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UoM study finds sandwiches have same environmental impact as cars

Research by the University of Manchester finds that national UK sandwich consumption has equivalent carbon footprint of 8 million cars

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Once in a ‘super blue blood moon’

Many were excited by the rare lunar event that happened on the 31st January, but University of Manchester professor Tim O’Brien is not so sure

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Jodrell Bank Observatory nominated to be World Heritage Site

UK puts forward home of the Lovell telescope and the world’s earliest radio astronomy observatory for World Heritage status

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Robot scientist aids drug-resistant malaria treatment discovery

AI robot, Eve, helped researchers at The University of Manchester and Cambridge to find that a toothpaste ingredient is effective against a drug-resistant malaria parasite

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Tim Peake’s space capsule coming to Manchester

The Soyuz space capsule that carried British astronaut Tim Peake is to make a landing at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry as part of its museum tour

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It’s app-ening: five apps to keep you studying

Get back on track with your studies with the help of these smartphone apps

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Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester

The Christie Hospital in Manchester is to open the first high-energy proton beam cancer treatment centre run by the NHS

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UK wind farm constraint payments ‘scandal’

New information has revealed that in 2017 the National Grid paid wind farms more than £100 million to be switched off and not produce energy, despite preventative measures

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Five Manchester professors make Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Staff at the University have told The Mancunion that they are “utterly floored” and “incredibly honoured” to be recognised by the Queen for their hard work

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Manchester scientists find new test predicts skin cancer return

New findings from the CRUK Manchester Institute show that a test for tumour DNA in the blood can predict skin cancer returning

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Revolutionary graphene sports shoes

The University of Manchester and sportswear company innov-8 collaborate to develop revolutionary new running and fitness shoes using graphene

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Uranium discovery could lead to biodegradable plastic

University of Manchester chemists have found Uranium can perform reactions previously thought to be impossible