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Stand-up comedy on Synthetic Biology delivered by Dr Winn

Stand-up comedy on Synthetic Biology delivered by Dr Winn
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On Monday 1 September Dr Peter Winn presented synthetic biology as part of a stand-up comedy set at the second Birmingham Bright Club. The Bright club format started at University College London in May 2009 and has now spread to a number of UK cities, combines a professional comedian with stand-up sets by academics and thus provides a vehicle for laughter and learning about interesting stuff.
Date:
15/09/2014

Study ties groundwater to human evolution

Study ties groundwater to human evolution
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A new study, led by Dr Mark Cuthbert of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, shows that our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species.
Date:
11/09/2014

More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts

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Two University of Birmingham academics are calling for more research to be carried out looking at how the brains of sportspeople – including children – react when they receive a blow to the head.
Date:
11/09/2014

New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

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A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape – including remarkable new findings on the world's largest 'super henge', Durrington Walls.
Date:
10/09/2014

Birmingham ranked as a must-see university for US visitors

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The University of Birmingham has been named one of the top 40 Universities Abroad Worth Traveling For by a US travel website. The 2014 list, compiled by FlipKey, which is part of the TripAdvisor Media Group, recognises must-see universities with some of the best attractions, architecture, history, and beautiful campuses in the world.
Date:
09/09/2014

How age alters our immune response to bereavement

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Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, providing insight into how different generations cope with loss.
Date:
09/09/2014

Food for thought: scientists use social media to expose global eating habits

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People in the UK eat their main meal at dinner time, Brazilians eat theirs at lunchtime, and the population of the US tends to eat more throughout the day, according to research by computer scientists at the University of Birmingham in the first study of its kind into eating and drinking habits using social media data.
Date:
09/09/2014

Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

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With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future.
Date:
08/09/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

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Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict zones in the Middle East, where their conservation is increasingly comprised.
Date:
08/09/2014

The modern Prometheus

Description
Let me suggest an image to you: the image of the 'mad scientist'.
Date:
04/09/2014
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