His notes and blog got him labelled an 'industry innovator' after the site attracted thousands of other students
University Of Manchester
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Wednesday 02 February 2011
Don't tell Bluto. Younger readers may need to be told that this oafish sailor, with his huge torso and beefy arms, was the arch-enemy of the cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man. For 30 years, before and after the Second World War, weekly battles between the duo dominated the world of animated films. Despite his smaller physique, Popeye always triumphed over his nemesis with the aid of a can of the super-food spinach. For decades, this was suspected by the children as an adult ploy to persuade them to eat a vegetable which rarely appeals to children's palates. But now we know there was a scientific truth behind the parental instruction. Swedish scientists have discovered that spinach, or rather the nitrous oxide it produces when it comes in contact with human saliva, can lower blood pressure.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Mr Pools to bag the Tote?
Saturday 29 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
One of the world's most important copies of the Koran is to be published online.
Monday 23 August 2010
BBC football host Gary Lineker attacked an elite British private school today for failing to get his son into university.
Professor Alan Gilbert: Historian who became the highly successful first Vice-Chancellor of Manchester University
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Alan Gilbert was a distinguished historian, transformational leader and effective defender of the value and importance of universities. He died less than a month after he retired as the inaugural President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Britain's biggest university.
Friday 30 July 2010
An unseemly spat has broken out between two of the most distinguished bodies representing Britain's scientists and engineers over where the cuts should fall in the forthcoming review of the Government's science budget.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Graduates without a top-level degree pass will see their chances of getting a job this summer almost vanish, it was forecast today.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Friday 04 June 2010
The record fine handed down to JP Morgan marked the latest stage in the FSA's attempts to crack down on the City, but the watchdog suffered a setback yesterday when two lawyers and a former finance director were acquitted of insider dealing charges that it had brought against them.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Sunday 11 April 2010
What's the best way to end a romance? A Dear John letter perhaps, or a teary phone call? But how do you dump a friend? Do the same rules apply?
Claude Blair: Authority on arms and armour who campaigned for the Victoria and Albert Museum in a time of crisis
Friday 26 March 2010
Claude Blair was not only a world authority on arms and armour. He revelled in the subject, and to the end of his life travelled widely in pursuit of new understanding, but he was also a doughty fighter for causes close to his heart.
Thursday 25 February 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Years ago, a colleague and I from Manchester University conducted a study into bullying in the workplace, which found that it damaged people's health, mental wellbeing, and productivity and also meant they took more sick days. I could see that people needed a place to go when they couldn't go to their employers in case it was held against them.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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- 4 Malnourished two-year-old found being breastfed by dog in Chile
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth