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Mooloo: The Scientists Potty Training Cows to Save the World

Mooloo: The Scientists Potty Training Cows to Save the World

Cattle farming has a huge environmental impact, but seems unlikely to disappear any time soon. Find out how scientists are potty training cows to lesson their impact on climate change.
Giving birth through your penis?

Giving birth through your penis?

Can you even fathom giving birth through your penis? We look at how hyenas do this through a pseudo-penis structure
Intelligent plants and their senses

Intelligent plants and their senses

How much do our plants understand about their surroundings? Maybe more than we think.
I can’t be-leaf it: How and why the autumn leaves change colour

I can’t be-leaf it: How and why the autumn leaves change colour

Every autumn, we know that the leaves will change and fall from trees, but what is the science controlling beautiful phenomenon?
Imposter syndrome: Why Do We Feel Like Frauds?

Imposter syndrome: Why Do We Feel Like Frauds?

Chloe Tenn reveals the potential to study and further understand imposter syndrome from a scientific perspective
Why plants are the future: UoM hosts first TEDextra talk of the year

Why plants are the future: UoM hosts first TEDextra talk of the year

Edward O’Shea hosts a TEDextra talk at The University of Manchester discussing how genetically manipulated plants may be the answer to tackling climate change
Organs on the wrong side of her body

Organs on the wrong side of her body

Despite having her appendix removed, the 99-year-old woman never discovered her medical abnormality
Homosexuality and science: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Homosexuality and science: the good, the bad, and the ugly

In the wake of LGBT history month, we take a look at how scientific understanding of homosexuality shaped our cultural and political attitudes.
Researchers map Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers map Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchesr from Manchester have been involved in the largest ever map of Alzheimer’s and its impacts on the human brain.
Exclusive: Inside the Unit with emus on treadmills

Exclusive: Inside the Unit with emus on treadmills

The Unit features thousands of mice, rats, and fish to help research in dementia, Alzheimer’s, and cancer among others
Chinese New Year special: science and the pig

Chinese New Year special: science and the pig

Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and contributor Ella Gerry takes the opportunity to explore the significance of the pig in science research.
Testing for cancer with nanoparticles

Testing for cancer with nanoparticles

The research could help with early cancer detection
Drugs to PrEPare for HIV

Drugs to PrEPare for HIV

PrEP can be reduce the risk of catching HIV by 99%
UoM researchers identify genes linked to serious heart condition

UoM researchers identify genes linked to serious heart condition

The prevalence of tetralogy of Fallot is estimated to be one in 3,000 live births
DNA sequencing: a bias against some

DNA sequencing: a bias against some

Modern techniques in DNA sequencing are becoming increasingly advanced. Wasim Askar looks at how DNA tests are used by states, companies, and people.
Lie detectors: an efficient technology or just pseudoscience?

Lie detectors: an efficient technology or just pseudoscience?

The EU has announced plans to implement lie detectors at its busiest borders, but is the science behind lie detection really infallible?
Our relationship with antibiotics: cure and concern

Our relationship with antibiotics: cure and concern

Tom Allen looks at antibiotics, and if it is time to reform the way in which we use them
“Save the bees”

“Save the bees”

The conversation around bee populations has lost its nuance, and Jacklin Kwan seeks to address that
Evolutionary understanding takes flight thanks to baby bird fossil

Evolutionary understanding takes flight thanks to baby bird fossil

A University of Manchester palaeontologist reveals the diversity of avian evolution using one of the smallest bird fossils ever discovered
Petri dish humans: breakthroughs in lab grown human tissue

Petri dish humans: breakthroughs in lab grown human tissue

Research at the University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh have made recent breakthroughs which may alter the way we treat kidney failure and female infertility

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