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Science: 100 Days To The Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Scientists don't rate our chances once the undead bite


Scientists at Leicester University don't rate humanity's chances in the event of a zombie apocalypse, writes ...

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Society: Inequality Drives People To Suicide

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 10, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Charity report argues inequality is a matter of life and death

Debt, bad housing, low pay and insecure employment, it’s a toxic syndrome pushing people to the brink of suicide, argues a new report from the Samaritan...

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Society: Study Warns Of More JAM For Breadline Britain

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 25, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Millions of strivers are working hard below the breadline, claims study

Millions of people in the UK are not earning enough to provide their families with an adequate standard of living, according to new research for the anti-...

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Film: Trafalgar Square Premiere For The Salesman By Asghar Farhadi

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Iranian director’s UK movie premiere is a snub to Brexit and Trump alike

 

Movie premieres are not usually political affairs, but the screening of an Oscar-nominated feature film by Iranian director A...

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News: Author Colm Tóibín Appointed Chancellor Of Liverpool University

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 4, 2017 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

But does the job come with an orangutan librarian?

 

In this world of celebrity, there's clearly still some cachet left in being an author, writes Mark Cantr...

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Science: Hi-Tech Research Reveals Copper Age Metalworking Secrets

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

New technique uncovers 6,000-year-old mysteries of humanity’s transition to metal

 

Talk about casting light on history, writes Mark Cantrell: when scientists wanted to learn more about how a 6,000 ...

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Culture: Digital Technology Illuminates Dark Age Texts

Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 15, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 Out of time comes the magic of manuscripts

 

Dead minds will speak again thanks to a collaboration between the British Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France as they digitise 800 illumin...

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News: Science Lays The Foundations For Silas Morlock's Macabre City

Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 3, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 Could Genetically Modified Bacteria Grow The Cities Of Tomorrow?

 

Researchers are looking to use genetically modified bacteria to grow the foundations for new buildings. It's like something straight...

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Arts: Theatre Talent Is Coming HOME

Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 All of Manchester is but a stage

 

A Manchester theatre is opening its doors to talent with a new development programme it says will allow theatrical types at all stages of their career the opportunity to practic...

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FILM: From Motor Car To Movie Crew

Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 26, 2016 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hooray for... Dagenham?

 

Here's one for movie industry buffs out there, writes Mark Cantrell. Long known as a centre for motor manufacturing, now Dagenham Council and the Mayor of L...

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WEIRD SCIENCE: How Long Will It Take A #Vampire To Drink You?

Posted by Mark Cantrell on August 29, 2016 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fancy a pint? Bela Lugosi is bled…


EVEN vampires can’t change the laws of physics – well, fluid dynamics – it seems.

 

A group of students at the University of Leicester...

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ARTICLE: Curse Of The Right First Time

Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 31, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

An overdose of criticality

By Mark Cantrell

 

ONE of these days I’ll figure out how to switch off.

 

No, I’m not talking about relaxing, well not exactly, but ste...

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