Romina Pourmokhtari calls for more research into behaviour change, resource efficiency and nature-positive food production. But experts assessing the future disagree over whether technology can do enough to prevent a climate disaster
While other countries have assessed the overall impact of Brexit, Sweden is alone in analysing the specific effects on R&D. There could be severe consequences for the size and shape of Framework Programmes that will reverberate through Swedish research
Scientific breakthroughs arise when excellent researchers are given the freedom to explore beyond the bounds of formulaic R&D programmes. A Howard Hughes-type grant scheme for Europe would promote this, says Gunnar Öquist
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided that the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine shall be divided, with one half jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.