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October 13, 2017
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Run-up to revolution: Early American history seen through the stage in Odai Johnson’s book ‘London in a Box’

The true cultural tipping point in the run-up to the American Revolution, writes University of Washington drama professor Odai Johnson in his new book, might not have been the Boston Tea Party, the British naval blockade or even the First … Continue reading

November 10, 2014
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Drug tests on mothers’ hair links recreational drug use to birth defects

Drug tests on 517 mothers in English inner city hospitals found that nearly 15% had taken recreational drugs during pregnancy and that mothers of babies with birth defects of the brain were significantly more likely to have taken drugs than … Continue reading

September 19, 2014
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Tanzen für den Klimaschutz

Mit der Silent Climate Parade schließt sich Berlin dem weltgrößten Klimaschutzaktionstag vor dem UN Sondergipfel an Diesen Sonntag kommen Menschen weltweit zum größten Klimaschutzaktionstag zusammen, den es je gegeben hat. Mehr als 1.400 Organisationen mit Millionen von Mitgliedern rufen zur … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
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Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types

A class of drug currently being used to treat leukaemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. The drugs, called p110δ … Continue reading

November 23, 2013
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Playing with future of British armed forces

Social scientists are to examine whether action figure dolls help form children’s opinions on war and have a role to play in shaping the future of our armed forces. It is the first time research has examined the role of … Continue reading

November 21, 2013
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London calling

UD professor spends semester as London artist-in-residence It was poring through archives of the Zoological Society of London that gave Virginia Bradley the idea. She asked officials of the society, dedicated to animal conservation and research, if she could be … Continue reading

October 31, 2013
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New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue

A common blue pigment used in the £5 note could have an important role to play in the development of a quantum computer, according to a paper published in the journal Nature. The pigment, copper phthalocyanine (CuPc), which is similar … Continue reading