I, Science Magazine – Bitcoin$

Magazine feature, published online September 6th 2013 As the financial crisis in Europe continues, could Bitcoin be the solution to our economic woes? Before pounds and dollars, you could use solid gold in exchange for goods. There was a limited…

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BBC News online (Science) – Silver trumps gold in nano advance

Originally posted on BBC News online (Science), September 6th 2013 Scientists have come up with a better way to make silver nanoparticles, which are used in textiles and cosmetics. The tiny metallic particles are often used because of their anti-bacterial…

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BBC News Online (Health) – TB has human, not animal origins says study

Originally posted on BBC News online (Health), September 2nd 2013 The origins of human tuberculosis have been traced back to hunter-gatherer groups in Africa 70,000 years ago, an international team of scientists say. The research goes against common belief that…

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BBC News Online – Poverty significantly saps our mental abilities say researchers

Originally posted on BBC News online, August 30th 2013 Being poor can sap a person's mental resources, research published in the journal Science suggests. The work, by an international team, demonstrates how poverty takes its toll on cognitive function, leaving…

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BBC News online (Health) – Early step in sleeping sickness cure

News, August 21st 2013 Scientists have taken a tentative step towards creating a cure for the most common form of sleeping sickness. The gambiense strain of the trypanosoma parasite is resistant to proteins the immune system produces to fight the…

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