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Scots businesses offered free trial to fight cyber crime

From the NHS, to the American election – compromised cyber security has loomed large in 2017. But with strict new protection laws on the horizon, how can small businesses keep things compliant, yet still efficient?

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Teenage girls use their smartphones in Santa Monica, California. (Jake Michaels/The New York Times)

David Brooks: Taking on the three evils of Big Tech

Social media and tech firms are to blame for spreading loneliness and addiction, while invading our privacy, writes David Brooks.

Opinion
Websites of the past will be preserved for future reference. Picture: Rob McDougall

Web archive to preserve official Scottish sites for future reference

A new web archive from National Records of Scotland will preserve key official websites to make them available for future generations.

Tech
Govan Graving Docks, built in stages from 1869, was used for ship repairs when Glasgow was one of the worlds busiest ports. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Controversial housing plan for Govan Graving Docks moves forward

More than 700 homes could be built on a Grade A-listed dock complex described by heritage experts as “unique in Scotland” if councillors approve a controversial plan.

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Supporters arrive through the Jeff Astle gates at the Hawthorns before the match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea. Astle, a former West Brom striker, died in 2002 from brain injuries.  Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Glasgow-based team to study risks of dementia from football

A Glasgow-based research team will investigate whether former footballers are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life than the general public.

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Innovation transforms rural healthcare in Scotland

Digital healthcare is linking the NHS to people living on Scottish islands

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Two in five people suffer from a slow internet connection

Clampdown on broadband firms advertising speeds unavailable to most

Broadband firms will no longer be able to claim higher internet speeds which are actually unavailable to the vast majority of customers following a major shake up of how telecoms firms will be allowed to advertise.

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Why research alone isn’t enough for the life sciences sector

David Lee examines why it can be so difficult to turn knowledge into economic growth

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How big data is being used to tackle chronic disease in Scotland

Scotland is leading the way within the field of precision medicine, but how is big data helping tackle chronic disease?

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Five most innovative life science companies in Scotland

Alison McLintock from Leyton shares her insights into five of the most innovative life sciences companies based in Scotland.

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Naveed Ahmad, right, and Dominika Vojtasova both joined Ingenza via IBioICs three-month MSc placement programme. Ahmad, who joined in 2015, now manages Vojtasova, who has just started.

'Dating agency' helps visionary Scottish biotech firms woo brightest brains

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre is acting as a hub between academia and a rapidly evolving market worth billions, supporting funding, equipment and skills

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Inshriach Bothy near Aviemore represents a new generation of hut being built in Scotland. PIC: The Bothy Project.

Hutters wanted for new community in national forest

Those seeking a simpler life will soon have the chance to secure a plot in the first hutting community to be built on Scotland’s national forest estate.

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UK consumers will spend an average of �300 on Black Friday, following the US retail trend. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Top tips for shoppers ahead of Black Friday

Black Friday began in Britain around ten years ago, when internet giant Amazon brought the phenomenon from the United States.

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Video: Scotland’s Life Sciences sector in numbers

Scotland is a hotbed of innovation and investment opportunity for more than 700 Life Sciences companies in a sector moving from strength to strength.

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New homes in Scotland to enjoy ‘ultrafast’ broadband speeds

More than 11,850 new homes across Scotland will have access to some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK after a deal was agreed by Openreach and site developers.

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Professor David Lurie looking through a new scanner which has been likened to "100 MRIs in one". Picture: PA

First patients scanned using ultra-powerful MRI scanner

Patients in Scotland have become the first in the world to use a new scanner which has been likened to “100 MRIs in one”.

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Police could face a new threat from deadly flying robots, campaigners are warning

Leader comment: Killer robots could be the answer to the Fermi paradox

Tiny, flying, killer robots intent on a single purpose – to hunt you down and deliver a lethal blow to the head. This sounds very much like something from the realm of science fiction but is apparently close to becoming reality with little more than the miniaturisation of existing technology required.

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Video: Five of Scotland’s most innovative Life Sciences companies

Half of all Scottish Life Science companies are meditech and pharma organisations, but innovation stretches as far as cloud computing and DNA sequencing.

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Donald Trump has made an average of five false statements a day since becoming US President (Picture: Getty Images)

Timothy Egan: Why fake news triumphed in America

The US is now a country where people live in social media bubbles that only reinforce their worldview, writes Timothy Egan.

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