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Guardian Unlimited
Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panicThe northern ticket hall of King’s Cross St Pancras tube station is supposed to
Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 14 hours ago
The northern ticket hall of King’s Cross St Pancras tube station is supposed to be a wonder of the London underground, with its expanses of gleaming floor and high-ceilinged walkways that would be wide enough for cars. In 2008, the tube’s then... Read more
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Thame Gazette
Prime Minister’s mother signs petition to save Oxfordshire children’s centresThe mother of Prime Minster David Cameron has put her name on a petition agains
Prime Minister’s mother signs petition to save Oxfordshire children’s centres
Thame Gazette / Posted 18 hours ago
The mother of Prime Minster David Cameron has put her name on a petition against the closure of children’s centres in Oxfordshire. With one week to go until the county council vote on the proposed closures of 44 centres, Mary Cameron joined the... Read more
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express
Twisted website attracts 225,000 UK students to become ‘sugar babies’ for rich men HUNDREDS of thousands of students are signing up to a dating site to become ‘
Twisted website attracts 225,000 UK students to become ‘sugar babies’ for rich men
express / Posted 19 hours ago
HUNDREDS of thousands of students are signing up to a dating site to become ‘sugar babies’ and live a glamorous lifestyle paid for by wealthy businessmen. 225,000 UK... Read more
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PhysOrg
Who does most of the housework in multicultural Britain?The first ever nationally representative study has looked at how housework is o
Who does most of the housework in multicultural Britain?
PhysOrg / Posted 20 hours ago
The first ever nationally representative study has looked at how housework is organised by couples across different ethnic groups in Britain. It finds that Black Caribbean men have the least traditional attitudes to gender roles and get stuck into... Read more
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Banbury Guardian
Prime Minister’s mother signs petition to save Oxfordshire children’s centresThe mother of Prime Minster David Cameron has put her name on a petition agains
Prime Minister’s mother signs petition to save Oxfordshire children’s centres
Banbury Guardian / Posted 22 hours ago
The mother of Prime Minster David Cameron has put her name on a petition against the closure of children’s centres in Oxfordshire. With one week to go until the county council vote on the proposed closures of 44 centres, Mary Cameron joined the... Read more
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Business Wire
RJW & Partners Strengthen Senior Management Team Expertise with Appointment of Muneer AhmadLONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pricing and market access consultants to the pharmaceu
RJW & Partners Strengthen Senior Management Team Expertise with Appointment of Muneer Ahmad
Business Wire / Posted 23 hours ago
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pricing and market access consultants to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, RJW & partners, are delighted to announce the appointment of Muneer Ahmad as Principal. As a member of RJW & partners’ management... Read more
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Bury Times
Whitefield language pupil 'delighted' after Oxford University offerA WHITEFIELD language pupil has been left speechless after being offered a plac
Whitefield language pupil 'delighted' after Oxford University offer
Bury Times / Posted yesterday
A WHITEFIELD language pupil has been left speechless after being offered a place at the University of Oxford. David Horwich will study French and German at the prestigious Magdalen College — as long as he passes his A-levels this summer. He got... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
COLUMN: Thank you for being a ‘friend’HOW many Facebook friends do you have? Okay, now how many of those would you s
COLUMN: Thank you for being a ‘friend’
The Daily Mercury / Posted yesterday
HOW many Facebook friends do you have? Okay, now how many of those would you stop and say hello to if you passed them on the street? How many of those would you regularly catch up with - say a few times in a year? Of those who are still left, how... Read more
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International Business Times
Apert syndrome: DNA mutations in testicles blamed – and it gets worse with age Apert syndrome, a birth defect that stops the skull from growing normally, has
Apert syndrome: DNA mutations in testicles blamed – and it gets worse with age
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
Apert syndrome, a birth defect that stops the skull from growing normally, has been found to be a result of random mutations in sperm. A study has finally discovered why the disease can be found in the children of healthy parents – and it discovered... Read more
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Science Daily
Long jumping earthquakes: Double dose of bad earthquake news: Researchers find that earthquakes on thrust faults can spread 10 times farther to a second nearby thrust fault than previously thoughtThe scientists found that an earthquake that initiates on one thrust fault can
Long jumping earthquakes: Double dose of bad earthquake news: Researchers find that earthquakes on thrust faults can spread 10 times farther to a second nearby thrust fault than previously thought
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
The scientists found that an earthquake that initiates on one thrust fault can spread 10 times farther than previously thought to a second nearby thrust fault, vastly expanding the possible range of "earthquake doublets," or double earthquakes. That... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
University of Oxford, SomaLogic partner to discover protein biomarkers for clinical diseases and conditionsThe University of Oxford and SomaLogic announced today that they have agreed to
University of Oxford, SomaLogic partner to discover protein biomarkers for clinical diseases and conditions
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
The University of Oxford and SomaLogic announced today that they have agreed to undertake a number of collaborative projects that will employ SomaLogic's proprietary SOMAmer® reagents and SOMAscan® assay technologies to discover and characterize... Read more
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PhysOrg
Earthquakes on thrust faults can spread 10 times farther to a second nearby thrust fault than previously thoughtInterferogram images of the earthquakes in Pakistan. Credit: UC Riverside A tea
Earthquakes on thrust faults can spread 10 times farther to a second nearby thrust fault than previously thought
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Interferogram images of the earthquakes in Pakistan. Credit: UC Riverside A team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought, a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shortage of Low-Cost Houses Is Still a Challenge to Growing KigaliDespite Kigali's rapid urbanisation, the city still struggles to widen the hous
Shortage of Low-Cost Houses Is Still a Challenge to Growing Kigali
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Despite Kigali's rapid urbanisation, the city still struggles to widen the housing supply gap for residents with the lowest income. Shortage of affordable dwellings is one the biggest challenges the growing capital city faces as developers prefer... Read more
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The Star
Guruu to help students improve English skillsPETALING JAYA: A shared passion of three childhood friends to help improve Engl
Guruu to help students improve English skills
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
PETALING JAYA: A shared passion of three childhood friends to help improve English communication skills among Malaysian students has brought them together into the world of education. They decided to set up Guruu, an online English language tutoring... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
For Tokyo, Olympic pride – but at what cost to Japan’s economy?Noriko Kano was 14 when Tokyo first played host to the Olympics in 1964. She wa
For Tokyo, Olympic pride – but at what cost to Japan’s economy?
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Noriko Kano was 14 when Tokyo first played host to the Olympics in 1964. She was living in Saitama at the time, just outside Tokyo, and remembers being deeply impressed and full of pride as an economically booming Japan rose from the ashes of the... Read more
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Japan Today
Selling English: The work of a skilled chameleon ‹ Japan TodayIn person, Stuart Varnam-Atkin is recognisable for his shock of grey hair, bear
Selling English: The work of a skilled chameleon ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 2 days ago
In person, Stuart Varnam-Atkin is recognisable for his shock of grey hair, beard, broadness in the shoulders—and his voice. For those who tune in to NHK World TV, The Open University of Japan programmes or NHK’s bilingual sumo coverage, it is a... Read more
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Business Insider
18th century Scotland had a radical system for paying for college — one that Adam Smith wrote about in 'The Wealth of Nations'The saddest part of the debate over how to rein in the cost of college is that
18th century Scotland had a radical system for paying for college — one that Adam Smith wrote about in 'The Wealth of Nations'
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
The saddest part of the debate over how to rein in the cost of college is that rising prices have not been tied to any real improvement in the quality of education. Skyrocketing tuition, it’s generally agreed, has been brought on by the expansion of... Read more
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The Hindu
With Zika, Indian firm scales up trials for ‘GM mosquitoes’A Maharashtra firm is getting ready to find out whether genetically engineered
With Zika, Indian firm scales up trials for ‘GM mosquitoes’
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
A Maharashtra firm is getting ready to find out whether genetically engineered mosquitoes can be a useful tool to check the growth of the insect. Even as panic spreads worldwide over the Zika virus, harboured by the mosquito species that spreads... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper stormFORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper storm
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
FORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather protection when thunderstorms hit his Camden Park homestead. The two-year-old, who lives on a 20,000 acre property between Ilfracombe and Longreach, recently experienced... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Oxford college rejects call to rename room named after Cecil RhodesA University of Oxford college has rejected calls to rename a room named after
Oxford college rejects call to rename room named after Cecil Rhodes
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 3 days ago
A University of Oxford college has rejected calls to rename a room named after Cecil Rhodes. It came after donors threatened to withdraw their financial support because students were trying to "erase history" - according to the Telegraph. It is... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Oxford college rejects call to rename room named after Cecil RhodesA University of Oxford college has rejected calls to rename a room named after
Oxford college rejects call to rename room named after Cecil Rhodes
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A University of Oxford college has rejected calls to rename a room named after Cecil Rhodes. It came after donors threatened to withdraw their financial support because students were trying to "erase history" - according to the Telegraph. It is... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Authorities are wrapping up their investigation of a deadly drug trial that left one dead and several others in hospitalGetty Images/Christopher Furlong The company in charge of the trial of an expe
Authorities are wrapping up their investigation of a deadly drug trial that left one dead and several others in hospital
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Getty Images/Christopher Furlong The company in charge of the trial of an experimental drug that left one person dead and others possibly brain damaged has been found to be at fault, the French Health Ministry said. A preliminary report found that... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Authorities are wrapping up their investigation of a deadly drug trial that left one dead and several others in hospitalGetty Images/Christopher Furlong The company in charge of the trial of an expe
Authorities are wrapping up their investigation of a deadly drug trial that left one dead and several others in hospital
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
Getty Images/Christopher Furlong The company in charge of the trial of an experimental drug that left one person dead and others possibly brain damaged has been found to be at fault, the French Health Ministry said. A preliminary report found that... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Authorities are wrapping up their investigation of a deadly drug trial that left one dead and several others in hospitalGetty Images/Christopher Furlong The company in charge of the trial of an expe
Authorities are wrapping up their investigation of a deadly drug trial that left one dead and several others in hospital
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Getty Images/Christopher Furlong The company in charge of the trial of an experimental drug that left one person dead and others possibly brain damaged has been found to be at fault, the French Health Ministry said. A preliminary report found that... Read more
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New York Post
Jane Austen has living relatives, and they're really into 'Zombies'There’s so much about our modern world that Jane Austen — despite her intellige
Jane Austen has living relatives, and they're really into 'Zombies'
New York Post / Posted 4 days ago
There’s so much about our modern world that Jane Austen — despite her intelligence and rich imagination — could never have seen coming. Never mind even wrapping her head around the basic concept of a motion picture — try explaining that her genteel,... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Bowel Cancer UK's new landmark study aims to identify critical gaps in current bowel cancer researchBowel Cancer UK is announcing on World Cancer Day (Thursday 4 February) a new r
Bowel Cancer UK's new landmark study aims to identify critical gaps in current bowel cancer research
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
Bowel Cancer UK is announcing on World Cancer Day (Thursday 4 February) a new research project which will bring together 100 clinicians and scientists to identify gaps in current research into bowel cancer which, if addressed, will help save the... Read more
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Science Daily
Functional MRI may help identify new, effective painkillers for chronic pain sufferers"Many potential pain relieving drugs identified in preclinical research fail to
Functional MRI may help identify new, effective painkillers for chronic pain sufferers
Science Daily / Posted 5 days ago
"Many potential pain relieving drugs identified in preclinical research fail to reach the market because of a lack of early objective evidence that shows whether a drug is effectively reaching target pain receptors in the body and regulating chronic... Read more
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NBC News
Dallas Reports Sexual Transmission of ZikaHealth officials in Dallas reported the first case of known sexual transmission
Dallas Reports Sexual Transmission of Zika
NBC News / Posted 5 days ago
Health officials in Dallas reported the first case of known sexual transmission of Zika in the current outbreak Tuesday. Dallas County health officials said they had confirmed someone went to Venezuela, came back infected with Zika, and that... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper stormFORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper storm
Daily Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
FORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather protection when thunderstorms hit his Camden Park homestead. The two-year-old, who lives on a 20,000 acre property between Ilfracombe and Longreach, recently experienced... Read more
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Northern Star
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper stormFORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper storm
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
FORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather protection when thunderstorms hit his Camden Park homestead. The two-year-old, who lives on a 20,000 acre property between Ilfracombe and Longreach, recently experienced... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper stormFORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper storm
The Daily Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
FORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather protection when thunderstorms hit his Camden Park homestead. The two-year-old, who lives on a 20,000 acre property between Ilfracombe and Longreach, recently experienced... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper stormFORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather
Two-old Longreach boy witnesses first proper storm
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
FORGET gumboots and a raincoat, earmuffs were young James Walker's wet weather protection when thunderstorms hit his Camden Park homestead. The two-year-old, who lives on a 20,000 acre property between Ilfracombe and Longreach, recently experienced... Read more
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The Hindu
Moving in for the killTwo new approaches for mosquito eradication show promise in the war against Zik
Moving in for the kill
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
Two new approaches for mosquito eradication show promise in the war against Zika and dengue — genetic modification leading to premature death and the introduction of a lethal bacterial strain An estimated 390 million dengue infections occurring each... Read more
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International Business Times
GM mosquitos and evil vaccines: Ridiculous and concerning Zika virus conspiracy theories Conspiracy theories surrounding the Zika virus have begun to surface online, wi
GM mosquitos and evil vaccines: Ridiculous and concerning Zika virus conspiracy theories
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
Conspiracy theories surrounding the Zika virus have begun to surface online, with various ideas about the 'truth' behind the outbreak being posted. Here are the most prevalent theories being thrown around – and why they are wrong. The virus comes... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Zika virus - will it spread to the UK?The World Health Organisation has declared an "international emergency" over th
Zika virus - will it spread to the UK?
Manchester Evening News / Posted 5 days ago
The World Health Organisation has declared an "international emergency" over the Zika virus, and warned it could hit Britain by carrier Aedes mosquitos stowed away in baggage or in the blood of infected travellers. After experts predicted the Zika... Read more
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Louth Leader
Clever Cameron offered place at top universityA Mablethorpe teenager could be heading to the University of Oxford next autumn
Clever Cameron offered place at top university
Louth Leader / Posted 5 days ago
A Mablethorpe teenager could be heading to the University of Oxford next autumn after receiving a conditional offer to study English Literature. Cameron Marnoch, 18, who is currently taking his A-levels at QEGS Sixth Form in Alford, is already well... Read more
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birminghammail
Will the Zika virus spread to Europe? And should I cancel my holiday if I am pregnant? Everything you need to know about the diseaseAfter experts predicted that the Zika virus could become a global pandemic, the
Will the Zika virus spread to Europe? And should I cancel my holiday if I am pregnant? Everything you need to know about the disease
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
After experts predicted that the Zika virus could become a global pandemic, they have now warned the risk is high that cases of the devastating virus could be seen in Britain, along with every country in Europe. The disease, which is passed on by... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Will the Zika virus spread to Europe? And should I cancel my holiday if I am pregnant? Everything you need to know about the diseaseAfter experts predicted that the Zika virus could become a global pandemic, the
Will the Zika virus spread to Europe? And should I cancel my holiday if I am pregnant? Everything you need to know about the disease
Liverpool Echo / Posted 5 days ago
After experts predicted that the Zika virus could become a global pandemic, they have now warned the risk is high that cases of the devastating virus could be seen in Britain, along with every country in Europe. The disease, which is passed on by... Read more
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Gamasutra
Almost 4.5 million cancer slides analysed by Reverse The Odds playersAlmost 4.5 million cancer slides analysed by Reverse The Odds players All 4 Ga
Almost 4.5 million cancer slides analysed by Reverse The Odds players
Gamasutra / Posted 5 days ago
Almost 4.5 million cancer slides analysed by Reverse The Odds players All 4 Games announced today that Reverse The Odds, a cancer cell analysis game commissioned by Channel 4 for the joint Stand Up To Cancer campaign with Cancer Research UK (CRUK),... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Combined sugar and carbon tax could reduce UK emissions by 19 million tonnes By combining a sugar tax on soft drinks with a food-based carbon tax, the UK
Combined sugar and carbon tax could reduce UK emissions by 19 million tonnes
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 5 days ago
By combining a sugar tax on soft drinks with a food-based carbon tax, the UK could raise £3.6bn in revenue; reduce carbon emissions by 19 million tonnes annually and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Sex and Zika: A risk of virus spread?The lone case, reported on Tuesday, has highlighted how little we know about th
Sex and Zika: A risk of virus spread?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
The lone case, reported on Tuesday, has highlighted how little we know about the virus circulating in Latin America and the Caribbean, where it is suspected of causing a surge in brain-damaged babies. The infection of a Texan by a partner back from... Read more
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PhysOrg
Penguin chicks huddle up for heat, protectionLocation and environmental conditions may influence when gentoo chicks huddle i
Penguin chicks huddle up for heat, protection
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
Location and environmental conditions may influence when gentoo chicks huddle in cold, wet Antarctic conditions, according to a study published February 3, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caitlin Black from the University of Oxford, and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
The world's 'cruellest' animal attractionsFollowing the death of a British tourist who was killed by an elephant in Thail
The world's 'cruellest' animal attractions
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Following the death of a British tourist who was killed by an elephant in Thailand this week, the London-based campaign group World Animal Protection released the results of a study on wildlife tourism, which named elephant riding as top of a list of... Read more
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New Kerala
Carbon and sugar tax can have environmental, health benefitsLondon, Feb 3 : A combination of a carbon tax on food and sugary drinks could l
Carbon and sugar tax can have environmental, health benefits
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
London, Feb 3 : A combination of a carbon tax on food and sugary drinks could lead to health benefits, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise up to GBP3.6 billion in revenue, says a research. A tax on soft drinks can result in significant health... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zika Virus Now Global Concern Than Ebola, Says World Health Organisation - Malawi On AlertZika virus - which may cause severe birth defects - could be a bigger threat to
Zika Virus Now Global Concern Than Ebola, Says World Health Organisation - Malawi On Alert
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Zika virus - which may cause severe birth defects - could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa and the World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public... Read more
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Evening Standard
Microsoft 'buys London artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey for $250mThe British firm behind smartphone keyboards and Stephen Hawking's communicatio
Microsoft 'buys London artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey for $250m
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
The British firm behind smartphone keyboards and Stephen Hawking's communication system has reportedly been snapped up by Miscrosoft for $250 million (£173.3 million). SwiftKey, founded by Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock six years ago, uses artificial... Read more
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MacNN
Microsoft reportedly acquires SwiftKey for $250MPurchase of SwiftKey may be play by Microsoft to bolster AI effortsMicrosoft is
Microsoft reportedly acquires SwiftKey for $250M
MacNN / Posted 7 days ago
Purchase of SwiftKey may be play by Microsoft to bolster AI effortsMicrosoft is reportedly acquiring the producer of a popular predictive keyboard used on mobile devices. The software giant is allegedly preparing to announce an acquisition of the... Read more
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Toronto Star
Man-made climate change raised risk for English floods“A major conclusion of our study is that the thermodynamic effect (atmosphere’s
Man-made climate change raised risk for English floods
Toronto Star / Posted 7 days ago
“A major conclusion of our study is that the thermodynamic effect (atmosphere’s water-holding capacity) contributed two-thirds to the increase in risk of the event whereas the dynamic effect (the jet-stream positioning) contributed the other... Read more
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Science Daily
Rapid formation of bubbles in magma may trigger sudden volcanic eruptionsPreviously, it was thought eruptions were triggered by a build-up of pressure c
Rapid formation of bubbles in magma may trigger sudden volcanic eruptions
Science Daily / Posted 7 days ago
Previously, it was thought eruptions were triggered by a build-up of pressure caused by the slow accumulation of bubbly, gas-saturated magma beneath volcanoes over tens to hundreds of years. But new research has shown that some eruptions may be... Read more
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asianage
Cambridge launches written admission testsUK’s Cambridge University on Tuesday announced that written tests will now be p
Cambridge launches written admission tests
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
UK’s Cambridge University on Tuesday announced that written tests will now be part of the application process in one of the world’s most renowned varsities. Students who qualify to apply to study at the premier British institution will have to pass... Read more
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