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Cosmic Distance Record Set

By Tim Sandle

The record for spotting the furthest object in the universe has been bren, by the space telescope Hubble. The object spotted is a new galaxy. It is very faint, seen as a pinprick grouping of stars even given Hubble’s spectacular range. The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth […]

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Scientists Envisage Using Lasers to Destroy Killer Asteroids

By Dean Smith

In a way, this idea is not completely new. The comic bos and sci-fi writers have given us a treat of this possibility; dare say in a entertaining way than scientists may hope to. However, scientists engaged in planetary defense issues have come up with several strategies to eliminate threats posed by potentially hazardous […]

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Zika Vaccine In Development

By Tim Sandle

The Zika virus disease has been causing problems in several tropical zones, with the majority of incidents located in Brazil. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The virus is passed on through a bite from an infected mosquito, which leaves viral particles in the blood […]

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Advanced Cancer Breakthrough Announced

By Tim Sandle

Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against cancer, finding what some are reporting as cancer’s Achille’s heel. This is based on the body’s own immune response. Cancer cells form through mutations and other factors. If sufficient cells congregate, they form a tumor. This happens when the body’s own immune system fails to act against […]

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Wildlife Crime Unit Faces The Axe

By Tim Sandle

If protecting animals and avoiding unnecessary cruelty is a sign of a ‘civilised society’, then the decision to close down the UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit seems to signal a turn for the worse. The UK National Wildlife Crime Unit was set up in 2006, to assist in the prevention and detection of wildlife crime, and […]

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Turning Food Waste Into Biofuel Using Flies

By Tim Sandle

A Cambridge-based start-up, called Entomics, has developed a novel method for turning food waste into biofuel with the help of Black Soldier Flies. The fly larvae convert food waste into compounds that can be subsequently extracted and turned into useful products. One of these product is biofuel. Black Soldier Fly larvae convert food waste into […]

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Sea Levels Have Risen To Highest Recorded Level

By Tim Sandle

Sea levels in the twentieth century has risen higher than at any point in the previous 2,800 years, according to newly collated data. By reconstructing historical rises and falls in global sea level, scientists have calculated that over 50 percent of the 13.8 centimeters of sea level rise recorded in the 1900s came about from […]

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New Drug Shows Ebola Promise

By Tim Sandle

With the focus on the Zika virus and the improvement in the situation within West Africa, stories on Ebola have gone quiet. However, institutions and drugs companies are still working on candidate drugs, waiting for the almost inevitable time when the Ebola virus remerges. Ebola virus disease (EVD) is an unpleasant disease. After an incubation […]

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A Woman Called Smith

By Alexander Baron

Some twenty-two years ago I met or rather appeared before Mrs Justice Smith (as she then was). For reasons that had nothing to do with either sexual attraction or the current subject I thought on that day she was the most beautiful woman I had ever set eyes on. She is currently 75 years old, […]

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