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01 November 2018
Whale watching from space

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have used detailed high-resolution satellite images to detect, count and describe four different species of whales.

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01 November 2018
UKRI leader appointed to Industrial Strategy Council

Professor Jennifer Rubin will join leading figures from academia, business and civil society on a new body to evaluate the success of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.

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31 October 2018
World War One documentary provides new insight

Historian Dan Snow uncovers untold stories of WW1 in the AHRC-funded documentary

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31 October 2018
Diamond could be best friend for early breast cancer detection

UKRI is funding a new collaboration of researchers and clinicians to drive forward earlier detection of breast cancer

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29 October 2018
General Data Protection Regulation guidance for researchers

UK Research and Innovation has provided some guidance on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for researchers of all disciplines.

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25 October 2018
Together for Impact: UK Research and Innovation launched in India

The formal launch of UK Research and Innovation in India has been marked with a series of events highlighting the long-standing and successful history of collaboration between the two nations.

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25 October 2018
Pioneering marine scientist named Outstanding Woman of Scotland

Professor Sarah Wanless – a Fellow of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, which is funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Natural Environment Research Council – joins a list including JK Rowling, Nicola Sturgeon and Annie Lennox.

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24 October 2018
UKRI strengthens African partnership

UK Research and Innovation and the African Research Universities Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Agreement.

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23 October 2018
New wireless device could aid breast cancer recovery

A new wireless device can provide an early warning of the potential failure of breast reconstruction surgery, aiding the recovery of breast cancer patients.

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22 October 2018
Largest ever Anglo-Saxon exhibition opens

The largest ever exhibition on the history, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England is now open at the British Library, with research from a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded student playing a vital role.

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22 October 2018
Collaboration vital to tackle climate change, conflict and food security

A workshop taking place this week, 22-23 October, aims to find research solutions to the detrimental impact of the combination of conflict and climate change.

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19 October 2018
UKRI signs international development safeguarding statement

UK Research and Innovation is one of five UK funders of international development research to have signed a statement of commitment to prevent and tackle harm and abuse in research for international development.

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19 October 2018
UK Research and Innovation launches major programmes to tackle climate change and drive clean growth

Leading research teams will join businesses and government departments to tackle the impacts of climate change on our towns and cities and the countryside.

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18 October 2018
Listen to the sounds of space

Strange sounds recorded in space can now be heard in a series of short films.

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17 October 2018
Coffee waste could be turned into electricity

Polluting waste generated during coffee production has been turned into electricity for the first time, scientists have revealed.

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16 October 2018
Year of Engineering: global food security

From plants grown from mattresses in refugee camps, to breeding greener cows, engineering plays a key role in global food security.

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15 October 2018
Green Great Britain Week

We look back at a successful week of events to raise awareness of the ambitious actions needed to tackle climate change and drive clean growth.

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12 October 2018
Neutron study finds eco-friendly alternative for plastic production

A study into neutrons could make plastic production more environmentally friendly.

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11 October 2018
'Extraordinary' genetic data study released

A ground-breaking paper celebrating the release of the genetic data of 500,000 people has been published.

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08 October 2018
New report explores fair and equitable global research partnerships

UK Research and Innovation welcomes the publication of a new report looking at how research organisations can enable fair and equitable partnerships between researchers across the global North and South working to addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

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