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Brain GPS: UK Scientists Identify 'Internal Compass' Controlling Directional Sense
Science & Tech  (tags: Health, Science, UK )

Ray
- 40 days ago - rt.com
The precise part of the human brain that controls people's sense of direction has been identified by leading scientists in a groundbreaking piece of research.
May-Day! Queen Guitarist Warns Asteroids Threaten Life on Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Meeting, NASA, Science, Space, UK )

Ray
- 53 days ago - rt.com
Astronauts, Nobel laureates, scientists and even Brian May from the rock group Queen have come together to warn the world about the danger of large rocks from space that could hit the Earth at any point. They urged increased monitoring measures.
$1mn Per Card: Major Flaw Detected in New Credit, Debit Cards
Science & Tech  (tags: Crime, Europe, Global economy, Hacking, Information Technology, Modernization, SciTech, UK, USA )

Ray
- 86 days ago - rt.com
Scientists testing for card fraud on new contactless microchip debit and credit cards have found a critical flaw that could allow a criminal to steal up to $1 million just by coming into close contact with a person.
Paralyzed Man Walks Again Thanks to UK-Funded Tech
Science & Tech  (tags: Conflict, Health, Modernization, SciTech, Science, UK )

Ray
- 97 days ago - rt.com
A man whose lower body was completely paralyzed has been given the chance to walk again, thanks to pioneering surgical therapy developed by scientists in the UK and Poland.
Stonehenge Secrets Revealed By Underground Map
Science & Tech  (tags: science, archaeology, Stonehenge, UK )

Ray
- 140 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.
UK Bans Teaching Creationism in State-Funded Schools
Science & Tech  (tags: world, science, creationism, uk, ban, teaching, state, funded, schools, religion )

Darren
- 147 days ago - iflscience.com
Lo! Creationism cannot be taught as scientific fact in any state-funded school in the UK. That goes for all free schools as well as any existing and future academies.
Whole Organ 'Grown' in World First
Science & Tech  (tags: science, medical, research, organ, human, animals, scotland, UK )

Ray
- 156 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
Insensitivity of Primate Researchers Exposed By Government Committee - Via Animal Aid
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Primates, Monkeys, UK, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Death, Ethical concerns, Ethics )

Victoria
- 176 days ago - animalaid.org.uk
The Animals in Science Committee (ASC) that advises the UK Government on vivisection published in November 2013, the 'Cumulative Severity' report, revealing a high level of desensitisation amongst the researchers who failed to recognise primate suffering.
Electric Vehicles to Monitor Air Quality in Leicester
Science & Tech  (tags: electric cars, UK, Leicester, environment, air quality, Air pollution, electric vehicles )

Alex
- 206 days ago - dailyfusion.net
Researchers at the University of Leicester are going to use electric cars fitted with air monitoring sensors to monitor air pollution levels in Leicester, UK.
Going Underground in London's 'Smart' Tunnels
Science & Tech  (tags: Crossrail, Tunnels, London, UK )

Ray
- 226 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Crossrail - a new rail network buried under London's streets - is the largest infrastructure project in Europe and when completed it is expected to carry around 200 million passengers a year.
The Medical Mannequins 'Brought to Life' With Emotions
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, healthcare, training, medical mannequins, NHS, Sheffield, UK )

Ray
- 248 days ago - bbc.co.uk
can be a useful training aid but interacting with them can feel unnatural. But at Sheffield Hallam University augmented reality is now being used to 'turn' the mannequin into a real person.
Plas Newydd: Heat From the Sea to Warm Historic House
Science & Tech  (tags: NewTechnology, Sea Water, historic house, Wales, UK )

Ray
- 252 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One of the finest old mansions in Wales is making history with a new technology that sucks heat from sea water. Plas Newydd, with spectacular views of Snowdon from Anglesey,
Scientists Find Way to Turn Light Into Matter
Science & Tech  (tags: Physics, Science, UK )

Ray
- 254 days ago - rt.com
Researchers in London have found a way to make matter from light, using high powered lasers. The idea behind the theory was first thought up 80 years ago by two physicists, who were to work later on creating the world's first atomic bomb.
How Aliens and Monsters 'Invaded' a London Bus Stop
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, unusual, aliens, monsters, London, UK )

Ray
- 299 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Commuters at a London bus stop have seen alien invasions, monsters from the sewers grabbing pedestrians and tigers running down the street as part of an elaborate advertising campaign.
GM Crops: UK Scientists Call for New Trials
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, UK, GMO, Food )

Ray
- 321 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions.
 

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