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Daily Mail
Valkyrie starts its preparations for a mission to Marsplanet Valkyrie, also known as R5, is a 6ft-tall, 275lb humanoid machine One
Valkyrie starts its preparations for a mission to Mars
Daily Mail / Posted an hour ago
planet Valkyrie, also known as R5, is a 6ft-tall, 275lb humanoid machine One prototype was given to MIT, and another to University of Edinburgh In two years, modified robots will go head-to-head in robotics challenge China also recently... Read more
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The Christian Post
Richard Dawkins Praises Scientist Harry Kroto's 'Passionate Hatred of Religion'Yellowlees, former president of the Royal Society of Chemistry and professor of
Richard Dawkins Praises Scientist Harry Kroto's 'Passionate Hatred of Religion'
The Christian Post / Posted an hour ago
Yellowlees, former president of the Royal Society of Chemistry and professor of inorganic electrochemistry at the University of Edinburgh, shared that it was Kroto's passion to motivate students and the next generation of... Read more
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heraldscotland
Meet Valkyrie, the humanoid robot developed by Scots scientists that's heading to Marsbattle, only to act as a servant for human astronauts. US space agency Nasa, wh
Meet Valkyrie, the humanoid robot developed by Scots scientists that's heading to Mars
heraldscotland / Posted an hour ago
battle, only to act as a servant for human astronauts. US space agency Nasa, which is collaborating on the project with the University of Edinburgh, intends to send Valkyrie to Mars before the first human explorers who are expected to journey to the... Read more
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The Register
Old fashioned engineering: HPC cluster kids would like to thank their fans. No reallyfour node systems with eight NVIDIA K80 accelerators, plus sophisticated liquid
Old fashioned engineering: HPC cluster kids would like to thank their fans. No really
The Register / Posted 4 hours ago
four node systems with eight NVIDIA K80 accelerators, plus sophisticated liquid cooling. This has been the case ever since University of Edinburgh was the first school to top the 10 Tflop record with their 10.10 mark at ISC14. JMI came along the... Read more
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International Business Times
UK votes: Lax Labour and Tartan Tories unlikely to stop march of Scottish National Party in Holyrood supporters hope will see more Tartan Tories.Labour's election woes However Jam
UK votes: Lax Labour and Tartan Tories unlikely to stop march of Scottish National Party in Holyrood
International Business Times / Posted 21 hours ago
supporters hope will see more Tartan Tories.Labour's election woes However James Mitchell, public policy professor at the University of Edinburgh, told IBTimesUK that he does not think the Tories will overtake Labour. "Labour are having a bad... Read more
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Farming Life
AFBI appoints new chief executivewhere she was appointed to a Personal Chair in Veterinary Reproduction in 1999.
AFBI appoints new chief executive
Farming Life / Posted 23 hours ago
where she was appointed to a Personal Chair in Veterinary Reproduction in 1999. She was awarded a DSc degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 for her studies on reproductive function in animals. Professor Watson was Dean of the Royal... Read more
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express
SUNSHINE could help you LOSE weight and reduce risk of heart diseaseand slow weight gain. Rubbing a cream containing nitric oxide on to the skin c
SUNSHINE could help you LOSE weight and reduce risk of heart disease
express / Posted yesterday
and slow weight gain. Rubbing a cream containing nitric oxide on to the skin can have the same effect, experts from the University of Edinburgh found. The discovery could lead to a treatment that halts the progress of Type 2 diabetes, which is... Read more
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Scotsman
Africa on horizon for Scottish businessesspeech at the inaugural Scottish Business in Africa Forum tomorrow in Edinburgh
Africa on horizon for Scottish businesses
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
speech at the inaugural Scottish Business in Africa Forum tomorrow in Edinburgh. The event is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh Business School and the Royal African Society. Anohu-Amazu, who became PenCom’s first female acting... Read more
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The Express-Times
Princeton professor's resume of 'failures' goes viralhas been at Princeton since 2014, said a rejection resume wasn't his idea. He w
Princeton professor's resume of 'failures' goes viral
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
has been at Princeton since 2014, said a rejection resume wasn't his idea. He was inspired by a 2010 article in Nature by a University of Edinburgh lecturer calling on people to list all the things they failed at before they found success. Many... Read more
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The Scientist
A Scrambled Messalso result when paired homologous chromosomes, or bivalents, separate prematur
A Scrambled Mess
The Scientist / Posted 2 days ago
also result when paired homologous chromosomes, or bivalents, separate prematurely. In the 1990s, Roslyn Angell at the University of Edinburgh examined 200 discarded oocytes from patients undergoing IVF and observed 61 cases of lone homologs... Read more
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express
KEY TO ETERNAL LIFE? Someone already born will 'live to 1,000 and immortality IS possible'from mainstream scientists over ethics and feasibility. Dr Tilo Kunath, of the
KEY TO ETERNAL LIFE? Someone already born will 'live to 1,000 and immortality IS possible'
express / Posted 4 days ago
from mainstream scientists over ethics and feasibility. Dr Tilo Kunath, of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, branded Mr de-Grey 100 per cent wrong and said it was impossible for anyone to live longer than... Read more
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The Irish Times
Anne Enright lecture on Maeve BrennanCatholic Rising? Owen Dudley Edwards, Honorary Fellow in American and Commonwe
Anne Enright lecture on Maeve Brennan
The Irish Times / Posted 4 days ago
Catholic Rising? Owen Dudley Edwards, Honorary Fellow in American and Commonwealth History at the University of Edinburgh, will deliver the annual Le Chéile - Together Lecture entitled, How Catholic was the Easter Rising?... Read more
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E! Online
The Rise and Fall of Pippa Middleton's Famefrom the spotlight—after attending the prestigious (and very, very expensive we
The Rise and Fall of Pippa Middleton's Fame
E! Online / Posted 5 days ago
from the spotlight—after attending the prestigious (and very, very expensive we might add) Marlborough College and then University of Edinburgh, she was living in London and working as an event planner for the family company Party Pieces. She... Read more
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Newsmax
Learning a Language Boosts Mental Skills in One Weekjust one-week of an intensive language learning course is enough to boost stude
Learning a Language Boosts Mental Skills in One Week
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
just one-week of an intensive language learning course is enough to boost students' attention spans. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh compared a group of 33 students aged 18 and 78, who were taking part in a one-week Scottish Gaelic... Read more
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CTV News
Learning a language can boost mental agility in just one weekjust one-week of an intensive language learning course is enough to boost stude
Learning a language can boost mental agility in just one week
CTV News / Posted 5 days ago
just one-week of an intensive language learning course is enough to boost students' attention spans. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh compared a group of 33 students aged 18 and 78, who were taking part in a one-week Scottish Gaelic... Read more
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Scotsman
Hollywood hears the roar of Edinburgh tech firm Krotosbut the list of subscribers is growing. It’s quite the success story for a pro
Hollywood hears the roar of Edinburgh tech firm Krotos
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
but the list of subscribers is growing. It’s quite the success story for a product that began life as a Masters project by University of Edinburgh student Orfeas Boteas. The 29-year-old from Athens arrived in Scotland to study sound design in 2011... Read more
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New Kerala
Facebook can help students connect better - newkerala.com #55652researchers collected data from three different courses on Coursera, a platform
Facebook can help students connect better - newkerala.com #55652
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
researchers collected data from three different courses on Coursera, a platform that hosts MOOCS, and from Facebook groups. The findings were shared at the annual ACM conference on Learning at Scale at University of Edinburgh in Britain this... Read more
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New Kerala
Short-term language learning ups mental agility - newkerala.com #55587cognitive functions. Thirdly, this effect can be maintained through practice,"
Short-term language learning ups mental agility - newkerala.com #55587
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
cognitive functions. Thirdly, this effect can be maintained through practice," said led researcher, Thomas Bak from the University of Edinburgh in Britain. For the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers assessed different... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Do Nigeria's Big Corporate Fines Signal the End of 'Anything Goes'?look into deepening the intellectual foundations of Africapitalism. The project
Do Nigeria's Big Corporate Fines Signal the End of 'Anything Goes'?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
look into deepening the intellectual foundations of Africapitalism. The project is an international partnership led by the University of Edinburgh and involving: Lagos Business School; Strathmore Business School; University of Loughborough;... Read more
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The Scientist
Next Generation: Sperm-Catching Beadsout the location and activity of the sperm in a very elegant way,” Lee Smith, a
Next Generation: Sperm-Catching Beads
The Scientist / Posted 6 days ago
out the location and activity of the sperm in a very elegant way,” Lee Smith, a professor of genetic endocrinology at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., who was not involved in the work, wrote in an email to The Scientist. The significance: “This... Read more
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CNBC
This Princeton professor posted his CV of failures for the world to seeHe credited the idea to an article by Melanie I. Stefan, who is a lecturer at t
This Princeton professor posted his CV of failures for the world to see
CNBC / Posted 6 days ago
He credited the idea to an article by Melanie I. Stefan, who is a lecturer at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh "[People] are more likely to attribute their own failures to themselves, rather than the fact that... Read more
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heraldscotland
Edinburgh University's library cat missing on eve of book launcha characteristically enigmatic move for Library Cat. The man behind Library Ca
Edinburgh University's library cat missing on eve of book launch
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
a characteristically enigmatic move for Library Cat. The man behind Library Cat’s Facebook page was recently revealed as University of Edinburgh PhD student Alex Howard. Howard, winner of the Red Cross International Writing Prize, has now... Read more
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Scotsman
Smart antennas firm lands €2m to target handset giants€2 million (£1.6m) of European funding. The firm, founded in 2011 following se
Smart antennas firm lands €2m to target handset giants
Scotsman / Posted 7 days ago
€2 million (£1.6m) of European funding. The firm, founded in 2011 following seven years of research and development at the University of Edinburgh, has designed an antenna with the potential to double battery life and improve... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Is Union Held Only by Oil and Gold?It is possible that the United Kingdom (UK) provided a prototype for President
Is Union Held Only by Oil and Gold?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
It is possible that the United Kingdom (UK) provided a prototype for President Nyerere, influenced by his study at the University of Edinburgh, and his attorney general, Roland Brown, an English barrister. In both contexts, this lopsided model... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Project underway to study autism servicesservices people are not getting, to identify the gaps.” Shirley-Pat Chamberlai
Project underway to study autism services
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
services people are not getting, to identify the gaps.” Shirley-Pat Chamberlain, who is presently a PhD candidate with the University of Edinburgh, has come on board to help run the focus groups for the project, she said. The other half of the... Read more
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Scotsman
Martyn McLaughlin: degrees for famous and wealthy should endappearance fee. Since 2007, three of Scotland’s ancient universities have best
Martyn McLaughlin: degrees for famous and wealthy should end
Scotsman / Posted 7 days ago
appearance fee. Since 2007, three of Scotland’s ancient universities have bestowed an astounding 599 honorifics. The University of Edinburgh leads the way with 259, followed by Glasgow on 196 and St Andrews on 144. Cumulatively, these... Read more
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Computer Business Review
10 of the most successful women in UK technology on influence, leadership, equality and being digital role models- MD Accenture UK&I Technology Joining Accenture in 1994 after completing a ma
10 of the most successful women in UK technology on influence, leadership, equality and being digital role models
Computer Business Review / Posted 7 days ago
- MD Accenture UK&I Technology Joining Accenture in 1994 after completing a masters degree in Electronics from the University of Edinburgh, McGuigan has risen up the ranks to her current position as Managing Director of Accenture's UK&I... Read more
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Computer Business Review
10 UK IoT degree courses covering UI, AI & machine learningand the British Computer Society (BCS). Students interested in applying have to
10 UK IoT degree courses covering UI, AI & machine learning
Computer Business Review / Posted 8 days ago
and the British Computer Society (BCS). Students interested in applying have to have an A-level mathematics or equivalent. University of Edinburgh: Artificial Intelligence MSc Tuition Fees UK/EU: £11,600 Tuition Fees Overseas: £25,900 The... Read more
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International Business Times
Nepal earthquake one year on: Why was it so destructive and can another disaster be prevented? an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and Bihar, India. Ian Main, a profess
Nepal earthquake one year on: Why was it so destructive and can another disaster be prevented?
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and Bihar, India. Ian Main, a professor of seismology and rock physics at the University of Edinburgh, adds: "This earthquake occurred on the suture between these two major plates, a relatively shallow... Read more
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heraldscotland
President Obama joins Shakespeare's 400th anniversary celebrationsClearly, then, Shakespeare knew how to please his new master. James Loxley, a
President Obama joins Shakespeare's 400th anniversary celebrations
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
Clearly, then, Shakespeare knew how to please his new master. James Loxley, a professor of early modern literature at the University of Edinburgh, said the ongoing popularity of the production, including last year’s adaptation starring Michael... Read more
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heraldscotland
All the world's his stageClearly, then, Shakespeare knew how to please his new master. James Loxley, a
All the world's his stage
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
Clearly, then, Shakespeare knew how to please his new master. James Loxley, a professor of early modern literature at the University of Edinburgh, said the ongoing popularity of the production, including last year’s adaptation starring Michael... Read more
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heraldscotland
Gender-bending chemical risk to humans from fracking, warn scientistswaste water containing endocrine disruptors has not yet been solved.” Stuart H
Gender-bending chemical risk to humans from fracking, warn scientists
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
waste water containing endocrine disruptors has not yet been solved.” Stuart Haszeldine, a geology professor at the University of Edinburgh, thought that the use of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the US was becoming “potentially... Read more
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Daily Mail
Did royal beauty get the wrong Windsor Castle ?Amelia Windsor marked the Queen’s 90th birthday in ostentatiously scruffy style
Did royal beauty get the wrong Windsor Castle ?
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
Amelia Windsor marked the Queen’s 90th birthday in ostentatiously scruffy style. On the day of the Queen’s celebrations, University of Edinburgh student Amelia dressed down in ripped jeans and trainers, topped by a pair of trendy black... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sexist online attacks are driving women away from politics, Holyrood candidate claimsexperienced this, and recognise that it does it exist." Dr Myrel Kenny, a lect
Sexist online attacks are driving women away from politics, Holyrood candidate claims
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
experienced this, and recognise that it does it exist." Dr Myrel Kenny, a lecturer in gender and politics at the University of Edinburgh, said: "Overall the new media age is gendered in that men are a lot of the shouters and women tend to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Kate Middleton flashed her nude bum to male students from dorm windowniece, Lauren Bush and even racier emails with pop star Britney Spears. Kate h
Kate Middleton flashed her nude bum to male students from dorm window
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
niece, Lauren Bush and even racier emails with pop star Britney Spears. Kate had already made up her mind to attend the University of Edinburgh in pursuit of a degree in art history and that school had a particularly strong arts... Read more
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The Hindu
Democracy? Don't mean to imposeor Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present. Sir Tom Devine, yes he was k
Democracy? Don't mean to impose
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
or Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present. Sir Tom Devine, yes he was knighted, is a professor of History at the University of Edinburgh. So he does give us a much-needed lesson in Scotland’s history. The Union of Scotland with England,... Read more
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Breitbart
France’s Le Pen To Campaign for Brexit During UK Visitsupport holding a referendum along similar lines to that of the British vote, j
France’s Le Pen To Campaign for Brexit During UK Visit
Breitbart / Posted 12 days ago
support holding a referendum along similar lines to that of the British vote, just 33 percent of French actually want to leave the EU, against 45 percent who would vote to remain, with 22 percent undecided, according to a University of Edinburgh po... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were borncell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Ke
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were born
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
cell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived to be six years old.1997 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were borncell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Ke
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were born
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 12 days ago
cell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived to be six years old.1997 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were borncell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Ke
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were born
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 12 days ago
cell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived to be six years old.1997 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Major Health Breakthroughs Made the Year You Were Borncell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Ke
Major Health Breakthroughs Made the Year You Were Born
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 12 days ago
cell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived to be six years old.1997 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were borncell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Ke
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were born
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 12 days ago
cell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived to be six years old.1997 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were borncell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Ke
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were born
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 12 days ago
cell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived to be six years old.1997 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were borncell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Ke
Major health breakthroughs made the year you were born
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 12 days ago
cell. Description: Dolly the sheep was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived to be six years old.1997 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Testosterone may lead to greater heart attack risk in men than womenvisit hospital whilst suffering from a heart attack, which is around one person
Testosterone may lead to greater heart attack risk in men than women
News-Medical-Net / Posted 12 days ago
visit hospital whilst suffering from a heart attack, which is around one person every three minutes. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh examined the effects of testosterone on blood vessel tissue from mice. They found that the hormone... Read more
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The Verge
This enormous dinosaur started out life the size of a human baby and grew insanely fastdinosaurs [is] one of the greatest achievements in the history of evolution," S
This enormous dinosaur started out life the size of a human baby and grew insanely fast
The Verge / Posted 12 days ago
dinosaurs [is] one of the greatest achievements in the history of evolution," Stephen Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh who did not take part in the study, told The Verge. this rebellious teen did not rebel for long Not... Read more
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express
Experts reveal TESTOSTERONE could have direct link to heart attacksthe production of hard deposits in a process called calcification. According t
Experts reveal TESTOSTERONE could have direct link to heart attacks
express / Posted 13 days ago
the production of hard deposits in a process called calcification. According to the research conducted scientists at the University of Edinburgh, these deposits ‘powerfully’ predict the chance of a person suffering death or major problems due to... Read more
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Ekklesia
Peace and global justice hustings in Edinburghand Leith Marco Biagi, SNP, outgoing Edinburgh Central MSP Nick Gardner, Coun
Peace and global justice hustings in Edinburgh
Ekklesia / Posted 13 days ago
and Leith Marco Biagi, SNP, outgoing Edinburgh Central MSP Nick Gardner, Councillor, Leith Walk Chair: Lesley Orr, University of Edinburgh feminist historian and a member of the Iona Community You are invited to bring written questions on... Read more
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Scotsman
Record entries for uni business start-up schemeentries for uni business start-up scheme Clockwise from top: Rebecca Pick (Univ
Record entries for uni business start-up scheme
Scotsman / Posted 13 days ago
entries for uni business start-up scheme Clockwise from top: Rebecca Pick (University of Strathclyde), Richard Walker (University of Edinburgh), Jordan Smith (Glasgow School of Art), Converge Challenge director Olga Kozlova and Michael Tougher... Read more
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heraldscotland
Tale of John Lennon's island adventures in running for leading Scottish book awardsother for the best biography. Fiction judge, Dr Alex Lawrie, of the School of
Tale of John Lennon's island adventures in running for leading Scottish book awards
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
other for the best biography. Fiction judge, Dr Alex Lawrie, of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh said: "The 2015 shortlist showcases the wit, energy and innovation that characterised a remarkably... Read more
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