Tag Archive: research

Mr LaCour’s Unbelievable Findings

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By Marie Rogers On my way to work I was listening to the podcast This American Life. They reported a recent study which found that canvassers could change voters’ minds about gay marriage… Continue reading

Carbon capture: recovering the riches that go up in smoke

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By Adam Smith With UN climate talks taking place in New York in September, the issues of climate change and energy security were thrust right to the forefront of global concern. World leaders… Continue reading

Bacteria Wars: the scientist strikes back

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By Kruti Shrotri Bacterial infections are becoming a serious threat to society as the bacteria that cause them become increasingly resistant to our current antibiotics. Earlier this year, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame… Continue reading

Missing: Titan’s waves. If found report to NASA

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By Kruti Shrotri Titan is one of the most intriguing bodies in our solar system. The largest of Saturn’s sixty-two moons, it is the only planetary object other than Earth known to have… Continue reading

Sleepless night? Could blame it on the moonlight!

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By Anna Tiley There really is no doubt about it; I come from a family of major sleepaholics. We really relish a good night’s sleep and, particularly among the Mexican relatives, it’s common… Continue reading

Milgram’s trials stand the test of time

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By Marie Rogers It has been just over 50 years since Stanley Milgram’s famous and iconic series of experiments on human obedience took place. The experiments were conducted during the trials of Nazis… Continue reading

Jackpot or jack-all: you decide

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By Marie Rogers In our day-to-day lives we need to make thousands of decisions, big and small: what should I wear? Should I take an umbrella? Is it safe to walk down that… Continue reading

A brantastic way to tackle obesity

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By Lauren Hoskin It comes as no surprise that bulky fibre in the diet makes us feel full. Yet scientists have recently discovered a chemical, released by fibre-guzzling bacteria in the gut, that… Continue reading

Fifty shades before grey

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By Anna Tiley A recent conversation with a friend somehow turned to the topic of human hair colour. What determines hair colour? And why does it change with age?

There’s no place quite like home.

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By Adam Smith Astronomers operating NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have spotted the most Earth-like planet found to date, around 500 light years across the galaxy from our Earth. Kepler-186f, a rocky planet which… Continue reading