Innate Mathematics

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Researchers from the University of Rochester compared humans' and rhesus monkeys' performance at simple mathematic tasks and showed that understanding 'quantity' is a concept conserved through evolution.

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Gut Bugs Advance Alzheimer's Disease

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Study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, describes how reducing gut bacteria prevented the advancement of neurodegeneration in a mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Leaf-Inspired Photomicroreactor Could Power A Step Change In The Chemical Industry

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We talk to Dr. Tim Noel about work and inspiration behind his group's latest design, a photomicroreactor.

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Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

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Scientists uncover neural connection that can prevent us acting on instinct.

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Heart-on-a-Chip Models Heart's Response to Stress
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The I-Wire Heart-on-a-Chip controls the mechanical force applied to cardiac cells, enabling the heart's response to stress to be studied.

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Tyres From Trees
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Researchers from The University of Minnesota have developed a way of generating Isoprene, a key molecule in car tyres, from biomass.

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UK Needs Scale-Up of Greener Tech
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A report, commissioned by Professor Minton’s BBSRC-funded network of gas fermentation specialists C1net, says the UK should do more to increase the production of this 'gas-eating' microbial technology which could capture a large percentage of industrial waste gas from our factories and landfill for biofuel use.

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