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Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities. It is globally recognised for its research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study. The University is one of the UK’s top five universities for research and its academics’ research achievements have global implications. Its scientists created Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult cell. The University developed the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine, pioneered the first automated industrial assembly robot, and devised technology used in today’s smartphones. It is working towards many more historic firsts. With one of the most diverse populations of any Scottish University, two thirds of the world’s nationalities are represented in a student body of more than 31,000.

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US president Joe Biden speaks with his ‘old friend’, CIA director William J Burns (left), during a national security team meeting in the White House. Adam Schultz/White House Photo/Alamy

The inside story of the CIA v Russia – from cold war conspiracy to ‘black’ propaganda in Ukraine

With a formidable Kremlinologist in charge and Donald Trump out of the presidential picture, has the CIA regained its influence amid the ‘new cold war’?
L'assassinat de Shinzo Abe, l'ancien Premier ministre japonais, dont la mort fait la une de tous les journaux japonais. Shutterstock

Au Japon, l’assassinat de Shinzo Abe pourrait polariser la politique et précipiter un changement constitutionnel profond

L’assassinat de l’ex-premier ministre du Japon, Shinzō Abe, ouvre la voie à une ère politique perturbée pour la démocratie japonaise.
A new study finds that companies’ emissions reductions may not be what they seem. (Shutterstock)

Most companies buying renewable energy certificates aren’t actually reducing emissions

Companies are buying renewable energy certificates to meet their emissions targets, but new research suggests that the bulk of these purchases do not lead to actual emission reductions.
The red mangrove is among the species already selected for genome sequencing. Busara/Shutterstock

Why African scientists are studying the genes of African species, and how they do it

The African BioGenome Project is a pan-African project that seeks to sequence Africa’s endemic and indigenous plants and animals.

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