from Breakingviews:

Pfizer yet to land knockout blow on Astra

May 2, 2014

By Neil Unmack 

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Astra has small tactical advantage over Pfizer

May 1, 2014

By Christopher Hughes and Neil Unmack
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Science’s innovators are to be prized

By Guest Contributor
October 9, 2013

--Juha Ylä-Jääski (D.Tech.) is President and CEO of Technology Academy Finland. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from Photographers' Blog:

Nobel prize winner in exclusive photos

October 8, 2013

Brussels, Belgium

By Yves Herman

The announcement of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was due at 0945 GMT. Belgian physicist Francois Englert was among the potential winners for this year. Englert, together with Britain's Peter Higgs, were nominated for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson - the particle key to explaining why elementary matter has mass.

from The Great Debate UK:

The digital divide and inspiring young people into science

By Guest Contributor
September 10, 2013

By Dr Juha Ylä-Jääski, President and CEO, Technology Academy Finland

-- The opinions expressed are the author's own --

Don’t let them be the lost generation.

The young have borne the brunt of the current economic malaise afflicting Europe and much of the developed world, with chronic levels of unemployment and gloomy prospects. At the same time, many are equipped or have the potential to be equipped with the digital skills that can transform our economies through innovation, qualities that their elders often struggle with.

from Breakingviews:

Leave it to a hedgie to take on Einstein

June 7, 2013

By Kevin Allison

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate UK:

US-China research ties should be a wake-up call to Europe

By Guest Contributor
June 7, 2013

--Dirk Jan van den Berg is President of Delft University of Technology, and was formerly the Dutch Ambassador to China and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from Photographers' Blog:

A sheep with an artificial heart – or maybe not

May 16, 2013

Tianjin municipality, China

By Petar Kujundzic

I took a trip to the port city of Tianjin after China Central Television (CCTV) reported on a sheep with an artificial heart developed at TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital. According to CCTV, the hospital recently unveiled a new artificial heart, which was implanted in a sheep two months ago. The sheep lived healthily for more than 62 days, a new record among similar experiments in the country.

from Photographers' Blog:

Mars in the desert

March 11, 2013

Outside Hanksville, Utah

By Jim Urquhart

I may be a Red Shirt but I made it to Mars.

According to Urban Dictionary (the finest source of American literature), a Red Shirt is defined as; A character in a science fiction or adventure story whose sole dramatic purpose is to get killed by the story's villain and/or itinerant monster. Taken from the propensity of security officers on the original Star Trek series (who typically wore red uniform tops) to be killed in the episodes' pre-opening-credits teasers.

from Jack Shafer:

Horsemeat hysteria

By Jack Shafer
February 12, 2013

Disgust, the gag reflex and flights to the vomitorium greeted this week's news that horse flesh had breached the beef wall to contaminate burgers and frozen beef meals (lasagna, spaghetti Bolognese, shepherd's pie, meatballs) all over Europe. Some of the "beef" products contained 100 percent horsemeat, and early forensic tests hinted that the contamination might go back as far as August 2012.