Discovery shows what the solar system looked like as a ‘toddler’
27 May 2015
Astronomers have discovered a disc of planetary debris surrounding a young sun-like star that shares remarkable similarities with the Kuiper Belt that lies beyond Neptune, and may aid in understanding how our solar system developed.
‘Pain sensing’ gene discovery could help in development of new methods of pain relief
25 May 2015
A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers co-led by the University of Cambridge. The discovery, reported today in the journal Nature Genetics , could have implications for the development of new methods of pain relief.
Human Rights in the United Kingdom: Where Now?
22 May 2015
Prior to the 2015 general election, the Conservative Party undertook in its manifesto to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and to enact a British Bill of Rights. In this video, Mark Elliott addresses three key questions raised by these proposals.