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News: British Library Investigates Virtual Future

Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 9, 2017 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Towards a single public library in cyberspace

IMAGINE a future where Britain's physical libraries are a thing of the past, writes Mark Cantrell.

No, this isn't a dystopian foretelling of a post-austerity a...

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Blog: UK Indie Lit Fest Proved A Real Treat For Bradford Book Lovers

Posted by Mark Cantrell on September 3, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)

So let’s hear it for the #indiearmy 

In a marketplace dominated by big publishers, indie authors and small presses often struggle to be heard, writes Mark Cantrell

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Science: Old Bones And Tangled Roots Put T-Rex In His Place

Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 21, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Dinosaur family tree is just plain wrong, say scientists

We think we know dinosaurs, right? Well think again, writes Mark Cantrell. According to scientists a...

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Long Read: Poverty Is Creating Another Kind Of Banking Crisis

Posted by Mark Cantrell on July 11, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A symbol of a fractured and failing society

Food banks are emergency lifelines for a growing number of people and they have no place in a supposedly civilised society, writes

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Society: Evidence Shows UK Needs More Social Housing

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 30, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Breaking the tenure of last resort

By now it ought to be obvious that we need to build many more social homes if we’re to make a start on fixing the broken housing market. The evidence continues to m...

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News: Artists Take To The Skyline

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Athena is rising over Leeds

A landmark building in Leeds has become the canvas for a pair of street artists who are painting the UK's tallest mural on its façade, writes Mark Cantrell. The installation won't just jazz u...

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Science: Manufacturing Brain And Muscle Tissue From Stem Cells Just Got Faster

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 20, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The cells that Man made

We many not be able to grow custom-made humans in vats just yet, writes Mark Cantrell, but scientists have cracked a clunky proble...

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Science: Students Plan To Be Wright Brothers In Space

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 5, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Forget blast off, spread your wings and fly 

A bunch of students – that's right students – from the University of Manchester are aiming to become the Wright Brothers of space with the w...

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News: Research Reveals Supermarkets Can Remote Control Our Walking Speed

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 29, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Consumerbots rising: try not to be a drone

New research claims supermarkets can control our walking speed when shopping, writes Mark Cantrell, so where does that...

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Tech: Stuff Of Life Could Revolutionise Computing

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Biology’s source code heralds super-computing revolution


It's the digital revolution, but not as we know it – so forget silicon chips, writes Mark Can...

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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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