Finnie (26.5.2016) Heliex Power CTO and founder Prof. Dan Wright (chequered shirt and glasses) at the company's East Kilbride base with CEO Chris Armitage.
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Start-up envisages Scottish steam revival

Technology exploits waste energy thought too hard to capture

Truckmakers accused of stalling on change

Industry resisted moves to cut emissions, say campaigners

Syncona’s £30m investment pays off

FDA approves new diagnostic imaging agent to detect prostate cancer

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved

Rio games will ‘not significantly alter’ the spread of Zika

Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

A Bayer-Monsanto merger is an environmentalist’s nightmare but how solid is the underlying science?

US regulators approve implant for addicts

Titan Pharmaceuticals shares leap 25 per cent on drug clearance

‘Big data’ analysts count on your vote

Start-ups are selling corporate marketing to political campaigns

The killer mice of Gough Island

Can the endangered seabirds of this island in the South Atlantic be saved from predatory rodents?

Cameron pushes for action on ‘superbugs’

UK wants $1.6bn a year global fund to reward drug developers

China tightens grip on battery supply

Bet on Congo strengthens China’s hand in electric batteries

Corruption and car fumes in Mexico

Ninety minutes to drive 4km but still Mexicans use their cars

Huawei sues Samsung over patents

Chinese group alleges that world’s biggest smartphone maker has infringed its intellectual property

Q&A: Mega-mergers and GM crops in the UK

Scientists say GM crops are safe yet their impact remains minimal

Medicines regulator warns of Brexit hit

Watchdog would struggle with more work and less income, says chief

US healthcare: Power to the patients?

The push for approval of a medicine despite scientific scepticism

World Bank launches pandemic finance facility

G7 finance ministers announce $500m fund to fight emerging diseases

Wake up to the secret life of trees

Plants can learn, remember and change their behaviour

Buffett and the end of an era for Apple

One day, pulling out an iPhone and tapping an icon might feel like a chore, writes Richard Waters

Geely Auto green bond to clean up London

Chinese carmaker’s deal is the first to fund electric taxi development ahead of UK emissions cuts

Nigeria road plan drives rainforest fears

Scheme exposes national park to illegal logging, minister warns

Uber hits the road with self-driving car

Taxi-booking group races to compete with Alphabet, Tesla and GM

Big pharma slams tax to tackle superbugs

Drugmakers reject levy to fund R&D on antimicrobial resistance

Google mixes formula for next big thing

Company plays catch up as it looks to use edge in AI

Bring on the overdue dawn of the robots

Automation should help everyone be better off, as long as there is a fair distribution of the spoils

Brexit warning over EU research funding

British company and university research heavily dependent on EU funds

Uses and abuses of human genome synthesis

Theoretical possibility of developing an actual person lingers

Legal firms unleash office automatons

Artificial intelligence is relieving junior lawyers of time-consuming tasks

Pfizer buys Anacor for $5.2bn

Pharma group in deal for new products ahead of potential break-up

Potholes? There’s an app for that

Public tech connection to infrastructure groups

Solar power driving new demand for silver

One of few commodities set to benefit from renewable energy

CEE fundamentals outweigh investor risks

The region remains a key investment destination despite concerns

Air pollution hits ‘catastrophic’ levels

World Health Organisation warns worsening smog causing 3m premature deaths a year

Musk’s Hyperloop in step towards reality

Vision of ultra-high speed travel moves ahead with $80m capital raising

Hospital to use Watson AI to comfort patients

Alder Hey Children’s hospital plans to put youngsters at ease

Arm reaches into internet of things

FTSE 100 chipmaker moves into new markets as smartphone sales slow

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