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The great smog of 1952 caused Parliament to pass the landmark 'Clean Air Act' of 1956, to improve air quality. It was finally repealed in 1993 to consolidate its legislation with other related enactments, especially the Clean Air Act 1968. The current government...

Deceit and theft in micro-plastic research?

Deceit and theft in micro-plastic research?

The study probably helped propagate some of the Facebook sharing of articles that described the damage plastic microparticles did to fish but after a report from a Swedish ethics committee the authors Peter Eklöv and Oona Lönnstedt are retracting their controversial...

The long road of signalling research

The long road of signalling research

Main stream media heralds each new discovery of a signalling molecule as a breakthrough, the reality is that it's a long road to truly elucidating how each discovery fits within their environment.The Ser and Thr kinase AKT, also known as protein kinase B (PKB), was...

The new premier league players

The new premier league players

“The bees solved the task in a different way than what was demonstrated, suggesting that observer bees did not simply copy what they saw, but improved on it,” Dr Olli J. Loukola Queen Mary, University of London's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences...

A new way to calibrate the postmortem clock?

A new way to calibrate the postmortem clock?

It's almost in every detective film or novel, the line where the detective asks the pathologist 'What was the time of death?'. The postmortem interval (PMI) as it is defined contains the answer to that question. There are several methods to evaluate the...

Rock solid: Trapping carbon dioxide

Rock solid: Trapping carbon dioxide

"Capturing carbon dioxide is only part of the problem, how do you store the gas once you trap it?" The amount of research into global warming and how to reduce the increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) has grown exponentially over the last 15 years. Carbon...

Resurrection of the biomorphs

Resurrection of the biomorphs

“ The biomorph experiment was one of the first ‘apps’ that demonstrated the fundamentals of evolution as described by Darwin. It’s sad to think what else we may have lost on the way”Dr D C HerathMedical Director, PRAESENTIA  It's interesting to think what...

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  • Armored worm reveals the ancestry of three major...
    on September, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Scientists have discovered that a well-preserved fossilized worm dating from 518 million years ago resembles the ancestor of three major groups of living animals. Measuring half-an-inch long, the fossil worm -- named Wufengella and unearthed in China -- was a stubby creature covered in a dense, […]

  • Ending a 50-year mystery, scientists reveal how...
    on September, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Researchers used cryo-electron microscopy to reveal the structure of bacteria's 'propellers' in near atomic detail.

  • NASA's DART mission hits asteroid in first-ever...
    on September, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    After 10 months flying in space, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) -- the world's first planetary defense technology demonstration -- successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency's first attempt to move an asteroid in space.

  • Asteroid that formed Vredefort crater bigger than...
    on September, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Researchers developed a more accurate simulation of the impact that formed Earth's largest crater -- Vredefort crater -- nearly two billion years ago. They found the impactor (most likely an asteroid) that formed Vredefort crater is much larger than previously believed.

  • Astronomers map distances to 56,000 galaxies,...
    on September, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Astronomers have assembled the largest-ever compilation of high-precision galaxy distances, called Cosmicflows-4.

  • Layering, not liquid: Astronomers explain Mars'...
    on September, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Astronomers believe bright reflections beneath the surface of Mars' South Pole are not necessarily evidence of liquid water, but instead geological layers.

Header Banner: On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced they had each observed a new particle in the mass region around 126 GeV. This particle is consistent with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model. The Higgs boson, as proposed within the Standard Model, is the simplest manifestation of the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism. Other types of Higgs bosons are predicted by other theories that go beyond the Standard Model. On 8 October 2013 the Nobel prize in physics (link is external) was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider”. The DarkDrug logo shows the Milky Way, the galaxy we call home and yet only explored a fraction of.

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