Neanderthals liked their veg

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50,000-year-old fossilised feces have given evidence that the Neanderthals’ diets may have some presence in plants.As study at El Salt showed that all fecal samples found at an archaeological site in Alicante, Spain, which the Neanderthals occupied between 60,000 and 45,000 years ago, indicated that the Neanderthals ate animals.This was ascertained through the presence of the lipid coprostanol, […]

Tomatoes combat cancer

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Tomatoes and other lycopene-containing fruit and vegetables have been shown to lower the risk of renal cancer in women. The study looked at over 90,000 women throughout the last 20 years, where the amounts of different vitamins and nutrients were estimated from the data provided in the questionnaires on their diets and supplement use. Throughout […]

Robotic Whiskers

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A team of scientists at the University of California have taken inspiration from cat whiskers in order to develop extremely responsive sensors that could one day help robots to “sense” their surroundings. These ‘whiskers’ are constructed through painting a thin layer of electrically-conductive carbon nanotubes and silver particles onto strands of silicon. The carbon nanotubes […]

Antibiotic Resistance now a Global Epidemic

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Resistance to antibiotics by bacteria, otherwise known as superbugs, is widespread around the world and is now posing a ‘major global threat’ according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report was the first global review of antibiotic resistance and involved asking member states to report any resistance of any of […]

UK plagued by record breaking pollution levels

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Thursday and Friday saw a huge elevation in pollution levels across Britain. in particular the South East. With the pollution levels now falling, what could be done to solve the problem? Why did we have so much pollution? The picture (left) shows the pollution levels in Central London on Thursday, it got so bad that […]

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games Begin…

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Amidst the criticism and disputes, the Paralympic opening ceremony is underway in Sochi. Unaware to a lot of people the IPC (The International Paralympic Committee)contribute a lot to science and here’s why: Countless sports for people with impairment have changed drastically over the last few years with public awareness ever increasing. London 2012 also left […]

'Biggest Meteorite' hits the Moon…

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Scientists in Spain say they have observed a record-breaking impact on the Moon. They spotted a meteorite with about the mass of half a tonne crashing into the lunar surface last September. The collision, they say, would have generated a flash of light so bright that it would have been easily visible from Earth. The […]