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Alok Jha

Alok Jha

    Studies all can access and apply
    Studies all can access and apply
    The results of scientific research that tackles disease, food security issues and poverty in the developing world will become freely available as...
    Mankind responsible for 70% of radical Arctic ice melt
    Mankind responsible for 70% of radical Arctic ice melt
    The radical decline in sea ice around the Arctic is at least 70% due to human-induced climate change, according to a new study, and may even be up to...
    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. Once the...
    The beauty of the very best ideas
    The beauty of the very best ideas
    Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, Einstein's reinterpretation of the cosmos through general relativity and the idea that we live...
    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 endless election circuit, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich made a...
    Celebrity sense and nonsense
    Celebrity sense and nonsense
    Where there is a celebrity, there is often a fad diet, miracle crystal bracelet or misunderstanding about science. In 2011 The X Factor...
    New sea creatures found living in extreme conditions
    New sea creatures found living in extreme conditions
    A world of previously unseen creatures has been found thriving next to boiling vents of water, several miles under the surface of the Southern...
    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 compared with...
    Cocaine addiction linked to brain disorder
    Cocaine addiction linked to brain disorder
    Scientists have found "significant abnormalities" in the brains of people addicted to cocaine, which could help to explain some of the compulsive...
    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. In real...
    Planets found in Milky Way
    Planets found in Milky Way
    Astronomers have found a clutch of planets that wander alone through interstellar space. The discovery of the objects, which do not orbit any star,...