Democratic frontunner Hillary Clinton’s voting precinct leaders check final counts before her victory  by five delegates to Bernie Sanders’s four, in Simpson Barn, Johnston, a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Simon Carswell

“Come on over here, I’ll give you some ice cream,” says a Martin O’Malley supporter, trying to encourage a Bernie Sanders man to defect to the long-sh(...)

Syn-bio fun: fluorescent pet fish. Illustration: Michael Viney

Browsing on the multitude of entries for the recent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and noting, with pleasure, their many explorations (...)

Files: The entrance sign is seen at the headquarters of Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Photograph: Juliette MICHEL/AFP/Getty Images

Monsanto plans to cut another 1,000 jobs worldwide, bringing total planned cuts to 3,600, about 16 per cent of its workforce, according to a filing wi(...)

HTC: reporting results. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images
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Work from the series Markings: ox mountain sheep wool, Co Sligo, and branding fluid; by Brigitta Varadi and Noel Ruane

What if we’re wrong about climate change? What has art got to say about it, and how can it help? With COP21, the next conference on the subject, due i(...)

Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

European shares crept higher yesterday as expectations of a positive close to the year and continued central bank support before an ECB meeting tod(...)

Bayer chief executive Marijn Dekkers: would not comment on targets but said seeds was an area where the company was keen to strengthen. Photograph: Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty Images

Bayer says it is interested in acquisitions and partnerships in crop science after the partial disposal of its plastics business increased the group’s(...)

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop  was the subject of a keynote speech at SXSW Eco

South By SouthWest (SXSW) is the poster child for successful conference expansion. Starting with just music and film back in 1987, which takes place (...)

Paddy Power rose by 19.5 per cent to €93 a share on foot of its announcement of a merger with UK betting exchange Betfair

European shares ended nearly two per cent lower yesterday after a volatile session, hit by a late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer (...)

Monsanto has made an increased takeover offer to Syngenta, seeking to draw the Swiss pesticide producer to the negotiating table. Photo: Reuters

Monsanto has made an increased takeover offer to Syngenta, seeking to draw the Swiss pesticide producer to the negotiating table after its earlier app(...)