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Image 1 - Were Easter Eggs Inspired By Dinosaurs?
2012-04-06 05:41:00

A new study comparing the eggs of various biological species has determined that some types of Easter eggs purchased in the marketplace may actually have been inspired by dinosaurs, not birds.

2012-04-04 12:14:50

You are what you eat is truism that has been given new impetus by 'cutting edge' research led by the University of Leicester that reveals your teeth are literally shaped by your food.

Information Superhighway 'Bypassing Adult Learners'
2012-04-03 03:55:17

Despite a world of opportunities just a click away, there has been no significant shift in the uptake of lifelong learning over the past decade according to new research.

First Evidence Of Space Weathering Found On Comet Wild2
2012-03-27 09:44:24

The traditional picture of comets as cold, icy, unchanging bodies throughout their history is being reappraised in the light of analyses of dust grains from Comet Wild2.

2012-03-26 22:21:05

An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the ability to target and destroy certain cancer cells.

2012-03-26 22:17:33

Patient information leaflets for cancer trials are not up to the job, reveals a new study from the University of Leicester.

Study Discovers How Massive Black Holes Grow So Rapidly
2012-03-25 04:42:56

Black holes that grow to masses billions of times greater than that of our sun most likely reached those sizes by consuming objects from multiple locations at the same time.

2012-03-12 11:31:27

The biggest study into the treatment of urinary incontinence with botulinum toxin (trade name Botox) has demonstrated that it is effective in treating overactive bladder (OAB) - a debilitating common condition which can affect up to 20% of people over the age of 40.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.