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Like a God from the Machine

Can cognitive science help us all agree to disagree?

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Photosynthetic Cell Factories: Making Sugar Out of Air

August 23, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 149

Mary Ann explores how photosynthesising bacteria can be used as chemical factories to make everything from biofuels to cosmetics.

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Wearable Tech: A revolution in healthcare

August 16, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 221

Are you bored of going to the doctor for routine check-ups? Wearable biosensors could be the key to less crowded hospitals.


PARP inhibitors: Synthetic Lethality

August 13, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 287

Chemotherapy is the traditional drug treatment for cancer, effective yet plagued by its side effects. These agents are toxic to cells (cytotoxic) that rapidly divide, hence killing cancer cells throughout the body. However, there are also healthy cells in our bodies that rapidly grow and divide,

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Can fish feel pain or are they just too simple?

August 8, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 288

Martin Foley delves into the psyche of fish and the debate on whether they have the ability to experience pain.

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Nanotechnology behind the evolution of iPhone

August 5, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 345

How could the iPhone become thinner, lighter but stronger year after year?

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Electricity, the key to reversing the effects of stroke?

August 3, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 375

Louise Richardson looks at the pros and cons of zapping your brain to reverse the effects of stroke.

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European Jellyfish Stings: To Pee or Not to Pee, That is the Question

August 1, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 391

Louise Montgomery explores the benefits and problems associated with different treatments for European jellyfish stings, some more exotic than others.