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Thursday 27th August 2015

Ashley Madison: should we blame the business or the customers?

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As reports suggest that two or more suicides in Canada and the US are linked to the Ashley Madison hacking we start to see the human fallout to this story. While some may have thought that the biggest losers would be the spouses of those whose names were revealed, we now see that it is likely to be a much more complex web of relationships that are affected.
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Thursday 27th August 2015
Thursday 20th August 2015

Ageing muscles: can an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

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It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that as we get older, our bodies tend to become smaller, weaker and frailer.
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Thursday 20th August 2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Thursday 13th August 2015

M6 Toll: problems remain, despite upturn in fortunes

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Recent traffic statistics issued by Midland Expressway Limited reveal vehicle volumes on the M6 Toll have risen by 12 per cent over the past year – and by about a quarter over the past three years.
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Thursday 13th August 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 6th August 2015

Iraq: what Britain isn't saying about its airstrikes on Islamic State

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This week, the British government announced it will extend its involvement in US-led airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State until March 2017.
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Thursday 6th August 2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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