Science, Technology & Environment

Hospitals must be prepared for ransomware attacks

Hospitals need to be prepared for ransomware attacks, warns a doctor in The BMJ today.

5 Clean Energy Innovations That Could Transform Our World

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.

The Economist highlights the impact of food waste on the environment

The Economist highlights the impact of food waste on the environment through its #feedingthefuture campaign

Updated mortality projections show life expectancy falling again

Willis Towers Watson says that the life expectancy assumptions used by many pension schemes are likely to fall, following updates to a model commonly used to project future mortality rates.

Very low frequency electromagnetic field exposure linked to motor neurone disease

Association evident among men exposed through work

Workplace exposure to very low frequency electromagnetic fields may be linked to a doubling in risk

The World's First Clean Air Gallery Opens in London

The Clean Air Gallery will be open to the public from 27 – 29 March 2017 in Brixton – an area that surpassed its annual air pollution limit 5 days into 2017.

Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some – but not all – heart conditions

A more nuanced approach to role of alcohol in heart health is needed

Advancing Financial Inclusion in a Digital Age

Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit Kicks Off in Hanoi, Vietnam

Big Bang Fair and Young Scientist of the Year

A whole new world to discover at the Big Bang Fair:

Find out what it takes to become the GSK Young Scientist of the Year (video below)

Illegal trade is still pushing the vaquita to extinction

Despite multiple commitments and increased international attention, efforts to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal are proving woefully inadequate

How a Kenyan startup’s business model connected Kibera slum residents to the web

In this always-on era, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population, or 4.9 billion people, are still not connected to the Internet.

Increased risk of blood clots soon after starting testosterone treatment

Risk peaks rapidly in first six months and declines gradually thereafter