Archive for January 26th, 2017:

Northumbria University ‘life-threatening’ caffeine test fine

Image copyright Google Image caption Northumbria University has more than 30,000 students and a budget of nearly £250m A university has been fined after two students suffered “life-threatening” effects when they were given 100 times too much caffeine in an experiment. Northumbria University told Newcastle Crown Court it was “deeply, genuinely sorry” as it was

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Extra letters added to life’s genetic code

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The researchers worked with E. coli bacteria like these Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded “genetic alphabet”. The blueprint for all life forms on Earth is written in a code consisting of four “letters”: A, T, C and G, which pair up in the DNA

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Trump’s ‘control-alt-delete’ on climate change policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amid concerns over his attitude to climate change, the new President has signed orders to push forward with two major oil pipelines Are the recent actions taken by the Trump team on the issues of climate and energy the opening shots in a war on knowledge? Or are they

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