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Parents arguingIs parental divorce hazardous to your health?
Individuals who experience parental separation before the age of 16 have raised inflammation during adulthood, new study reveals...

Young couple on beachBaby bust: economic crisis causes fall in birth rates
Global recession has put some young people off starting families and caused a decline in birth rates across Europe, according to demographers in Germany...

Sugar and sweetenersAre artificial sweeteners faking their health benefits?
Despite being touted as a healthy alternative to sugar, artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of certain diseases to the same extent...

ZombieZombies offer fresh insights into crowd behaviour
Zombie simulator reveals how stress can impact decision making and crowd behaviour during emergency evacuations…

Child sleeping next to alarm clockIrregular bedtimes affect children's intellectual ability
Erratic bedtimes throughout early childhood can negatively impact intellectual performance and may have knock-on health effects...

EarthwormWorm poo could reveal secrets of climate history
Earthworm excrement could help academics to piece together prevailing weather conditions from thousands of years ago...

Goffin's cockatoosWho's a clever bird? Cockatoos solve five-lock problem
Cognitive biologists show that the Goffin cockatoo has the technical intelligence to engage in sequential problem solving...

Night working on laptopClock on: gene variants and night shifts up breast cancer risk
Particular variations in clock genes can increase the risk of breast cancer for night shift workers, Norwegian researchers have found...

Galapagos sea lionsEndangered sea lions' fate may be sealed by humans
Human influences put the immune systems of Galápagos sea lions into overdrive and could threaten the species’ survival, says ZSL’s Dr Paddy Brock...

Crocodile close-upMicro-organs make brutish crocodilians supersensitive
Multi-sensory organs scattered across the skin of crocodilians make them sensitive to movement, temperature and chemical stimuli...

Tree Guide UKName that tree: new app offers assistance to budding botanists
Dr Alan Birkett discusses Tree Guide UK: a new application to facilitate onsite tree identification...

George OsborneRCUK offers cautious thanks for 2015/16 science budget
Research Councils UK welcomes Chancellor George Osborne’s investment in science, but warns of ‘continued challenges’ for Britain’s research community...

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Once again the crystal skull and magic beans tendency has cast it's dead hand over this website. This is a terrible shame, and lends me to believe that it's editors won't be satisfied until they've featured a geneticist working to create a centaur. Or at least an elf.


Commented Roger Breeze on
Zombies offer fresh insights into crowd behaviour
This is not the serious science of challenging, checking, and probing; this is destructive and loudly clamouring scepticism born of vested interest, nimbyism, public-seeking controversialism, or sheer blinkered, dogmatic, political bloody-mindedness.

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey MP speaking on 'destructive' climate change scepticism



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