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Alok Jha

Alok Jha

    Studies all can access and apply
    Studies all can access and apply
    The UK will make publicly funded studies open to all.
    Mankind responsible for 70% of radical Arctic ice melt
    Mankind responsible for 70% of radical Arctic ice melt
    A study has found only 30% of radical loss of the Arctic's ice is due to natural variability in the Atlantic, and it will probably get worse.
    The fine art of the Neanderthals
    The fine art of the Neanderthals
    Several times in the past 10 years scientists have had to rewrite the textbooks on Neanderthals, the last species of human to go extinct.
    The beauty of the very best ideas
    The beauty of the very best ideas
    World's leading thinkers write on what impresses them -- from Darwinism to the concept of 'deep time'
    US moon base needs money to move beyond dreams
    US moon base needs money to move beyond dreams
    In the latest tell-people-what-they-want-to-hear speech on the election circuit, Newt Gingrich made a remarkable promise: he wants a moon base.
    Celebrity sense and nonsense
    Celebrity sense and nonsense
    The pseudo-scientific utterances of famous stars are often dangerously misleading or just wrong.
    New sea creatures found living in extreme conditions
    New sea creatures found living in extreme conditions
    Scientists exploring underwater vents near Antarctica have found a world of creatures thriving in temperatures of 400C°.
    Caffeine boost for sunscreen
    Caffeine boost for sunscreen
    Scientists have worked out how caffeine might offer protection against some skin cancers, a finding that could lead to better sunscreens.
    Expecting? Sleep on your left -- just in case
    Expecting? Sleep on your left -- just in case
    Mothers who sleep on their backs or right-hand sides the night before giving birth are twice as likely to have a stillborn child.
    Cocaine addiction linked to brain disorder
    Cocaine addiction linked to brain disorder
    Scientists find abnormalities in key areas of grey matter in the frontal lobes.
    Getting to the heart of antimatter
    Getting to the heart of antimatter
    In science fiction stories, antimatter pops up everywhere as a power source for spaceships or the active ingredient in diabolical bombs.