New study to investigate impact of lobbying

Academics at the University of Exeter will investigate how policy is influenced by lobbying in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and Germany to see which kinds of groups may have unfair access because of their funding, status ...

And now to the weather: Climate science on the front foot

The Climate Commission's latest report, released recently, and some of the media that arose from it are excellent examples of science and journalists working together to talk about climate change and extreme weather. But ...

White House race spawns abundance of mobile apps

The race to the White House has spawned a flurry of mobile applications focusing on the presidential campaign—from the deadly serious to the light-hearted and fun.

Uncertainty over net-migration statistics explained

The true statistics for net migration could be 35,000 higher or lower than official estimates, Oxford University's Migration Observatory has said after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the provisional estimate ...

Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog

A university study that claimed fracking for gas deep beneath the Earth's surface did not cause water contamination was led by a US professor with financial ties to the gas industry, a watchdog group said Friday.

PC shipments to improve in 2012, but still modest

(AP) -- Worldwide shipments of personal computers will pick up in the second half of the year with the debut of a new Windows operating system and the broader availability of notebooks that are thin like tablet computers, ...

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