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Hans Eysenck Is this “one of the worst scientific scandals of all time”?


Hans Eysenck comes under fire – again. Stephen Fleischfresser reports. In February of this year, a critical review in the Journal of Health Psychology prompted one of its editors to publish open letters calling for a formal investigation of one of the most influential and heavily cited psychologists of all time, the oft controversial Hans Eysenck.

Could dropping the requirement for A-level chemistry to study medicine at university make doctors more representative of society?

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino honoured for sparking a portable technology revolution.

Barrow Oil sold to engineering firm


The former Oil States complex in Barrow has been sold to a local firm. Oil States pulled out of its site on Sowerby Woods Industrial Estate in June of last year, when it announced it was moving its operation to Scotland.

Record number of apprenticeships to go down engineering route


Fifty nine apprenticeship standards in engineering and manufacturing will be reviewed by the Institute for Apprenticeships

Contractor fired after colleague suffers nerve damage


Hitchin-based construction company has been fined £65,000 after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height.

This is simply the basic mathematics of horse racing


Hundreds of racehorses are being sent to the slaughterhouse, the ABC revealed this week, in contravention of racing rules and basic decency. What's more, before they're killed, many of those horses are subjected to the kind of horrific abuse we probably all assume doesn't happen in a society where we lavish affection on our pets

The universe follows an order, and science’s goal is to understand it. For centuries, scientists have sought to understand the laws of nature by studying the results

Artificial intelligence can now more accurately detect whether you’re depressed by analyzing the sound of your voice, thanks to new research by University of Alberta

What biochemistry and genetics are teaching us about eating


We often talk about genetics as if it’s set in stone. “She just has good genes” or “He was born with it” are common phrases. However, over the past decade, biochemists and geneticists have discovered that your genetic expression changes over time.

Sugar coated RNAs could alter the face of biochemistry


Sugar isn’t just for sweets. Inside cells, sugars attached to proteins and fats help molecules recognize one another—and let cells communicate.

More than three decades of research on Alzheimer's disease have not produced any major treatment advances for those with the disorder

People relying on EU medicine to survive have put a black dot on their Twitter handle to show the government their lives are ‘at risk by Brexit’. Thousands of people are warning Boris Johnson they could die if a no-deal Brexit triggers medicine shortages. Last week health unions warned that crashing out of the EU without a deal could ‘devastate’ the NHS and disrupt the supply of life-saving medicines for up to six months.

Medicine Nobel Prize awarded for hypoxia research


Kaelin, Ratcliffe, and Semenza have solved the mystery of how cells adapt to changing oxygen levels. Their work provides a base for further research into teating anaemia

should hospitals make their own medicine?


If pharmaceutical companies rapidly inflate the price of their products, is there an alternative? One Dutch chemist thinks so.

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