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2010-02-08 06:25:00

Scientists announced Sunday they have identified for the first time definitive variants associated with biological ageing in humans.

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2010-01-31 13:27:43

Decaying corpses are usually the domain of forensic scientists, but paleontologists have discovered that studying rotting fish sheds new light on our earliest ancestry.

2010-01-28 11:40:06

The research, led by Professor Panicos Demetriades of the University of Leicester, suggests that privatising government owned banks without having an effective system of regulation in place can result in a collapse of depositors' confidence in banking.

2010-01-19 21:11:03

A new study from the University of Leicester has found that most men in Europe descend from the first farmers who migrated from the Near East 10,000 years ago.

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2009-12-13 15:43:03

Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung.

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2009-12-10 16:25:00

XMM-Newton, the most powerful X-ray observatory ever built and launched into space, marks its 10th anniversary on December 10th.

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2009-11-25 13:23:50

New research at the University of Leicester has identified scores of Sicilian temples built to face the rising Sun, shedding light on the practices of the Ancient Greeks.

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2009-11-16 09:49:15

A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.

2009-09-22 10:41:35

Major study involves university professor of psychiatry.

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2009-09-11 06:45:00

It was 25 years ago today that British scientist Alec Jeffreys discovered that people have so-called "DNA fingerprints” -- exclusive patterns of genetic material that can uniquely identify them.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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