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Have you heard of Thorium?

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Have you heard of Thorium?

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Have you heard of Thorium? No? Neither had I until a friend alerted me to this FANTASTIC TED talk. This gentleman simply offers a safe, practical solution to fossil fuel, that we could adopt immediately. All th...

New hope for HIV: Researchers develop effective AIDS vaccine for monkeys

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New hope for HIV: Researchers develop effective AIDS vaccine for monkeys

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Researchers have developed a potential HIV vaccine in monkeys that may eventually lead to protection for humans. The team at Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, produced a...

Parasitic worm discovery could improve the health of one billion people worldwide

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Parasitic worm discovery could improve the health of one billion people worldwide

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Scientists have discovered why some people may be protected from harmful parasitic worms naturally while others are not in what could lead to new therapies for up to one billion people worldwide. Parasitic worms...

Good news for London 2012: Performance arts and film to enhance East End life in run up to Olympics

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Good news for London 2012: Performance arts and film to enhance East End life in run up to Olympics

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East London life will be celebrated and enhanced in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games after Queen Mary, University of London successfully secured two funding awards. Senior Drama Lecturer Ali C...

Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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A cursor on a computer screen can be controlled using thoughts about a range of vowel sounds, research has found. Brain signals have been translated into motion or even pictures before, but the current research show...

Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Scientists in Brazil are turning fruit fibers into car parts. At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society, the researchers described their work in making the next generation of automotive parts made from na...

You’re Hired! Charity benefits as students show business flair for ten pounds challenge

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You’re Hired! Charity benefits as students show business flair for ten pounds challenge

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Students who were challenged to use creativity and business sense to raise as much money as possible from a £10 sum, have raised hundreds more and donated much of it to charity. The students at the University of ...

Mice baldness reversed

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Mice baldness reversed

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Mouse researchers conducting stress hormone experiments have stumbled onto a surprising new discovery — a potential treatment for hair loss. Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Vetera...

Microscope could ‘solve the cause of viral diseases’

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Microscope could ‘solve the cause of viral diseases’

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University of Manchester scientists have produced the world’s most powerful optical microscope, which could help understand the causes of many viruses and diseases.

Good news for chronic back pain: Archeology and computer skills used to develop new treatment

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Good news for chronic back pain: Archeology and computer skills used to develop new treatment

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The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain for the first time. The research brings together archaeology and anthropology exper...

2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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A sustainable rain garden designed to capture every drop of water that falls onto it has been unveiled as one of the leading attractions at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Working on the project is Newcastle Univer...

Surgeons restore woman’s voice after more than a decade of silence

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Surgeons restore woman’s voice after more than a decade of silence

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In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons has restored the voice of a US woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade. The surgical team, inclu...

Good news for children’s health: Kids who exercise with their best friends are more physically active

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Good news for children’s health: Kids who exercise with their best friends are more physically active

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Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research has found. The study examined the extent to whic...

Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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People who have a positive outlook on life and can put on a brave face during adversity are better able to bounce back from illness, a new study suggests. Research at Bangor University, examining how people respo...

Healthy eating in early life can positively affect reproduction

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Healthy eating in early life can positively affect reproduction

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Eating well in early life could have a positive impact on your reproductive success as an adult, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. It says it's the first study of its kind to show that ear...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Zuckerberg agrees to donate most of his wealth to charity