Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Tuesday 27 December 2011
Tiny sensors which monitor the health of cells have been developed by scientists in a move which could improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and degenerative illnesses.
Sunday 28 August 2011
Friday 26 August 2011
Wednesday 24 August 2011
The author of bestselling novel One Day talks about the film adaptation which stars American actress Anne Hathaway as the main character. Matilda Battersby reports
Sunday 14 August 2011
Tuesday 09 August 2011
The Scottish site-specific pioneers Grid Iron have moved into Edinburgh University's magnificent medical school, specifically the anatomy department, for a creepy show about music, medicine and madness. The smell of death, or at least preserving fluid, is in the air and we are greeted with a rendition of the magnum opus of Gilbert K Prendergast (composer/ performer David Paul Jones), on a baby grand in the echoing entrance hall.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Fevered speculation about the discovery of the so-called "God particle" by physicists at Europe's underground atom-smasher experiment is premature, according to the director general of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) near Geneva.
Monday 25 July 2011
You wait millions of years for a God particle to come along, and then two clusters turn up at once.
Monday 04 July 2011
Two british climbers have fallen 900 metres to their deaths in the French Alps. Mountain rescue services found the pair roped together, suggesting that one climber lost his footing, taking his partner with him.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Noreen Murray was recognised internationally as being one of Britain's most distinguished and highly respected molecular geneticists.
Monday 30 May 2011
At least seven genes may account for the development of a type of arthritis which affects up to one million people in the UK, scientists have discovered.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
It promises "love triangles, bitchiness and heartache" but Made In Chelsea is a reality TV show that positions itself in a class of its own.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Scientists claim to have discovered how stress can contribute to memory loss in old age.
Brenda Moon: University librarian who had a clear vision of the transformative effects of digitisation
Tuesday 05 April 2011
In 1980 Brenda Elizabeth Moon was appointed chief librarian of the University of Edinburgh, so becoming the first woman to hold such a post in Scotland, and one of the first in a major UK research library.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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