Science and Environment

Who do you think you are? Most detailed genetic map of the British Isles reveals all

Who do you think you are? Most detailed genetic map of the British Isles reveals all

Posted by ap507 at Mar 20, 2015 12:45 PM |

Dr Daniel Zadik and Professor Mark Jobling discuss on The Conversation about genetics maps of populations and what they teach us

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First atomic bomb test may mark the beginning of the Anthropocene

First atomic bomb test may mark the beginning of the Anthropocene

Posted by ap507 at Feb 10, 2015 04:05 PM |

Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Professor Mark Williams theorise when the Anthropocene may have begun, suggesting that July 16, 1945, the date of the world’s first nuclear test, is a “practical and effective” choice

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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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