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Science Funding: Penny for your Thoughts

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Preventing the spread of the Zika virus to the UK, ground-breaking cancer research, or the production of vaccines for deadly diseases; all important work, I’m sure you’ll agree, but have you ever wondered just who decides how and where allotted research money is spent? Science funding is, frankly, something we … Read More

The Zika Virus: What we know

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While Brazil prepares for a huge influx of athletes and spectators celebrating the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, there’s already a more sinister visitor which threatens the livelihood of millions of innocent lives: the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Described as the “perfect mosquito” and known to infect hosts with yellow fever … Read More

Snowflakes

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It’s usually cold and rainy in Leeds, but imagine, just for a second, that you’re somewhere snowy; the cold bites at your cheeks and the snow is floating down. You hold out your hands and a snowflake lands on the end of your finger. Looking closely at this snowflake, you … Read More

Growing Steel Crisis: Testing the Mettle of UK Steel-makers

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Something is up with the steel industry, something much more complex than productivity or profit. What was once a flagship for industrial might, today, the current slump suffered by British steel jeopardises thousands of jobs, the livelihood of communities and ultimately the country’s position in the market. As cheap Chinese-produced … Read More

COP21: The Climate Cards are dealt

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This year, on the 30th November, around 40,000 participants from leading nations will meet in Paris – a city known best for its culture and beauty – to instead discuss a rather ugly subject; global climate change. The hope is that, after 12 days of tense negotiations, world leaders will … Read More