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2014-05-27 11:46:17

An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients.

2012-01-13 14:50:24

In a breakthrough paper published in this week's issue of Science magazine, researchers from Sandia's Combustion Research Facility, the University of Manchester and Bristol University report direct measurements of reactions of a gas-phase Criegee intermediate using photoionization mass spectrometry.

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2010-12-17 09:20:00

Working through lunch to increase productivity or snacking in front of the computer while trying to level up an MMORPG character could increase an individual's food intake for the rest of the day.

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2010-01-11 06:25:00

Cleopatra may have rocked a mean cat eye, but she wasn’t history’s first style icon - scientists say that title may belong to Neanderthals who lived over 50,000 years ago.

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2009-09-24 12:25:25

According to a study that might help predict rising sea levels linked to climate change, scientists are surprised at how fast coastal ice in Antarctica and Greenland is thinning.

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2009-05-06 05:40:53

Scientists have used a clay sculpture to recreate the face of the earliest known European.

2008-09-27 00:00:12

Children raised in obsessively clean households could be more likely to develop diabetes, Bristol University scientists have claimed. Studies on mice discovered that 80 per cent developed severe type one diabetes when living in a bacteria-free environment.

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2008-09-17 17:05:00

A new British assessment has found that most of the recently discovered dinosaurs are indeed new to science.

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2008-06-28 15:35:00

Researchers have developed surveillance technology that can identify thousands of near identical African Penguins and then monitor them over long periods of time.

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2008-05-20 09:40:00

A new technique that mimics healing processes found in nature could enable damaged aircraft to mend themselves automatically, even during a flight.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.