Archive for December 31st, 2016:

Coming up

From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here’s our guide to the big science events of 2017. Eclipse of the century Image copyright PA If reports are to be believed, 2017 will offer up what’s been described as the eclipse of the century. In August next year, skywatchers from all over

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The year 2016 in archaeology

2016 had its fair share of exciting discoveries in the world of archaeology. Together, they reveal the human characteristics that unite us all and expose the impacts that past peoples continue to have on life today. Here’s a selection of the most inspiring findings of the year. Britain’s Pompeii Image copyright Cambridge Archaeological Unit Image

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Scientists’ work recognised in New Year Honours

Image copyright SPL Image caption Researchers from a range of scientific fields are recognised in this year’s New Year Honours The work of a number of the UK’s leading scientists has been recognised in the New Year Honours. Prof Shankar Balasubramanian, a chemist from the University of Cambridge, has received a knighthood. Prof Ottoline Leyser,

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