Health and life sciences

To Keep AI from 'Eating a Table,' Scientists Make It Read Wikipedia To help AI learn what actions are appropriate for an object, a team of computer scientists had it read all of Wikipedia.
Beasts in Battle: 15 Amazing Animal Recruits in War Humans have enlisted animals to help fight their wars since prehistoric times. Here we count down some of the unwitting animals that have been recruited to fight in both ancient ...
4,000-Year-Old Jar of Headless Toads Discovered in Jerusalem Burial The jar might have been a funeral offering to feed the dead in the afterlife.
Photos: A Bronze Age Burial with Headless Toads Archaeologists found more than 60 ancient graves in a Bronze Age cemetery in Jerusalem. In one they found a jar full of the remains of decapitated toads.
Encouraging cooperation to protect essential infrastructure EU-funded researchers have provided new decision support tools, training systems and online resources to allow decision-makers to assess the resilience of critical infrastructure - such as electricity and telecommunication - ...
Book Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of 'Why Dinosaurs Matter' Win a free copy of the new book "Why Dinosaurs Matter" by answering a trivia question about the paleo-beasts on Facebook this Tuesday (Sept. 26).
Kids Who See Hollywood Gunplay More Likely to Use Guns Children who watch movies that include gun violence may be more likely to use guns themselves, a new study finds.
Coyote Facts The coyote is a clever animal that has adapted well to growing human populations and habitat loss.
Equal & Opposite Reactions: Newton’s Third Law of Motion Newton’s Third Law of Motion states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Trilobite Tummies Revealed in New Fossils Ever wonder what a trilobite's gut looked like?
What Happens to Tattoo Ink After It's Injected into Your Skin? Once tattoo ink is injected into the skin, it doesn't all stay put, research is finding.
'Green chemistry' for pharmaceuticals An EU-funded project is exploring techniques to produce key ingredients required for pharmaceuticals through more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes.
Solar scientists gather to calibrate the sun's strength How much solar power does a photovoltaic solar power unit produce? The answer isn't obvious. The strength of sunshine changes depending where you are in the world and what time ...
Diving deeper to find answers to climate questions EU-funded researchers are reconstructing how the chemical composition of the world's sea water evolved, using brachiopod shells. Their findings should advance understanding of recent changes to our climate.
Better understanding of colon cancer to help guide treatment EU-industry funded researchers have worked to identify and characterise signs of cancer, particularly colon cancers, and patients' responses to different types of treatment. The aim is to help doctors choose ...
How biomarkers can speed-up drug development EU and industry-funded researchers have gathered data on new biological indicators that could help to identify - accurately and early - the potential side effects of certain drug treatments. The ...
Stem cell bio-bank could lead to new drugs Europe has identified the need for a central, standardised stem cell repository providing researchers with access to quality controlled cell lines and data for future drug development. EU and industry ...
Independent report: Life sciences: industrial strategy The report, written by Life Science’s Champion Professor Sir John Bell, provides recommendations to government on the long term success of the life sciences sector. It was written in collaboration ...
Press release: Sir John Bell to unveil industry-led proposals to build UK’s status as world leader in life sciences Sir John Bell outlines findings of independent sector-led review into £64 billion life sciences industry at University of Birmingham
the review will inform the basis of government work with the ...
Research and analysis: Life science sector data, 2017 Charts providing information of the UK life science sector, and how it compares to other countries. Areas covered include:
UK industry
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