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2010-10-13 10:45:00

How can watching primitive fish rot away reveal answers to the fundamental questions of how, when and why our earliest vertebrate ancestors evolved?

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2010-10-12 23:05:00

Scientists at the University of Leicester are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates– prehistoric animal urine.

2010-10-05 19:05:48

The Government's ability to intervene directly to protect people's health and well-being has reached its limits in modern society because the health issues of today are closely tied in with individual lifestyle choice and freedoms, a leading academic will say today (October 5).

2010-09-17 13:39:22

A new research report published today suggests the police service may have a resource in private security that could contribute to savings of up to £1 billion through collaboration and new ways of working as challenged by the Audit Commission and HMIC.

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2010-09-08 09:34:32

Team led by University of Leicester confirm presence of ultra-bright object in nearby galaxy.

2010-08-31 20:50:24

The grass might not be greener on the other side of the border, a new study from the University of Leicester has found.

2010-08-18 13:18:29

The world's first ever analysis of data from a full scale clinical trial in adults shows that training Health Visitors to assess and psychologically support mothers after childbirth can prevent the development of depression over the following year.

2010-08-11 14:17:00

A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes.

2010-08-10 15:25:53

A new international study investigating the correlation between the Islamic holy month of Ramadan – which begins next week (August 11/12) - and stock markets has discovered that the average stock market returns in predominantly Muslim countries were historically almost nine times higher during Ramadan compared to other months of the lunar calendar.

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2010-08-10 07:45:46

Geologists reconstruct the Earth's climate belts between 460 and 445 million years ago.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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