Shrimp

Shrimps, time bombs — and the need for some study of wartime economies

By William Roman PICK a word starting with “C”… no, not coronavirus; not yet, anyway. The C here stands for crustaceans. The humble shrimp, for instance....
Diamond Light Source Macromolecular Crystallography

AI to the rescue? Oxford-based drug firm enters into partnership to crack COVID-19 virus...

AN AI-DRIVEN drug-discovery company in the UK has entered a joint initiative to advance compounds that could treat COVID-19. Oxford-based Exscientia has teamed-up with Diamond...
CPAP machine

Coronavirus co-operation across sectors comes up with promising equipment

THE MERCEDES F1 team is an unlikely player in the medical field, but it has had a major role in the development of a...
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As everything falls apart, UK tech sector shows resilience

THE UK’S fastest-growing sector, the tech industry, will maintain resilience despite the Covid-19 outbreak. That optimistic claim follows analysis from recruitment firm Robert Walters. In...
Euro bank notes

ECB launches new aid package to soothe effects of pandemic

By HAL WILLIAMS THE EUROPEAN Central Bank has launched a €750bn emergency package to buy government and company debt across the eurozone. The temporary purchasing scheme...
Tesco Colney Hatch by Michelle Davies

Welcome to a crazed new world: coronavirus, paranoia, and some Zombie Apocalypse shopping tips

By Hal Williams YOU WALK into the supermarket, intending to just pick up a few things, and wha…. ? The place is swarming. Shelves are...
Amazon warehouse in Spain

Amazon workers get unlimited sick leave for Covid-19 … but with a few strings...

CORONAVIRUS is causing havoc in the business world, and some novel stop-gap solutions are appearing amid the chaos. Amazon has good and bad news for...
Queue outside a branch of Yes Bank

Yes Bank founder Kapoor arrested on charges of money laundering

THE head and founder of India's private Yes Bank, Rana Kapoor, has been arrested in Mumbai on charges of money laundering. His arrest comes just...
Woman using microscope

Women in science and the vital role diversity plays in technology sector

Women’s Day 2020: March 8 CEO of Econic Technologies ROWENA SELLENS takes a look at the enduring importance of International Women’s Day, STEM, and diversity...
coronavirus, masks

World Bank commits £9.4bn in aid to help poor countries in virus fight

THE WORLD Bank has committed $12bn (£9.4bn) to help developing countries cope with the spread of coronavirus. The aid package includes technical assistance as well...