Latest Paul Davies Stories

2009-10-26 07:00:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Instead of killing cancer cells, researchers at Arizona State University will use the laws of physics to figure out how to control them. And, rather than treating cancer as a disease and seeking a cure, ASU scientists will view cancer cells as physical objects and study them the way a physicist would, using simple variables like temperature, pressure and force. That fresh approach is behind a new research center at Arizona State University - one of 12...

2009-07-07 14:13:51

As the world celebrates Charles Darwin, who was born 200 years ago, physicists can be forgiven a certain jealousy at the spotlight being placed on his profound legacy. But physicists have in fact had a huge impact on biology "“ no more so than in helping to discover the structure of DNA and in developing medical-imaging techniques like MRI. The July issue of Physics World marks those achievements and examines at some of the ways in which current ideas in physics are still changing...

2009-02-17 09:40:00

A major science conference has heard that alien life may be thriving right here on Earth, BBC News reported. According to Professor Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona State University, our planet may harbor forms of "weird life" unrelated to life as we know it. He says that this "shadow life" might be hidden amongst toxic lakes or in boiling deep sea hydrothermal vents. Scientists are being called on by him to launch a "mission to Earth," by trawling hostile environments for signs of...

2008-10-10 18:00:09

By PAUL DAVIES SIR - Liberal Democrat Assembly Health Spokeswoman, Jenny Randerson, wrote in the Western Mail that we should keep politics out of the health service. We created a Welsh Assembly. Half of its expenditure is on health and Jenny Randerson says that the politicians should stay out. What is the point of democratic government? Most commentators agree that the health service can only succeed if people are involved in managing their own health, taking responsibility for...

2008-07-27 00:00:17

A man with mental health problems who was convicted of a serious assault gave his carers the slip during a shopping trip to Weston. Paul Davies, 26, went missing at 2.30pm on Thursday. Concerns are growing for his welfare as he has several medical conditions as well as mental health problems. He had been detained under the Mental Health Act at a secure unit in the Weston area. It is thought he may be in the Weston or Pembrokeshire areas. Anyone with information is asked to call...

2008-07-08 15:00:56

LEWISTON - L/A Arts Gallery 5 is celebrating summer with the opening of a new exhibit, "Through the Window," featuring a mix of returning artists and several new artists. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the gallery at 49 Lisbon St. Murad Sayen returns with "The Saints Above," an oil-on-panel rendering of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and neighboring homes. Sayen's work is reminiscent of Edward Hopper's stark urban scenes, using sharp lines and large...

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