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Ulcerative colitis: bacteria findings raise hopes for new treatment

2 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Sufferers found to have low levels of gut microbes that convert bile acids into other substances Hopes of developing a new treatment for ulcerative colitis have been raised by...
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Britons returning from coronavirus-hit Italy told to self-isolate

7 hours ago   |   The Guardian   |   5 articles

UK government issues advice to people travelling from quarantine regions Coronavirus - latest news People returning to the UK from quarantine zones in northern Italy should...
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What does it mean if coronavirus is declared a pandemic?

10 hours ago   |   The Guardian

What is a pandemic, why would the WHO declare the Covid-19 outbreak to be one and what comes next? Pandemics have nothing to do with the severity of a disease but are to do...
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STAT Plus: Safety concerns regarding Novartis's new eye drug boost Regeneron stock

23 hours ago   |   STAT

A leading association of eye doctors has warned its members about safety concerns about Novartis's new eye drug, sending the company's stock down sharply Monday while that of...
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Statistically Valid Inferences from Privacy Protected Data

1 day ago   |   Harvard

Unprecedented quantities of data that could help social scientists understand and ameliorate the challenges of human society are presently locked away inside companies...
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Mars breakthrough: 100,000 people will live on Mars before end of century boasts scientist

Mars breakthrough: 100,000 people will live on Mars before end of century boasts scientist

3 days ago   |   Daily Express

MARS will be colonised by as many as 100,000 Earthlings before the end of the 21st century, the head of the Mars Society has spectacularly announced.
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NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at home

4 days ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

Fresh approach to detecting Covid-19 aims to limit spread of infection across capital The NHS has started testing people for coronavirus in their own homes in London. The new...
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Beyond JEE: Finding publication venues to get your message to the 'right' audience

5 days ago   |   Harvard

Very few publications exist outlining the different publishing opportunities within engineering education as a discipline. Most researchers think immediately of the Journal of...
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Episode 3: can we trust science to police itself? - podcast

6 days ago   |   The Guardian

In our third and final episode, we talk about trust in science. In particular, how historical cases of abuse led many in our groups to question gene editing , science and...
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How should Jeff Bezos invest his $10bn Earth Fund?

7 days ago   |   The Guardian

Scientists propose best use of funds pledged by Amazon founder to fight climate crisis Amazon revenue to restore the Amazon rainforest? A political war chest in the US to...
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Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

The NASA mathematician who served as the inspiration for hit 2016 film Hidden Figures has passed away at the age of 101. Katherine Johnson was one of several influential... Read more ...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man in space?

KATHERINE JOHNSON has died at the age of 101, NASA has confirmed and paid tribute to the woman who helped put the first American into space. Read more ...

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

James Hankins. 2016. “ Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism .” In Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity, edited by Editor Jens... Read more ...

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

A self-styled daredevil who wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the Earth is flat has died after his homemade rocket crashed. ‘Mad' Mike Hughes was killed on... Read more ...

NASA news: Space agency wants YOU to design the next Venus rover - 'Exciting...

NASA news: Space agency wants YOU to design the next Venus rover - 'Exciting opportunity'

NASA is enlisting the public to design new space tech for a mission to a "hellish" planet. Read more ...

Full Moon 2020: Why does the Moon change faces each month? When is the next...

Full Moon 2020: Why does the Moon change faces each month? When is the next phase?

FULL MOON phases are some of the most fascinating aspects of Earth's natural satellite. So why does the Moon change faces each month and when is the next lunar phase? Read more ...

Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

Enlarge / ESA's ExoMars rover and Russia's stationary surface science platform are scheduled for launch in July 2020, The European and Russian space agencies have announced... Read more ...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant cultivation

As we look at the current and future market demands for cannabinoid ingredients, large consumer buyers are focused on purity, consistency and stability of supply. For a host of... Read more ...

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

James Hankins. 2019. “ Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China .” American Affairs, 3, 4, Pp. 154-167. Publisher's Version Read more ...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.)

James Hankins. 2019. “ Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.) .” The New Criterion... Read more ...