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2012-08-08 21:42:46

It may seem like poppycock, but the methods utilized in the popular movie Armageddon wouldn't work, according to science.

2012-06-27 22:42:40

Women working in hedge funds struggle to be taken seriously at work.

Ongoing and Sustained Clinical Support Required By People With Type 2 Diabetes
2012-06-13 16:36:08

Study analyses impact of one-off advice session and ongoing support for patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

New Supercomputer Will Tackle Mysteries Of Space
2012-06-08 03:27:58

The University of Leicester has been awarded funding to establish a multi-million pound national supercomputer which will make it possible to study space in unprecedented detail and provide new insights into the history of the Universe.

Gold-plated Fossil Cleanup
2012-05-24 07:27:54

A team from the University of Leicester has solved a long-standing problem in fossil research, and their novel approach will assist in the study of ancient specimens.

2012-05-10 13:58:03

Researchers in the University of Leicester's Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology have identified a cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of tinnitus following exposure to loud noises.

2012-05-09 09:34:15

Findings are to be announced today (May 9) on why ex-armed forces personnel end up in prison.

Trials Will Test Curry’s Effect On Bowel Cancer Patients
2012-05-08 08:28:05

A new study from the United Kingdom is putting curry to the test, picking it apart to see if an extract of the spice plays a significant role in the treatment of patients with advanced bowel cancer.

2012-05-01 16:26:09

Scientists using high-powered microscopes have made a stunning observation of the architecture within a cell – and identified for the first time how the architecture changes during the formation of gametes, also known as sex cells, in order to successfully complete the process.

2012-04-19 20:19:43

A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on reducing hospital admissions.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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