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One Small Step for Geckos, One Giant Leap for Materials

Kirsty McLean discusses the link between gecko feet and newly-developed adhesive materials.

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Quantum Weirdness Survives Latest Experiment

September 19, 2015 • Snippets • Views: 284

Recent loophole-free experiment tests the nature of quantum physics and concludes that reality does not exist until it is measured.

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The insatiable hunger of pancreatic cancer cells

September 5, 2015 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 586

Michaela Mrschtik discusses the self-cannibalising behaviour of pancreatic cancer cells and what this behaviour could mean for developing targeted treatments for pancreatic cancer.

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Parkinson’s Disease: What Does the Future Hold?

August 29, 2015 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 400

Emma Woodham discusses how transforming the skin cells of Parkinson’s patients into neuronal cells could provide a new avenue to understanding the disease and personalise its treatment.

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Can Geoengineering Save Us from Climate Change?

August 22, 2015 • Snippets • Views: 349

Teo Aldea discusses whether clever geoengineering alone can solve the issues posed by climate change.

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The neuroscience of (not) pulling the trigger

August 8, 2015 • Snippets • Views: 515

Yulia Revina discusses the neuroscience behind action inhibition and how 'brain training' can help.

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Clinical Lycanthropy: Where Psychiatry and Mythology Collide

August 4, 2015 • Snippets • Views: 625

Rebecca Baird explores clinical lycanthropy, an affliction based in mythic tales of old.

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The Secret Underground World of Bacteria

July 25, 2015 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 639

Have you ever stopped to consider what could be lurking in the dark of the Glasgow Subway Stations? New York could hold the answer.