October 21, 2019

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We have all heard in the news recently how plastic straws and microbeads have been removed from the shelves to reduce their environmental impact. Whilst this is a step in the right direction, there is still got a long way to go if we are to reduce...

October 3, 2019

Hello! I am Victor Pang and I am a paranormal scientist. It took me so long to post this speech because my laptop has been very slow, the ghosts are preventing me from writing this. After wearing my anti-ghost repellent beads and closing 500 tabs on Internet Explorer,...

March 15, 2019

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On the face of things, it seems to be a scientific miracle, not one, but two patients recently announced to be showing signs of remission from HIV after receiving stem cell transplants. 

The first to be announced was the anonymous “London pa...

March 1, 2019

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A collaborative research project to tackle the UK’s leading cause of gastrointestinal infections is to start at the University of Kent.

The aim of the project is to develop a way for farmers to identify the Crytosporidium parasite which caus...

December 7, 2018

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A global push by the scientific community to sequence the genomes of all 1.5 million known animal, plant, fungi, and protozoan species was launched in London on the 1st of November.

The Darwin Tree of Life Project is the UK branch of the i...

December 3, 2018

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Last year, Allergy UK estimated that four out of ten people in Britain will suffer an allergy. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to harmless substances and can range from food allergies, sinusitis, asthma, skin...

November 30, 2018

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‘The challenges we face must be tackled in a manner that benefits everyone and those challenges are better faced together.’

This is one of the closing statements used in two separate letters sent to Prime Minister Theresa May...

November 25, 2018

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Dr Josiah Zayner is not averse to rocking the boat. The self-described biohacker and ‘mad pirate king of biotech’ has an impressive rap sheet of doing science differently. 

Zayner got into trouble with the FDA after his company sold kits that...

October 10, 2018

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At a recent workshop held by CERN, a European organization for nuclear research, senior scientist Professor Alessandro Strumia made several comments stating his belief that physics ‘was invented and built by men’. This statement was made to an audie...

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