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New ‘super Earth’ discovered where you could live for more than 29,000 years

Scientists have discovered two ‘super Earth’ type planets about 100 light-years from our Earth where 1 year is 8.5 days.
Jacques Loeb Centre for the History & Philosophy of the Life Sciences

The Jacques Loeb Centre for History and Philosophy of, and Critical Dialogues in, the...

Research into the history and philosophy of modern experimental life sciences and the societal implications.
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Why doesn’t Jupiter have bigger rings?

Due to its size, Jupiter should theoretically have even more specular rings than Saturn however research has shown that its massive moons are preventing this.
botany, ecology

The education system makes us “disconnected from the botanical world”

At a time when plants could help solve global environmental problems, scientists warn we must become more in touch with botanical education.

Why did the T-Rex have tiny arms?

The discovery of a giant new dinosaur may explain why the T-Rex and so many other prehistoric meat-eaters had such tiny arms.
The many routes to an optimal leisure lifestyle

The many routes to an optimal leisure lifestyle

An optimal leisure lifestyle (OLL) consists, in its most agreeable form, of deeply fulfilling participation during free time in one or more substantial, absorbing activities known as serious leisure.
history of science

Exploring the history of science

We speak to Professor Ute Deichmann, Director of the Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, about the history of science.
New ichthyosaur

New ichthyosaur fossil said to be largest animal ever found

Researchers have found the largest ever ichthyosaur tooth, with its width being twice as large as any aquatic reptile known
leisure lifestyle

A fascinating look at optimal leisure lifestyle

Robert Stebbins, Professor Emeritus at University of Calgary in Alberta, takes a fascinating look at what we need to know about optimal leisure lifestyle
scientific truth

Irreproducibility and scientific truth

Ute Deichmann from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, explores the issues of irreproducibility and scientific truth
sea dragon fossil

Giant fossilised ‘Sea Dragon’ found in UK reservoir

Rutland reservoir reveals 2 tonne and 180 million year old Ichthyosaur Sea Dragon, approximately 10 metres long.
giant millipede

Fossil reveals car sized millipedes once roamed Northern England

The beaches of Northern England have revealed the largest ever giant millipede fossil to date – the size of a car.
life sciences

How will the budget impact the life sciences industry?

Doris-Ann Williams MBE, BIVDA CEO, discusses the impacts of the latest government budget for the diagnostics and life sciences sector.
plasticity in biology

Constancy & plasticity in biology – the central role of hierarchical causal models

Ute Deichmann of the Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, explores the role hierarchical causal models have on constancy and plasticity in biology.
Thapunngaka shawi

Researchers uncover Australia’s largest flying reptile

Researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered Australia’s largest flying reptile, a pterosaur, which has been named the Thapunngaka shawi.
brain remembers faces, grandmother neuron

Scientists discover new part of brain that remembers faces

Neuroscientists have discovered the closest thing to the infamous "grandmother neuron" - they have identified the cells responsible for how the brain remembers faces.
blood test dementia, psychiatric

Finnish scientists invent blood test for dementia

A new study by the University of Eastern Finland finds that a blood test could help to diagnose patients with frontotemporal dementia.
life science sector

The importance of the life science sector to the post-COVID economic recovery

Dean Billington, Chief Operating Officer at Brains Bioceutical, discusses the pivotal role of the life science sector in spearheading the post-Covid economic recovery and why driving forward R&D and innovation should be the nation’s top priority.
mice artificial wombs, mice embryos

Israeli scientists grow mice in artificial wombs outside the body

In a significant breakthrough for life science, Israeli scientists have succeeded in growing mice embryos in artificial wombs - completely outside the body.
under antarctic ice shelves, ice shelves

Scientists find “strange creatures” 900 metres under Antarctic ice shelves

Researchers dug a bore hole 900 metres into the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, where they found something unexpected - "strange creatures" living in those -2.2°C depths.

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