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Remains could be of Richard III

DNA tests will be used to confirm if human remains found by archaeologists in central England are those of the medieval king Richard III. Researchers from the University of Leicester said they had unearthed the skeleton of a male, found under a ...

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Frozen mammoth found

Scientists have discovered frozen woolly mammoth fragments deep in Siberian permafrost that may contain living cells, raising hopes of cloning the prehistoric animal. Russia’s North Eastern Federal University said an international team of researchers had found rich research material during ...

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Harvard rocked by cheating allegations

About 125 students at the prestigious Harvard University face a possible one-year suspension and revocation of diplomas following an investigation into the university’s largest academic misconduct scandal. The university website reported a large number of undergraduates “may have inappropriately collaborated ...

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Wired roaches to the rescue

Scientists have developed a device to remotely control cockroaches so that the insects can be sent into tight spaces for search and rescue missions. By attaching a little electronic “backpack” to the back of a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, researchers at ...

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Car share plan rolls out on campus

Not everyone can afford to run their own car and there is always a problem finding parking so a university’s plan to set up a car sharing scheme may well find a welcome market. UhaulCarShare is teaming up with Graceland ...

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Flat chat: US tests ‘talking’ cars

Nearly 3000 vehicles were deployed on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan recently, to test how well cars, trucks and buses can “talk” to each other. The US Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan launched a $US25 million ...

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Attracting overseas students online

Australian institutions need to use a variety of inquiry methods to compete with other nations.   For the past year it has been possible to mark time by looking at headlines proclaiming the demise of the international student sector. It ...

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Cross-party support for overseas students in UK

A committee of British MPs has called on the government to exclude overseas students from figures on net migration, warning that current policy risks “undermining a world-class export market”. Parliament’s Business, Innovation and Skills committee makes the call in a ...

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US scientists aim for waterless toilet

The world’s richest man has challenged inventors to develop a toilet that doesn’t need water and could also turn human waste into fuel. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has helped inventors with a $US1.3 million ($1.26 million) grant to ...

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