Science and Environment

Ancient human bone reveals when we bred with Neanderthals

Ancient human bone reveals when we bred with Neanderthals

Posted by sb661 at Oct 24, 2014 08:40 AM |

Dr Daniel Zadik from the Department of Genetics has written an article for The Conversation’s UK website discussing how genome extracted from an ancient femur reveals we have mated with Neanderthals 50,000 years ago.

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Outside the cities and towns, rural Britain’s internet is firmly stuck in the 20th century

Outside the cities and towns, rural Britain’s internet is firmly stuck in the 20th century

Posted by sb661 at Oct 20, 2014 06:30 AM |

Dr Bianca Reisdorf explains on The Conversation that despite BT’s fibre optic and microwave radio links, rural towns and in Britain are still receiving slow internet connections.

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Zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory

Zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory

Posted by sb661 at Oct 06, 2014 06:10 AM |

Dr Elizabeth Maratos, School of Psychology, explains on The Conversation how zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory.

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Billion people hold their breath as India becomes the first Asian country to reach Mars

Billion people hold their breath as India becomes the first Asian country to reach Mars

Posted by sb661 at Sep 24, 2014 06:10 AM |

Dr John Bridges, from the department of Physics and Astronomy discusses on The Conversation how India has made history and its spacecraft Mangalyaan is now safely orbiting the red planet.

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Why conspiracy theorists won’t give up on MH17 and MH370

Why conspiracy theorists won’t give up on MH17 and MH370

Posted by sb661 at Aug 19, 2014 11:10 AM |

Professor Martin Parker, School of Management, discusses on the Conversation whether accepting random events as mere coincidences is just too hard

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Out of Africa: modern humans left the home continent in at least two waves

Out of Africa: modern humans left the home continent in at least two waves

Posted by sb661 at Apr 29, 2014 11:45 AM |

In The Conversation article, Dr Daniel Zadik discusses the theories that humans migrated out of Africa

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