Wires Can Do Your Job Better Than You
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Wires Can Do Your Job Better Than You

Luke Richards - November 15, 2016

Recent statements on Artificial intelligence (AI) from governments around the world have speculated on ways the technology could drastically change the world of work. It could happen…

Catching Poachers is all Fun and Games
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Science & Technology
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Catching Poachers is all Fun and Games

Kate Dearling - November 10, 2016

Poaching has been a threat for many years but the situation is now so critical that elephants and rhinos may become extinct within our lifetime. The population…

Ross Sea is safe, for now
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Ross Sea is safe, for now

Charlotte Tuxworth-Holden - November 8, 2016

In this globalised world, regions untouched by humanity and the problems we bring are fast diminishing. Like many of the world’s problems, climate change is a vast…

Heathrow’s run away problem
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Heathrow’s run away problem

Duncan Michie - November 8, 2016

The government has given the greenlight for the airport’s third runway Six and a half years ago a new coalition consisting of conservatives and liberals crushed Labour’s…

Negative Emission: Panacea or Curse?
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Negative Emission: Panacea or Curse?

Duncan Michie - November 2, 2016

Author: Eduard Campillo-Funollet Overconfidence in the new negative emission technologies could lead to a catastrophic increase in carbon emissions, according to a paper published in Science in October.…

Alzheimer’s Disease soon to be a forgotten memory?
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Science & Technology
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Alzheimer’s Disease soon to be a forgotten memory?

Duncan Michie - November 2, 2016

Author: Hannah Richards Researcher led by Dr Ashe at University of Minnesota have reversed Alzheimer’s Disease in mice- a breakthrough that brings us closer to a cure.…

The Great Barrier Grief
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The Great Barrier Grief

Sophie Clark - November 2, 2016

David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, Britain’s relationship with the EU, to name but a few: 2016 has been a year full of painful losses thus far,…

A Coffee a Day Keeps Dementia Away
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A Coffee a Day Keeps Dementia Away

Duncan Michie - November 2, 2016

Hannah Richards High caffeine intake in older women is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia or other cognitive impairments, according to the results of a recent…

How long can we live?
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How long can we live?

Duncan Michie - November 2, 2016

Eduard Campillo-Funollet A research letter published in Nature at the beginning of the month studies data from a variety of databases to conclude that there is a…

JMS: The man, the myth, the building
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JMS: The man, the myth, the building

Duncan Michie - November 2, 2016

Author: Hannah Richards Winner of the Crafoord Prize, John Maynard Smith was a world leading evolutionary biologist and geneticist, he had an influential impact on the use…

Graphene-fed Silkworms Spin Conductive Fabric
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Graphene-fed Silkworms Spin Conductive Fabric

Duncan Michie - November 2, 2016

Researchers at Tsinghua University come up with environmentally friendly method to make conductive silk. Yingying Zhang and her colleagues have recently made a breakthrough in silk production. The…

MP and Sussex Professor collide over tide
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MP and Sussex Professor collide over tide

Duncan Michie - October 24, 2016

Author: Hannah Richards Our very own Professor Paul Nightingale gave UKIP MP Douglas Carswell a quick science lesson after he criticised his Brexit analogy on Twitter. Nightingale,…

I want to talk to you about tingles
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I want to talk to you about tingles

Duncan Michie - October 24, 2016

Author: Ronan Murphy What is ASMR? The litte known phenomenon with a large online following. You may have experienced them before. I’m not talking about the chills…

Bad trips ain’t all that bad
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Bad trips ain’t all that bad

Duncan Michie - October 21, 2016

New research brings new light on whether “bad” trips deserve the negative press Research at the John Hopkins University shows participants recalling bad trips from ‘shrooms’ felt like…

Tian(long)gong-1: Chinese satellite out of control
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Tian(long)gong-1: Chinese satellite out of control

Duncan Michie - October 21, 2016

China’s first space station is falling out of orbit slowly and painfully, here to grace the planet Earth in late 2017 The Tiangong program is aiming to…

Black Lives Matter has a point about climate change
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Black Lives Matter has a point about climate change

Duncan Michie - October 21, 2016

The organisation’s recent demo at London City Airport has left many scratching their heads. You may not agree with their conclusions but it is undeniable that non-white…

Research happening now at Sussex
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Freshers' 2016
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Research happening now at Sussex

Freya Marshall Payne - September 10, 2016

We hear a lot about Sussex faculty research in the news - over the summer the story broke that Sussex scientists had developed a protein which gives…

One in five GPs refuse to prescribe hormone medication for transgender people
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One in five GPs refuse to prescribe hormone medication for transgender people

Freya Marshall Payne - April 19, 2016

Biological sex is assigned at birth and determines a large proportion of our future lives – we are expected to act, talk and even dress in a…

Hyperactive immune system may be the cause of schizophrenia
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Hyperactive immune system may be the cause of schizophrenia

Freya Marshall Payne - April 19, 2016

For a long time it’s been believed that the cause of schizophrenia lies in the interplay between genetic and environmental factors, complimented by imbalances in dopamine transmission.…

A newly discovered hormone could help fight type 2 diabetes and obesity
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A newly discovered hormone could help fight type 2 diabetes and obesity

Freya Marshall Payne - April 19, 2016

This is the story of how two people could save millions of lives as their genes have revealed a treatment for diabetes, one of the top 10…