Category Archives: Science

30Mar/17

Scientists map Arabica coffee genome

Researchers have mapped the genome for Arabica coffee in an effort to unlock its delicious secrets and protect it against disease and climate change in the future.
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21Mar/17

Tiny predator is Top Gun of the insect world

A tiny fly, the size of a grain of rice, could be the Top Gun of the insect world after Cambridge scientists identified its remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, as Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading

20Mar/17

How coral bleaching happens

Scientists are warning that vast swathes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may never recover from repeated coral bleaching.
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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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