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Science In Transit; The Move Away From Animals In Research

Lindsay Marshall | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Lindsay Marshall

The inescapable truth is that attempting to model human diseases in non-human animals will always be problematic, and can delay progress in finding much-needed cures. And most importantly, these proposals miss the opportunity to stop throwing good resources after the bad, to focus on a transition away from the failing animal models and toward a future of effective cures.

These Were 2014's Biggest Stories In Science According To 'Nature'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Rosetta space mission and its dramatic landing on a comet 300 million miles from Earth tops this year's list of breakthrough achievements selected...

This Is The Science That Changed Our World In 2014

Huffington PostUK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech

You might have thought that 2013 was a good year for science. Pah! That's nothing. 2014 has brought us everything from hints at the "holy grail" of...

This Week's Future Tech: Underwater Cities And Robot Cheetahs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech

Every week it seems as though something new is being invented whether it's someone building an incredible gadget in their garage or a construction gia...

Understanding Environmental Behaviour in the 'Black Box' of the Household

Dr Stewart Barr | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stewart Barr

With all the investment in behaviour change campaigns and infrastructure, why is there still material that can be recycled going into the bin in our homes? Only half of all plastic bottles are currently sent for recycling, revealing a significant gap between the strong environmental values people profess and their behaviour.

Let's Honour World Day for Animals in Laboratories - By Making It One of the Last

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Now more than ever, as animal testing is being scrutinised and debated in the public forum, animal advocates must continue to speak for those whose voices have been ignored for too long. We can win the fight against animal testing and eliminate the need to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories ever again.

Russian Meteor Q&A

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Tech

After a meteor exploded over Russia today, injuring nearly 1,000 people, Dr Hugh Lewis, an astronautics expert from the University of Southampton, ans...

Meteorite Injures Hundreds After Streaking Across Russia's Ural Mountains (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Tech

Almost a thousand people were injured after a meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Ural mountains. Fragments of the meteor fell to the...

Tractor Beam Tested In Real-Life

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Tech

A real-life miniature version of the "tractor beam" featured in the Star Trek series has been created by a team of scientists which could be used in m...

Warning, This Cannot Be Unseen: Enormous Parasite Filmed Slithering Out Of Dead Spider (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

A video of a live parasite unravelling itself from the carcass of a spider has clocked up over a million views on YouTube. Posted by Australia-bas...

PICS: 12 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs In 2012

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Tech

While 2012 was obviously a great year for sport - and not so much the economy - it was also a surprisingly strong 12 months for science. Not only ...

Physicists May Have Created A 'New Form Of Matter'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists have created what appears to be a new form of matter. Labelled "colour-glass condensate", it has been identified as a "swarm" of sub-ato...

Shift Workers Face Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Ellee Seymour | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Tech
Ellee Seymour

I was stunned last week to learn that shift workers who work through the night face an increased risk of breast cancer. This includes our emergency services, nurses and care workers, as well as call centre and airline staff.

Mad Cow Disease Blood Test 'A Step Closer'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

At the moment only examination of brain issue through a risky biopsy can determine whether someone has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – otherwise known a...

'Among America's Greatest Heroes'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

Tributes poured in from around the world to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, who has died at the age of 82. The former Nasa astro...

Neil Armstrong Dead At 82

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died aged 82. On Saturday evening the family of Armstrong confirmed the former astronaut's death. ...

Mysterious Arc Of Light Lurking Deep In Space Discovered

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Tech

A mysterious, gigantic arc of light residing behind a massive cluster of galaxies has been discovered by astronomers. It resides about 10bn light y...

Turns Out It’s NOT The End Of The World As We Know It

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Mayan mural believed to be a calendar projecting events some 7,000 years into the future – thus contradicti...

Parents Have Good Reason to Fear the Redefining of Autism

Thelma Etim | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics
Thelma Etim

The global reaction to news that a US panel of experts in psychiatry is proposing to redesign the definition of autism has been nothing short of explo...