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NASA to simulate Auroras

NASA has shot a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket into the sky which dispensed 10 small canisters, each releasing a mix of chemicals (barium, lithium, and…

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Four million lab tests on animals in UK in 2015

The Home Office in the UK announced that 4.1 million lab tests on animals were carried out in the UK in 2015. The procedures and…

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EU caves in to Monsanto

The EU has temporarily extended the time period for the chemical Glyphosate, widely used in Monsanto’s Round-up ‘weed’ killer. The chemical, feared to cause cancer…

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Kinder chocolate likely to contain carcinogens

Kinder chocolate is likely to contain known carcinogens which cause cancer and is mutagenic according to the German health authority. Tests carried out on the…

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Witch runs marathon – a world record?

Picture this – you spend months training for the London City Marathon. The day comes and psyched, you run the marathon dressed as a witch…

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Ancient computer deciphered

It was probably the stuff of legends. An ancient computer so complicated only the brightest and smartest of the age could use or understand it….

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EU refuses to back new licence for glyphosate

The EU last week refused to extend the licence for the use of glyphosate, one of the active ingredients in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killers. The…

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Shaman Vs Oil Giant

In a David and Golith battle, a lone Shaman in Western Siberia is the only thing standing between  a multi billion oil giant and a…

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Pentaquark confirmed by CERN

In yet another step towards discovering the smallest possible particles that make up our universe, CERN have confirmed the existence of the pentaquark. This little…

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Pope Francis tackles Climate Change

Pope Francis tackles climate change with the release of his Encyclical Laudato si’. The document, running to 191 pages, continues the Pope’s shift away from…

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