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Run the Experiments (20) – Fooled Again

(December 13th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.

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Run the Experiments (19) – A Sorry Sight

(December 12th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.

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Ongoing UK Research Problems (12): Faith, Hope, Hype and Brexit

(December 11th, 2017) Following the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, the UK government has resolved to be the first nation ever to withdraw from the European Union. In the absence of any previous example nor any clear plan for how the UK will achieve its divorce, uncertainty reigns, not least for UK science.

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Science Fun of the Week

(December 8th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Science Limericks.

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Imaging the Second Brain

(December 7th, 2017) What causes Parkinson’s disease, why do neurons in the brain die? How could we diagnose the disease earlier? A group at KU Leuven in Belgium, counterintuitively, took a closer look at patients’ guts.

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Ongoing UK Research Problems (11) – Time to Panic?

(December 6th, 2017) Following the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, the UK government has resolved to be the first nation ever to withdraw from the European Union. In the absence of any previous example nor any clear plan for how the UK will achieve its divorce, uncertainty reigns.

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400 Million-Year-Old Questions

(December 5th, 2017) What do fish scales and teeth have in common? Quite a lot, say researchers from the University of Cambridge. For instance, their embryonic origin.

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Science Fun of the Week

(December 1st, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Ghosts in resin.

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Influential Circles

(November 30th, 2017) They are the cream of the crop in their respective fields – measured by citations. Clarivate Analytics has revealed this year's “Highly-Cited Researchers”.

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Ongoing UK Research Problems (10) – Losing EU Funding

(November 28th, 2017) Following the result of the 2016 ‘Brexit’ referendum, the UK government has resolved to be the first nation ever to withdraw from the European Union. In the absence of any previous example nor any clear plan for how the UK will achieve its divorce, uncertainty reigns.

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Science Fun of the Week

(November 24th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Sounds in the Forest.

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Ongoing UK Research Problems (9) – Brexit Uncertainties

(November 23rd, 2017) Following the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, the UK government has resolved to be the first nation ever to withdraw from the European Union. In the absence of any previous example nor any clear plan for how the UK will achieve its divorce, uncertainty reigns.

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