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Historic viaduct in Leeds to be transformed into a sky park

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Plans to regenerate the disused Monk Bridge viaduct into a high line park with shops, bars and restaurants occupying its arches have been given the go ahead by an enthusiastic decision-making panel. The project is said to be inspired by The Highline – a 1.45 mile long park on an … Read More

The March for Science

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In protest to the Trump administration’s views on climate change, science policy and their continual exclusion of scientific evidence from policy decisions, scientists organised rallies and marches in over 600 cities around the world on April 22nd. Though this event was centred on the United States, the side-lining of scientific … Read More

Tribology: A little bit of friction goes a long way

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This weird sounding word does not mean the study of tribes, as many puzzled people have asked me before, though perhaps the subtitle has given it away. Tribology is the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion – which, I give you, doesn’t sound interesting when taken at face value. … Read More

Trees die. Let’s plant some more

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On Monday America’s oldest oak tree – located in a New Jersey Presbyterian churchyard – was felled, bringing an end to a life that had spanned 600 years. Yes, it hadn’t reached the age of the Big Belly Oak in Wiltshire’s Royal Hunting Forest, or Nottinghamshire’s The Major Oak – … Read More

From Cove to Captivity: Taiji’s deadly dolphin secret

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Today, on National Dolphin Day, we devote some time to celebrate this intelligent and beautiful mammal. We also celebrate that the once glamorous marine animal performance industry has taken a serious hit in the last few years, due to increased awareness of the animal welfare issues involved. Animal rights activists … Read More

Tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world

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According to new analysis by the Student Loan Calculator website, domestic university tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world. The average annual cost of £9,188 now exceeds that of the average domestic student at a public university in the United States, who pays the equivalent of … Read More

Criminal records set for students who plagiarise work

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New government plan seeks to punish university students who pay for pre-written essays, which is detailed to include fines as well as a possible criminal record. For the first time in the UK, students who cheat on essays, whether it be plagiarism or external bodies write their essays for them, … Read More

IPA And All That – A Memorable History Of Alcohol Part 1

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Humanity has always had a drinking problem. From our hunter-gatherer days, to when we settled down to farm and onto the modern day where we produce alcoholic drinks in industrial quantities; consumption of alcohol has defined us socially, culturally, and even religiously. Pinpointing when, or where, our obsession with ethanol … Read More

Good Grief, it’s a new coral reef

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A 3,600-square mile coral reef ecosystem has been discovered beneath the murky waters of the Amazon river’s mouth and is now known as one of the greatest reef systems in the world! This 600-mile-long reef stretches along the coast of French Guiana and northern Brazil and was discovered by a … Read More

Losing a language – a war of attrition

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Linguists describe the languages we’ve learnt from birth, and throughout our teenage years, as our native language, native tongue or mother tongue. You have probably heard these expressions before, however in linguistics – the study of language – a person’s native language is referred to as L1. As we grow … Read More