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The applicance of science via a business degree

Just over a decade ago, Isabella Castiglioni, professor of applied physics at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy, hit a wall. She wanted to translate the results of her research into a social benefit, but “could not because I did not have the right competencies”. At the time, she was …

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UK indie production companies battle streamers in talent war

Writer and director Stephen Merchant was in the middle of filming his forthcoming comedy crime thriller when the manager responsible for overseeing the crew and managing the budget walked out. Producers of The Outlaws, starring Christopher Walken, called 34 people to step into the critical role but every one of …

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Lex-in-depth: does Uber deserve its $91bn valuation?

Low prices made Uber into a global sensation. Now they threaten its future. Cheap fares kept the ride-hailing app on the road through its worst years, despite accusations of aggressive rule-breaking, a belligerent founder and friction with drivers. But as the financial credibility of its disruptive business model is wearing …

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China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise. Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before …

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