Tag : Henry Beach

Science | What does Schrödinger’s Cat refer to?

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Schrödinger’s Cat is a thought experiment used to highlight ambiguity in Quantum Physics. Simplified: A cat is placed in a closed box containing a vial of poison with a 50 per cent chance of breaking. Before opening the box the cat is said to be in super-position, neither dead nor … Read More

Science | New biosensor for Alzheimer’s

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A new biosensor developed by scientists at the University of Leeds could revolutionise the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The research explains how the biosensor measures harmful clusters of the protein amyloid-beta in a patient’s bloodstream, an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease. The sensor works by a blood test. Previous studies … Read More

Science | Crowdfunding: science by popular demand

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India this month participated in one of the most important races and feats of human ingenuity. The race to Mars is well under way and whist many acknowledge the noble intent of the mission, the search for potential life forms, living or deceased, should a nation of devastating poverty be sending … Read More

Science | Nutt calls for an alcoholic alternative

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Alcohol’s consumption of health care and policing resources has caused the former chair of the British Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, David Nutt, to request greater funding and investigation into ‘synthol’, a pharmaceutical improvement on ethanol. Alcohol is an excessively toxic compound to biological systems and should it … Read More

Science | The sniffles

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Ah-choo..! Excuse me; it’s that time of year again. The polite thing for me to do would be to blow my nose into a handkerchief, only to repeat the action a hundred times over to prevent an avalanche of mucus descending on my face. However, politeness may be doing us more … Read More

Science | Caution called for at UK genome project

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We live in an age of subversion and sabotage, though not through your typical James Bond espionage, but data acquisition and hacking. Media mules Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, among other editors currently stand trial for the invasion of private data. Edward Snowden’s revelations have also bought the USA’s National … Read More

Science | The economic power that is your nostrils

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Whilst we humans like to think of ourselves at the top of the biological tree, we are in fact rather feeble animals when it comes to our senses. In comparison to most other beasts our field of view is blinkered, our auditory dampened and our sense of smell bunged up. … Read More

Science | Drink myths busted

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Whether it’s an Otley Run, club night or just a quiet night down the pub it’s fair to say that most students will end up drinking some kind of alcohol this Freshers’ Week. LS Science takes some of the most common myths you’ll hear about booze and puts them to the test. … Read More