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Searching For Richard III
2012-11-15 22:47:41

A new archaeological dig in Leicester, England has members of the team wondering if they might have unearthed the skeleton of the tyrannical and power-hungry king.

Unique Spinal Nerve Cell Activity Discovery Announced
2012-11-08 16:59:01

Research team identifies novel forms of activity linked to development of motor behaviors such as swimming

Key To Controlling Fruit Ripening Could Be In The Functions Of Chloroplasts
2012-11-01 14:51:47

Biologists may have unearthed the potential to manipulate the functions of chloroplasts, the parts of plant cells responsible for photosynthesis.

2012-10-26 12:40:05

The NHS should implement a non-invasive alternative to autopsies, according to a Department of Health-commissioned report by leading UK experts within the field of post-mortem cross-sectional imaging.

2012-10-09 14:15:44

Britain's most comprehensive study of hate crime is being launched this month in Leicester by a specialist research team at the University of Leicester.

2012-10-03 15:27:18

Mental health workers are more likely to be depressed or anxious when they experience discrimination from their managers than when it comes from patients, a study has found.

Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper

2012-09-18 22:53:02

Published in the leading US policy journal Milbank Quarterly, the research found huge variability in how English hospitals collected, recorded and reported their rates of central line infections to a patient safety program.

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2012-09-12 20:26:03

Archaeologists are saying they have uncovered some human remains during their search for King Richard III.

'Huge Step Forward' In King Richard III Search Announced By Archaeology Team
2012-09-05 16:32:45

University of Leicester team confirms it has found medieval Grey Friars Church – the burial place of Richard III


Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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