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If you think the phrase “offshore havens” must be the prelude to a piece on tax scams, you haven’t been paying attention to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, which is holding a wide-ranging inquiry on marine science. Are marine conservation zones, designated in 2009, helping or hindering coastal communities? And is the government doing enough to monitor global warming in the oceans? Submissions are due in by 19th September.

Birmingham, Sheffield, and Queen Mary in London are among the universities participating in Researchers’ Night, on 28th September. This Europe-wide feast of nocturnal nosiness opens up research labs…

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