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Supermassive Black Holes Smash Planets To Dust
2011-10-28 10:15:33

Fat doughnut-shaped dust shrouds that obscure about half of supermassive black holes could be the result of high speed crashes between planets and asteroids.

Image 1 - Tiny Fossil Fragment Reveals Giant-but-ugly-truth
2011-10-13 10:51:26

New research from the Universities of Portsmouth and Leicester has identified a small fossil fragment at the Natural History Museum, London as being part of a giant pterosaur – setting a new upper limit for the size of winged and toothed animals.

2011-10-12 11:51:06

Geologists are warning of shortages and bottlenecks of some metals due to an insatiable demand for consumer products.

Breakthrough Brain Study Reveals Stress Code
2011-10-04 04:43:18

Neuroscience team discovers new player in how brain deals with stress.

Tenerife Landscape Reveals Explosive Past
2011-10-03 04:51:52

Volcanologists from the University of Leicester have uncovered one of the world's best-preserved accessible examples of a monstrous landslide that followed a huge volcanic eruption on the Canarian island of Tenerife.

Online Romance Scams Hit Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims
2011-09-28 04:53:11

New study reveals scale and prevalence of new form of fraud.

2011-09-27 14:51:14

New research on public perceptions about cancer reveals that 50-year-old ideas still hold sway while many current lifestyle messages are not getting through.

2011-09-26 11:22:16

Scientists have for the first time discovered sixteen new sections of the genetic code that relate to lung health -- opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases.

2011-09-15 12:37:21

Are children as young as five years old so driven by consumerism and fashion that they are in danger of 'losing' their childhood?

2011-09-01 12:08:49

A new hi-tech £1million-plus non-invasive disease detection facility, developed by the University of Leicester, has been unveiled today (Sept 1st 2011) for use in Leicester Royal Infirmary's A&E department.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.