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L-R: Russell Kane, Helen Czerski, Robin Ince, Brian Cox, and Danielle George Photo: Museum of Science & Industry

Review: The Infinite Monkey Cage

If you are a scientist of any kind, or a middle-aged married couple in your 50s, then you will likely know of ...

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Jodrell Bank blocks home development plans

A proposed new housing development near Jodrell Bank Observatory, in Cheshire, has been blocked on the basis that new electronic appliances in ...

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Female scientists sign letter against hate

A group of women in STEM have written an open letter against Trump and the "anti-science sentiment" he brought to the United ...

L-R: Russell Kane, Helen Czerski, Robin Ince, Brian Cox, and Danielle George Photo: Museum of Science & Industry

Review: The Infinite Monkey Cage

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Jodrell Bank blocks home development plans

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 2
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Female scientists sign letter against hate

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Review: The Infinite Monkey Cage

Megan Harvey reports on seeing the comedy science duo in front of a live audience at the Museum of Science & Industry

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Jodrell Bank blocks home development plans

Fears of increased signal pollution from new homes behind ruling against 120-home development

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Female scientists sign letter against hate

Following Trump’s victory in the US election, nearly 9,000 women have signed an open letter against the “hateful rhetoric that was given a voice” against science and hate

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Bath chemistry academic leads Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam, will present ‘Supercharged: Fuelling the Future’ at the 80th anniversary of Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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Poorest countries aim to eliminate fossil fuels

Some of the poorest countries in the world, who are heavily affected by increasingly extreme weather conditions, have promised to run on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050

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Student’s new cane design to change visually impaired lives

A wireless cane developed by a Manchester PhD student that detects your surroundings is expected to revolutionise quality of life for the blind and visually impaired

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May pledges £2bn a year to science

Theresa May promises an annual £2 billion to scientific research and development (R&D) by 2020 and review of current tax incentives to help the UK’s science and technology industry

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No willpower? Love bacon? Try flexitarianism

Eating less meat could save the planet and you some cash

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Millennials encouraged to take control of their financial future

The mobile app invstr is launching a Student Investing Championship to encourage students to improve their financial skills and understanding of the markets

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AIDS-related deaths could be reduced with anti-fungal drugs

On-going research in early diagnosis and correct treatment of fungal infections suggests many lives could be saved amongst HIV/AIDS sufferers

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Battle of the sexes: can men handle the contraceptive heat?

A recent study into male contraceptive injections was halted when men displayed side effects such as acne, weight gain, muscle pain and mood swings and it seems women are not happy about it

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Can nature documentaries promote conservation?

Nature documentaries have always valued themselves on being educational and entertaining — but are they teaching us anything?