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Mythbusters: is the Pineal Gland Psychic?
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Mythbusters: is the Pineal Gland Psychic?

February 27th, 2018 | by Conor Newton
Once called the “third eye”, the pineal gland is a small gland located deep in the centre of the brain. The pineal gland was one of the last brain organs to be discovered and has been the subject of much mythology and...
Word of the Week: Pasteurise
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Word of the Week: Pasteurise

February 27th, 2018 | by Mark Sleightholm
Today we associate pasteurisation mainly with milk, but the technique was originally developed to stop wine and beer from spoiling. While the principle of boiling liquids to kill microbes was nothing new – even if people...
NASA’s Methane Ocean Submarine
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NASA’s Methane Ocean Submarine

February 27th, 2018 | by Christopher Little
Does a space submarine sound cool? Does it sound insane? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes, which makes NASA’s plans to fire one into space to explore the alien oceans of Titan all the more amazing. Titan is the...
‘Cheddar Man’ DNA Suggests Dark Skin
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‘Cheddar Man’ DNA Suggests Dark Skin

February 19th, 2018 | by Christopher Little
Have you heard about the dark skinned immigrant who was found in a cave in Somerset? It caused quite a stir in the media, and sent many Daily Mail readers into a bit of a meltdown. He’s a mysterious fellow, known only as the...
Cryptocurrency Explained
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Cryptocurrency Explained

February 19th, 2018 | by Thomas Atkinson
Cryptocurrency is, as the name suggests, a form of currency. But what exactly makes it tick? Well, unlike ‘ordinary’ currency, it has no central bank controlling it or issuing it. Anyone – anywhere – can buy and sell the...
Kochevar’s Computer Interface
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Kochevar’s Computer Interface

February 19th, 2018 | by Conor Newton
Imagine the possibilities in a world where the actions of a computer could be controlled by simply using your mind. No more typing, no more buttons, no more screen-tapping. Just you; your mind; and a computer. While this...
Word of the Week: Prophylaxis
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Word of the Week: Prophylaxis

February 19th, 2018 | by Natalie Farmer
The news is flooded with claims of an impending antibiotic apocalypse, the NHS is crumbling under the largest patient load it’s ever had to cope with… and dentists are expensive. Although seemingly negative, all of these...
UK Government Eyeing Norwegian Recycling System
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UK Government Eyeing Norwegian Recycling System

February 19th, 2018 | by Ng Yi Min
Hei, folk! Hvordan har du det? Good to be back on Geordie land. By now, I’m sure many of you have read the news that the government is contemplating the adoption of the Norwegian bottle recycling scheme (sometimes referred to...
Would all the Earth’s elephants stretch to the moon?
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Would all the Earth’s elephants stretch to the moon?

February 12th, 2018 | by Callum Costello
Callum Costello jets off around the world to measure up this old wives'...
Chinese scientists clone monkeys in world first
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Chinese scientists clone monkeys in world first

February 12th, 2018 | by Ng Yi Min
Two identical long-tailed macaques have been created using the same technique that was used to create Dolly the sheep, explains Ng Yi...