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Controversy: Animal testing

The use of animals in science can be traced back as far as the Ancient Greeks. Since then, huge advancements in science ...

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Smear test 'not needed for lesbian women'?

A survey of lesbian and transgender women in the North-West, carried out by the University of Salford, revealed that 37 per cent ...

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Become a master of memory within weeks

As students, every semester we meticulously memorise indefinitely long lists of essential vocabulary, only to forget it all within days of completing ...

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Controversy: Animal testing

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Smear test 'not needed for lesbian women'?

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Become a master of memory within weeks

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Controversy: Animal testing

This week, Senior Science & Technology Reporter, Serena Holloway, tackles the ongoing debate on animal testing in pharmaceutical development

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Smear test ‘not needed for lesbian women’?

LGBT+ groups have said that gay women are being told that they do not need mandatory cervical screenings

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Become a master of memory within weeks

A new memorising technique has revealed that we may all have the capability to become a ‘genius’

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Global News: Science

Read the best science news from around the world this week

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‘Changing Stations’ music album tells story of synaesthesia

Manchester composer, Daniel Liam Glyn, uses music to tell a story of his neurological condition and his love for London

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Global News: Science

Read the best science news from around the world this week

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‘Hover train’ cuts Manchester to Liverpool journey to seven minutes

New North-West transport plans include ‘MagLev’ or ‘hover trains’ that can cut Manchester to Liverpool train times from an hour to just seven minutes

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Preview: MedX Future of Healthcare conference

Manchester healthcare innovation start-up, ReThinkX, is to hold their 3rd annual MedX Future of Healthcare conference on 25th March

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Feature: Women of Science campaign

Manchester PhD researcher, Rhys Archer, speaks to The Mancunion about her journey to empower female scientists around the world, with her inspiring and ‘relatable’ Women of Science campaign

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Scientists are facing a ‘reproducibility crisis’

90 per cent of scientists are in fear of losing funding after results become harder to reproduce

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Creative climate activists use paintings for protests

Campaigns escalate in attempts to encourage a top London university to divest from all fossil fuels

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Women in science: absolutely zero boundaries

In honour of International Women’s Day, Science & Technology Reporter, Katie Holmes, takes us through the most influential and inspiring female scientists in Manchester’s history