Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Wednesday 23 March 2011
Thinking you are dying of a heart attack and seeking emergency treatment only to be told you are perfectly healthy might be an embarrassing relief.
Professor Murdoch Mitchison: Biologist who established himself as the foremost authority on the cell cycle in yeast
Wednesday 23 March 2011
For a quarter of a century, from 1963 until 1988, Murdoch Mitchison was Professor of Zoology at the University of Edinburgh. According to his predecessor, Michael Swann, he was "the scientist who knows more about the cell cycle in yeast than any other person in the world". A pioneer in cellular biology, he studied the mechanisms of growth and thecell cycle.
Friday 18 February 2011
The UK's largest study of treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome has provided the first definitive evidence of what helps those who suffer from the disabling condition that affects 250,000 people in the UK.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Women have a stronger genetic predisposition to help other people compared with men, according to a study that has found a significant link between genes and the tendency to be "nice".
Monday 17 January 2011
Ancient weather records, including details gleaned from monks' diaries, are helping scientists work out how and why climates have changed over the past 500 years.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Two powerful reasons make a regulated market in live organs imperative. First is the evil of the present unbridled and unregulated global market in organs in which people are sometimes kidnapped, often coerced and even murdered to obtain organs. The second equally powerful driver is the tragic, unnecessary and wasteful loss of life caused by the global shortage of donor organs.
Thursday 23 December 2010
Police have found the body of a 21-year-old who went missing in freezing conditions five days ago.
Wednesday 22 December 2010
Brain scans could be used to predict the onset of schizophrenia in young people with a family history of the disease, scientists said today.
Monday 06 December 2010
An advance in the understanding of multiple sclerosis that could lead to the development of drugs to reverse the condition was hailed by experts yesterday.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
1748 False start
Monday 18 October 2010
Thousands of climbers trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro are taking unnecessary risks with their health, experts warned today.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Tuesday 12 October 2010
A patient who was partially paralysed as a result of an injury to the spinal cord has become the first person to be injected with millions of stem cells derived from early human embryos created by IVF.
Monday 27 September 2010
Scientists have discovered why women who smoke have a higher risk of developing ectopic pregnancies, a new study revealed today.
Wednesday 01 September 2010
At 45, J K Rowling is now the same age as her mother was when she succumbed to the ravages of multiple sclerosis. Anne Rowling's untimely death in 1990 – five years before her daughter first gave the world Harry Potter – has had a profound and lasting influence on the writer, who has been a vocal champion for sufferers of the degenerative disease ever since.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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