1 in 10 homes don’t own books while smart device ownership soars

One in ten households admits they do not own a single book, but the average home boasts eight internet-enabled devices, a report has revealed.

Renewables such as this tidal turbine provided 13% of Scotland's total final energy consumption in 2013 - campaigners want it to be 50% by 2030. 
Picture: Scottish Renewables

Ilona Amos: New Energy Strategy is opportunity for a bright future

The draft of Scotland’s new Climate Change Plan was published last week. It outlined lofty aims for greater cuts in greenhouse gas emissions – 66 per cent by 2032 – and how this can be achieved. The plan has received a broadly positive response, though there have been calls for more far-reaching action in some areas.

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A brain scan will monitor responses to images. Contributed

Scan your brain to find perfect holiday with Capital firm

ADVENTURE travel experts are launching “emotion-tracking” software in the Capital today to help people choose their ideal holiday.

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Chris Roche at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the site of Aridhia's new headquarters. Picture: John Devlin

Monday interview: Chris Roche, chief executive of Aridhia

Aridhia chief executive aims to boost patient outcomes with shot in the arm for clinical research.

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George Goudsmit, managing director of AES Solar, said the UK still lags behind Europe in embracing renewable energy. Picture: Marc Hindley

Scottish company convinced The Queen to embrace solar power

With clients ranging from The Queen to the Scottish Parliament, a small company in Forres has been playing a leading role in Scotland’s renewables revolution for more than three decades.

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Leslie Benzies produced eight titles in the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series of video games before acrimoniously departing Rockstar North. Photograph: Stephen Butler/REX/Shutterstock

Grand Theft Auto mastermind Leslie Benzies launches new companies

The Scot who helmed the firm behind one of the world’s best-selling video game series has set up a series of new companies amid an acrimonious legal battle with his former employer.

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About �10 billion is spent each year by the NHS on treating diabetes

Helen Colhoun: Big data holds key to tackling diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most pressing modern health problems. Nearly 350 million people worldwide are affected by the disease and rates of both type 1 and 2 diabetes are on the rise.

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Mike Welch is embarking on a global expansion drive for the Blackcircles brand. Picture: Jane Barlow

Mike Welch set to drive Blackcircles tyre firm into Asia

Mike Welch, the founder of online tyre-fitter, is expanding the Borders business into Asia following its £50 million takeover by industry giant Michelin.

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Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham meets pupils studying climate change at Currie Community High School in Edinburgh.

Scots emissions to be cut by 66% in 15 years under latest plan

Greenhouse gas emissions will be slashed by two thirds from 1990 levels in the next 15 years under the Scottish Government’s new action plan to tackle global warming.

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Papers also include reported UFO sightings and recipes for invisible ink.

Released files reveal CIA interest in Scottish paranormal research

Declassified documents released online reveal US Central Intelligence Agency interest in Scottish research into the paranormal.

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The Cromarty Firth has long been used for anchorage when oil prices fall and the need for rigs is diminished. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Small pools offer big advantage to Scotland’s oil industry

Learning to exploit the potential of untapped ‘small pools’ of oil and gas could offer a lifeline to Scotland’s offshore industry, experts predict.

An aerial view of Edinburgh's New Town. The famous 18th century development is the subject of a lecture on innovation. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

Scotland’s history of innovation to be explored in lectures

The Queensferry Crossing and the 250th anniversary of Edinburgh’s New Town are among the subjects to be discussed at a series of public lectures on innovation.

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Ahead in the clouds – tech is reshaping the way we live

A workplace without walls: find out how firms are benefitting from cloud computing and helping to save the planet too

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FreeAgent, led by chief executive Ed Molyneux, is to offer its services to small business customers of RBS and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent inks accounting software tie-up with RBS

FreeAgent, the Edinburgh-based accounting software specialist, has fought off competition from more than 30 rivals to land a deal with Royal Bank of Scotland.

Stranger Things has been a huge hit on Netflix. Picture; contributed

Scam warning issued for Netflix and Amazon Prime users

Netflix users in Scotland are being urged to stay vigilant after an online scam has emerged targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Google has warned users of unsolicited gmail messages.

Gmail hack: Tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Vert Rotors founder Olly Dmitriev says the Scottish Government should learn from the history books to help boost Scotland's start-up sector. Picture: Contributed

Olly Dmitriev: Scotland must help start-ups sail to success

When it comes to investing in start-ups, Scotland could learn a lesson from history.

MRC Technology is moving to Edinburgh BioQuarter from its current base at the city's Western General Hospital. Picture: Dan Phillips

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

A medical research charity is relocating to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter campus as part of a £7 million-plus investment programme.

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