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    1. May 16, 2016

      Legal firms unleash office automatons

      Linklaters and Pinsent Masons have become the latest law firms to invest in artificial intelligence, as the legal...

    2. May 13, 2016

      Hedge funds and universities find mutual benefit from closer ties

      Hedge funds are stepping in to fill a funding gap left by government austerity measures at universities that has left...

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    1. London and the World

      Exploring the global city, from ‘superdiversity’, the housing crisis and the capital’s...
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    1. April 29, 2016

      Universities are booming but there are warning signs

      We have effectively doubled in size overnight,” said Professor Richard Davies, vice-chancellor of Swansea university,...

    2. April 28, 2016

      UCL to borrow record £280m to expand

      University College London will sign the biggest loan in British university history on Thursday, borrowing £280m to fund...

    3. April 25, 2016

      UK universities look to Stanford for start-up skills

      When ministers ask UK universities to improve their efforts at commercialising academic research, one question always...

    4. April 18, 2016

      Lowering risk of a heart attack for those who cannot take statins

      After decades of big trials on both sides of the Atlantic, there is convincing evidence that taking statins reduces the...

    5. April 3, 2016

      ‘15 Million Degrees’, by Lucie Green

      The Sun is a blinding ball of superlatives, accounting for 99 per cent of all matter in the solar system. The title of...

    6. March 3, 2016

      Immune cell breakthrough in cancer fight

      British researchers have found a new way to identify immune cells capable of detecting tumours — opening a path to...

    7. March 1, 2016

      Scientists root out genetic secrets of human hair

      Grey hairs, monobrows and poorly judged comb-overs could be consigned to history after research led by British...

    8. February 5, 2016

      Egyptian artefacts at Two Temple Place, London

      For many visitors to London, the British Museum’s Egyptian Sculpture Gallery, with its monumental gods and pharaohs, is...

    9. February 1, 2016

      Aberdeen’s Anne should give M&G and industry new, clear options

      Anne Richards, newly-anointed chief executive of M&G Investments, was once a research fellow at Cern, where nuclear...

    10. January 25, 2016

      Global pharma groups reveal tie-up with universities

      Three of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals groups have teamed up with a trio of Britain’s top universities to create...

    11. January 18, 2016

      UCL raises £50m to spin new companies out of research

      University College London has raised £50m of investment for the first time to develop its academic research into...

    12. December 31, 2015

      Judy Goldhill: Space observatories in the remotest places on earth

      In the past few years I have travelled as an artist and a guest to the observatories of Kitt Peak in Arizona, Cerro...

    13. The Exchange

      December 9, 2015

      London's new airport runway: the case for Gatwick

      A subcommittee of the UK cabinet is expected to meet this week to decide whether to endorse the Davies Commission’s...

    14. December 3, 2015

      Alison Winfield-Chislett, founder, The Goodlife Centre

      As I navigate along Southwark’s industrial backstreets, the sound of hammering guides me to my destination. I peer...

    15. November 24, 2015

      If acquisitions are worthwhile, they are worth discussing openly

      The protruding nail will be knocked flat. Dermot Desmond, campaigner against Ladbrokes’ £2.2bn merger with Gala Coral,...

    16. November 14, 2015

      Rapid rise in diabetes linked to spread of urbanisation

      What has caused global incidence of diabetes to more than double since 2000? The obvious answer is unhealthy diet,...

    17. November 9, 2015

      Silicon Valley celebrates slower innovators in Breakthrough prize

      ‘Move slowly for breakthroughs’ could be the motto of the scientists who gathered in Silicon Valley on Sunday to...

    18. November 6, 2015

      ‘Olympicopolis’ to boost culture and education in east London

      “We could have just built some more homes,” said Ben Fletcher, strategy director for the Olympic Park, referring to...

    19. October 29, 2015

      On a three centuries paper trail at Coutts

      Amisconception about Tracey Earl’s job is that she spends her days flicking through the finances of famous novelists,...

    20. October 26, 2015

      House of Lords more willing to challenge government

      Despite an average age of 70 and a preference for starting work in the afternoon, over the past 16 years members of the...

    21. October 26, 2015

      Most popular Alzheimer’s drug staves off nursing home care

      The most widely prescribed treatment for Alzheimer’s disease delays the point at which patients have to leave home and...

    22. October 16, 2015

      The new leadership

      For many, “leadership” conjures a caricature of Winston Churchill: a clearly identifiable chief, with an assigned...

    23. October 11, 2015

      We need a Syria strategy, not half-baked reasons to drop bombs

      As David Cameron prepares the ground for a return to the House of Commons to seek support for the bombing of Syria,...

    24. September 24, 2015

      The new science of happiness has its roots in an ancient art

      Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen revealed recently that before going to sleep she mentally ticks off the things for...

    25. September 18, 2015

      The Inventory: Joann Fletcher

      Joann Fletcher, 49, is based in the department of archaeology at the University of York. She is the author of eight...

    26. September 13, 2015

      Dear Lucy Kellaway: how can I get myself heard in class?

      I have found there is a large difference in my classmates’ levels of confidence, meaning a few students dominate group...

    27. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2015

      FirstFT - China tightens capital controls, evidence of Alzheimer’s transmission and a report for rugby fans

      China has tightened its capital controls in a sharp reversal of its market liberalising rhetoric, as it struggles to...

    28. September 9, 2015

      First evidence of Alzheimer’s transmission between people

      The first evidence has emerged that clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, can be...

    29. September 9, 2015

      London house prices push out the people the city needs most

      It may have rained, but August in London was as rewarding as ever. There was the Summer Exhibition at the Royal...

    30. September 7, 2015

      How to make a girl master of her universe

      It might have been the thrill of being good at something that other pupils found impenetrable. It might have been the...

    31. September 7, 2015

      Will software that writes code alter tech’s script?

      It is an axiom of the internet age that almost nothing done by human hand cannot be done better by or with software....

    32. August 14, 2015

      Interview: Tom Courtenay

      Tom Courtenay walks into the central London hotel lobby that is our rendezvous looking sprightly but also a little bit...

    33. July 30, 2015

      UCL launches School of Management in the heart of London

      University College London, one of the UK’s elite universities, has launched a School of Management on its Bloomsbury...

    34. July 24, 2015

      Week in Review, July 25

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Credit Suisse soars on back of...

    35. July 16, 2015

      Drug trial hints at possible way to tackle Alzheimer’s

      In 1974 Mark Pepys, then a young postgraduate researcher, began to investigate the incurable disease amyloidosis. In...

    36. July 14, 2015

      UK’s new biomedical research centre teams up with industry

      Scientists from the new Francis Crick Institute will join forces with GlaxoSmithKline in the hunt for new medicines, in...

    37. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2015

      Putting the 'New Deal' into climate R&D

      At last week’s FT125 forum Bill Gates called for more investment in breakthrough clean technology research like...

    38. June 26, 2015

      The book is out of its cover so authors must adapt

      Amazon enrages authors”, screamed one headline after the firm decided to pay some novelists only for the pages of their...

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