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01/10/14

Science

  • Editors: James Bezer and Lauren Ratcliffe
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Does watching violence on TV make men more violent?

New research has shown that men watching more violence on television could result in stunted in brain development, and the inability to control impulsive behaviours, including aggression.   A study, ran by a top brain journal, used brain imaging techniques to measure the mental abilities and volumes of key brain regions for ...
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  • Friday June 20, 2014

Does sitting down on sofas give you cancer?

People who spend more time sitting are more at risk of getting cancer than people who don’t, a new study reveals.   We already knew that sitting is linked to diabetes and heart disease, but our sedentary ...
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  • Friday June 20, 2014

Drugs Without the Hot Air: I Knew Nothing About Drugs Until I Read This Book

  Guess which substance killed Amy Winehouse? Have a stab in the dark.  I was amazed to find out that despite huge problems with illicit substance abuse, and having been hospitalised previously for an overdose of heroin, ...
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  • Friday June 20, 2014

Making light of the matter

Last month, Imperial attracted the attention of the world’s media once again, with researchers based in Blackett Laboratory showing how to potentially create matter from light. Their paper, published in ...
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  • Friday June 13, 2014

London pollution linked to heart complications

London is one of the most polluted cities in Europe and it is no surprise to hear that this pollution has potentially harmful effects on our health. Air pollution has ...
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  • Friday June 13, 2014

Alien DNA: when six bases are better than four

Are six bases better than four? Scientists at The Scripps Institute  Florida, can boast that they have changed the secret of life; they have invented an extension to our DNA.   All ...
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  • Friday May 23, 2014

A cast-iron case for climate sceptics

  Climate change sceptics were thrown a cast-iron lifeline this week when it was revealed that the melting of ice caps containing iron could potentially be biologically beneficial. However, with some ...
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Wait... are people actually starting to enjoy science?

The third annual Imperial Festival took place last weekend on campus, and saw students, staff and members of the public alike come together for the ambitious public engagement endeavour. The ...
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  • Friday May 16, 2014