Category Archives: Science

17Mar/17

Scientists suggest volcanic eruptions formed Snowball Earth

A new theory from scientists at Harvard University posits that atmospheric sulfur resulting from volcanic activity may have led to the Earth’s first and largest ever planetary freezing. Continue reading

13Mar/17

Artificial human life could soon be grown from lab

UK (Next Media) – UK scientists have successfully grown a mouse embryo in the lab using only stem cells, which indicates this procedure could be eventually applied to growing artificial human embryos.
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15Nov/16

Robot dinosaurs get Raspberry Pi make-over

Animatronic dinosaurs at one of the UK’s oldest theme parks are being given a new lease of life after being fitted with a Raspberry Pi, using cognitive computing technology. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

05Oct/16

Molecular machines drive Nobel chemistry prize

The 2016 Nobel prize in chemistry goes to a trio of European scientists for developing groundbreaking ‘molecular machines’ that the selection committee says are as exciting as the electric motor was in the 1830s. Mana Rabiee reports.
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26Aug/16

Crying is a baby’s Trump call – study

The sound of crying babies can adversely affect adults’ ability to perform basic tasks, but also triggers decisiveness in our response, according to a new study. After asking recently for a crying infant to be removed from a Republican Party rally, US Presidential nominee Donald Trump might agree. Jim Drury reports.
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12Feb/16
Einstein's gravitational waves

Einstein’s gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone

Scientists say they can now “hear the universe” at a news conference in which they confirmed they have detected gravitational waves, a landmark discovery.

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10Feb/16
The BICEP2 telescope in Antarctica

Ripple effect: scientists await word on gravitational waves

A century after Albert Einstein proposed their existence, there are ripples of excitement in the scientific community about possible confirmation of existence of gravitational waves, a discovery that could open a new window on the universe.

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10Feb/16
Locust swarms

Maths link to future locust dispersal

Mathematicians say that by using their newly developed model of locust behaviour, it could be possible to create better dispersal methods to prevent the creatures causing devastation. Jim Drury reports.
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26Jan/16

Doomsday Clock remains at three minutes to midnight

Scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, keep the clock at three minutes to midnight.

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