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Schools Are Going Green And Here Is How

Phillip Othen | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For th...

How Virtual Reality Tech Will Help The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

A recent report from academics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, lays bare the devastating impact plastics are having on the environment...

This Creepy Camera Tracks When Hospital Employees Haven't Washed Their Hands

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech

Tackling the issue of hygiene in hospitals is a difficult proposition. While you can provide staff and visitors with the tools they need, ultimately i...

Iranian Press Flouts Hijab Rules In Death Tributes To Trailblazing Maths Genius

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK

An Iranian professor who was the first and only woman to win the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize has continued to smash taboos even after he...

Scientists Confirm Earth's Next Major Extinction Event Has Already Started

Press Assocation | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have warned that the Earth’s next major extinction event has already started and unless serious measures are put in place within the next...

The Gene That Causes Arthritis Was Originally Used To Help Humans Survive The Ice Age

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech

The gene that increases your likelihood to suffer from arthritis could also be the gene that helped humans survive through the Ice Age, scientists hav...

Scientists Could Soon Create A Key Ingredient In Petrol Using Just Carbon Dioxide

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech

Ethanol is one of the key ingredients in modern petrol, in fact in the US it is required that all fuel contains at least 10 per cent ethanol. At prese...

Gene Linked To Anorexia Could Lead Scientists To New Treatments In Future

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered the first genetic variant for anorexia nervosa. Genetic variation describes the variation in the DNA sequence in each of ou...

Teen Wins Place At Top Uni After Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times On Application Form

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A high school student has won a place at Stanford University after writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 times in his application. When asked “What matters...

The Ocean Could Contain A Near Limitless Supply Of Nuclear Fuel

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists believe they’ve found a viable way to extract uranium from the oceans, opening up a source of energy that could supply today’s nuclear ...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why Some Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day – even if it’s decaf – may live longer, according to a study published back in 2015. While t...

At 20 Years Old, You Shouldn't Have to 'Learn' That Rape is Wrong

Brittany Dawson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brittany Dawson

I'm no expert, but I'm certain 'urge to rape' isn't a side effect of one too many vodka red bulls, and it's terrifying to think that some people deem sexual assault not only an unfortunate, but almost unavoidable side effect of being young and drunk at university.

Father Defends Stanford University Sex Attacker Son Facing Jail ‘For 20 Mins Of Action’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

The father of an athlete convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on a university campus has argued his six-month jail term is “a steep...

The Computer Is Made Of Water, Yes You Heard That Right

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Imagine a computer that instead of transferring data around a circuitboard, transfers physical matter. Now imagine that the physical matter is in fact...

It's Happened...Scientists Are Now Growing BRAINS In Petri Dishes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have found a way to grow brain cells using human skin samples. No, this is not the opening line of a science fiction story featuring a f...

Apple's New Medical Apps Are Already Doing Some Incredible Things

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Cook has revealed that over 11,000 people have signed up to the cardiovascular research app 'MyHeart Counts' which runs using Apple's new Research...

These Gloves Will Let You Climb Buildings Like 'Spider Man'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a revolutionary silicon-based 'Spider Man' glove which allows a human being to climb up a flat verti...

The STEM Skills Shortage Is Even More Apparent for Start-Ups

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

The work undertaken by STEM companies - both large and small - is extremely important, not just to our economic future, but to the development of our world. Only by ensuring an increased supply of high quality engineering talent will companies like ours be able to flourish.

Has This Student Solved The Mystery Of What Happened To The MH370 Plane?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Stanford University has touted a theory about what happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, suggesting a slow decompression ma...

World's First Carbon Nanotube Computer Unveiled

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech

The first computer built with carbon nanotubes instead of silicon has been unveiled in California. Researchers at Stanford University said that the...

Sun's Magnetic Field About To Flip

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech

The Sun is about to flip out. Its magnetic field is set to do a complete 180, changing poles as the nurturer of all life on Earth reaches the half...

Can Universities Nurture a New Generation of Problem Solvers?

Green Futures | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

By Kyla Mandel New technologies are revolutionising higher education, allowing learners across the world to collaborate on solutions to pressing issu...

Paying It Forward: The Psychology of Random Good Deeds

Sandi Mann | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Paying it forward is not a concept that has gathered huge momentum in the UK. I think if some random stranger paid for my coffee here in Manchester, my reaction would be more suspicious than grateful; we in the UK, are simply not used to strangers performing arbitrary acts of kindness for us.

In The Thicko Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Modern society clearly has its benefits – hot showers, supermarkets, transport infrastructures and so forth. But research suggests that all this ...

Why Are CIA Drones Still Causing the Death of Innocents in Pakistan?

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

In Pakistan there are 800,000 people playing Russian Roulette. They do it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's not a voluntary game. Someone else holding the gun, refusing to tell how many projectiles there are in the chamber, or even who the weapon is currently aimed at.