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Royal Institution snubs Nurse’s rescue plan


The cash-strapped Royal Institution has decided to go it alone by spurning an offer of help from the Royal Society, Research Fortnight has learned.

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Shrinking public research budgets are pushing universities to find philanthropic funding but, as Cristina Gallardo discovers, that’s easier said than done.

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Horizon 2020 has failed to fully integrate the humanities into its work programmes, according to a report published by Science Europe on 4 September.

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The European Space Agency is this week trying to find new use for two expensive Galileo satellites, which it launched into the wrong orbits on 22 August.


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“All classical accounts see England as the original and model nation state of modern times,” writes Tom Nairn, the Scottish nationalist and political theorist, in this week’s London Review of Books. “One way of looking at the 18 September vote is that it’s a sign of the end of this model.”

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The next EU research commissioner is set to be the Portuguese politician and businessman Carlos Moedas, it has been announced.


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