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Tomatoes tied to lower stroke risk

Eating tomatoes may help to reduce to risk of stroke, according to researchers in Finland. The key factor appears to be the antioxidant lycopene that tomatoes are high in. The study, involving more than 1000 middle-aged men, found that those ...

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Botox for bladder

A substance used in medical procedures and cosmetically to erase wrinkles, could also treat bladder related problems of women, a new study has found. Botox injections work in the same way as daily pills do to treat urinary incontinence. It ...

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Sink or swim sunk

Students attending the University of Chicago are no longer required to swim for their degrees, ending a 60-year tradition that upset a number of undergraduates. They will no longer have to pass a swim test or take a swimming course ...

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Bee brain a real buzz

Scientists at two British universities are working on a project to create a simulated bee brain to implant into robots, in the hope that the machines will mimic the actions of a real bee. The project is being led by ...

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Monk blamed for student woes

A group of medical students from the University of Science, Malaysia has allegedly been brainwashed into abandoning their studies by a Buddhist monk. Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia lay adviser Chong Hung Wang said the student Buddhist association from the ...

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Help guide for foreign students

Race Discrimination Commissioner Helen Szoke has released principles to promote and protect the human rights of international students at the Australian International Education Conference, calling on organisations working with overseas students to ensure basic human rights are protected. “These principles ...

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UK facing engineering graduate shortage

The UK needs to educate at least an extra 10,000 science graduates a year just to maintain its current industrial position, a major new report has concluded. The Royal Academy of Engineering report, Jobs and Growth: the Importance of Engineering ...

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Spiders on the march

Researchers on Guam, a US island east of the Philippines, have found that the island’s jungle spider population is more than 40 times larger than that of nearby islands. In one of the first studies to examine how the loss ...

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Lessons from a Finnish school

The successful Scandinavian system allows for a good deal of individualised learning for students, writes Stuart Middleton I have been reading an interesting book lately, Finnish Lessons by Pasi Sahlberg (Teachers College Press, NY). It has a wealth of information ...

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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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