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2014-04-07 10:53:15

Scientific uncertainty has been described as a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change.

2014-02-11 10:58:55

New research has revealed a previously unknown mechanism in the body which regulates a hormone that is crucial for motivation, stress responses and control of blood pressure, pain and appetite.

2014-01-22 12:28:58

Scientists have identified a channel present in many pain detecting sensory neurons that acts as a 'brake', limiting spontaneous pain.

Antarctica Holds Subglacial Valley Bigger Than The Grand Canyon
2014-01-14 09:44:05

A team of scientists from Newcastle University, the University of Bristol’s Glaciology Centre, The British Antarctic Survey and the universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and York, have discovered a giant trench below the ice in Antarctica.

2014-01-03 15:54:30

Caught in the act!

2013-12-17 11:23:16

Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health (UK) in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK).

2013-11-25 14:57:05

New research has shown human neural stem cells could improve blood flow in critical limb ischemia through the growth of new vessels.

2013-10-11 13:18:32

A study to assess whether patients prescribed smoking cessation drugs are at an increased risk of suicide, self-harm and treated depression compared with users of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has found no evidence of an increased risk.

2013-10-08 13:20:29

With optical fiber networks gradually approaching their theoretical capacity limits, new types of fibers such as multicore fibers have been at the focus of worldwide research to overcome critical capacity barriers, which threaten the evolution of the Internet.

2013-10-01 13:37:03

New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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