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PM vows to 'supercharge' UK science with fast-track visas
…. Science bodies have welcomed the proposals but warn any benefits to research would… the announcement at the Culham science centre in Oxfordshire which undertakes research… of the EU in 2016. "We welcome the government's objective of supporting science


A body donated to science - but used to test bombs
… is donated to medical science? Last week new details of a lawsuit emerged against… are charitable and the bodies will be used for medical science. University body donation… regulations are not sufficient to protect donors and those working in medical science


Blood clot survivor wants to inspire teenagers into science
… experience to inspire young people into science careers. Hannah Needham, from Northampton… said her blog had sparked a science magazine aimed at teenage girls, and "kick…-started my dream career". "Encouraging young people to consider science is important…


Wirral Eureka science museum's £6.6m funding boost
…A new Wirral museum aimed at getting children interested in science has been… of £11.75m. It follows a previous £3m grant from the government's Inspiring Science Fund… space with workshops, a shop, café and adjoining outdoor science park. Metropolitan…


What's a 'Science Princess' doing in an ice field in Alaska?
… it's like to be a "Science Princess" and parents highlighting how helpful Celeste's… and science is bound by historical notions that it's a white, male, heterosexual, able… should look like." Her own interest in science was encouraged by her parents. Her…


Rain: The science behind the sweet smell of a summer shower
…Does rain have a smell? It might seem like a strange question and, by itself, there is no scent from a spatter of rain. But after a hot, dry spell, a pleasant earthy odour can often be detected in the air when rain arrives. The name given…


No-deal Brexit 'threatens' UK science industry, says Wellcome Trust
science sector, but warning that leaving the EU without a deal is a "threat…-Buller, asks the new PM to up investment spending in science to German levels… Johnson's vision of the UK as a "science superpower". Its chairwoman told the BBC…


Museum of Science and Industry: Work starts on £6m upgrade
… at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester. The Department for Digital… will come from the Science Museum Group. The "urgently-needed work" on the Power Hall… on the lower ground floor of the New Warehouse which will host science exhibitions…


Double-decker bus turned into Wellingborough school science lab
…A double-decker bus has been converted into a school science lab using a £4,000… in October. It will be used for science lessons by their pupils and 40 primary schools… head Jenny May describing it as "fabulous". She said: "Science is an important part…


University of Portsmouth staff protest over science job cuts
…. The union wants governors to use their influence to halt cuts to the faculty of science