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Science Fun of the Week

(April 28th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Best-of March for Science signs.


“Cochrane Presents Information, which can be Trusted”

(April 27th, 2017) An interview with Britta Lang, Deputy Director of the German Cochrane Centre, about the interactions underlying one of the world’s largest medical research collaborations.


Run the Experiments (4)

(April 25th, 2017) Here's Lab Times' new serialised crime story. Episode 4: Meeting the boss.


Science Moves the World

(April 24th, 2017) Impressions from the March for Science in Leipzig, Germany.


Science Fun of the Week

(April 21st, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: A happy face in the reproductive system.


Fabric Defence

(April 20th, 2017) Ticks and bedbugs are an increasing health problem worldwide. The EU-supported BETITEX project has come up with a solution: an environmentally and human-friendly textile that protects against these unwanted “guests”.


Run the Experiments (3)

(April 18th, 2017) Here's Lab Times' new serialised crime story. Episode 3: A difficult situation.


Small and Effective

(April 13th, 2017) Aptamers are becoming increasingly popular as therapeutics and antibody alternatives. Because of their size, they could prove valuable for neurosciences, too.


An Unwelcome Return

(April 11th, 2017) The alarming rise in measles outbreaks across Europe is challenging efforts towards eliminating this contagious disease. Lab Times contacted the WHO Regional Office for Europe to understand the bare facts.


Run the Experiments (2)

(April 10th, 2017) Here's Lab Times' new serialised crime story. Episode 2: Eureka!


Science Fun of the Week

(April 7th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Confectionary rabbit auricular amputation.


“We Need to Increase the Public Understanding of Evolution”

(April 6th, 2017) Last February, an extraordinary conference took place in Portugal. It was a meeting to discuss how to teach society about evolution and why this is so important. We spoke with the event's organisers about the challenges of presenting the concept of evolution to the general public.


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