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#science Tag Archive

Newcastle scientists monitor sewage to detect COVID-19 hotspots

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Non-infectious genetic residues can survive for several days outside of a living organism in wastewater systems....

Wales planning to ban all single-use plastics from 2021

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The Welsh Government revealed plans earlier this week to ban a wide range of single-use plastics, a proposal expected to be passed into legislation following an upcoming...

Science Speakeasy: Psychopaths and Sociopaths

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Grace Dean discusses the "nothing is taboo" panel session on psychopathy and sociopathy....

Looking after our mental health during self-isolation: an uphill, yet important, battle

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We have entered total lockdown. For all intents and purposes, this means complete social isolation. This is scary but ultimately good, and it needs to be done in order to slow the...

Huntington’s drug trials halted after patients infected

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Tom Hardwick discusses the promising indication that a new drug can lower the proteins that cause Huntington disease. ...

Do your periods really sync?

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Deputy editor Molly Greeves explores if the myths are just that or if they are true...

University project aims to improve effectiveness of therapies for patients

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Alex Walker discusses the research that is being led by Newcastle University's own medical science professor....

Ah choo – the real sting of jellyfish mucus

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Lily Holbrook reports on one of the more unique, naturally occuring mechanisms that jellyfish use to kill their prey...

Electricity from thin air?

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Carter Levy in this week's feature talks about a novel method of power generation...

Small organism, big answers?

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Louise Elliott on efforts to study the origin of living things as we know them....