Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash this year.
China Evergrande invests in project to build world's fastest supercomputer
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Property developer China Evergrande Group on Thursday said it will invest 1.65 billion yuan ($239.53 million) into six high-tech projects by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, including one aimed at building the world's fastest supercomputer.
Pfizer bets on biotech flu vaccine in $425 million BioNTech alliance
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Pfizer has agreed to pay German biotech firm BioNTech up to $425 million in an alliance to develop more effective influenza jabs, the latest among several major pharma companies to bank on a promising new genetic approach.
Genome points to inbreeding, disease behind bumblebee decline: research
(Reuters) - Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline of the species, York University's Associate Professor Amro Zayed told Reuters.
Pfizer bets on biotech flu vaccine in $425 mln BioNTech alliance
FRANKFURT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Pfizer has agreed to pay German biotech firm BioNTech up to $425 million in an alliance to develop more effective influenza jabs, the latest among several major pharma companies to bank on a promising new genetic approach.
Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'
(Reuters) - Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.
Canada to phase out crop chemicals linked to bee deaths
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Wednesday it would move to restrict use of two types of crop chemicals that have been linked to deaths of aquatic insects and bees, in a victory for environmentalists and the latest setback for companies that sell the pesticides.
Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.
Swiss ban some Mercedes, Porsche models over emissions
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss authorities have halted registrations of some new Mercedes-Benz
Vito and Porsche Macan and Cayenne vehicles which had diesel engines that disguised emissions levels, the Astra roads agency said on Wednesday.
Long-acting injection a shot in the arm for GSK's HIV business
LONDON (Reuters) - A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker's key HIV business.
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