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Event - 12.12.2018
3Q: Felice Frankel on improving the visual side of science
3Q: Felice Frankel on improving the visual side of science
Photographer's new book describes ways for researchers to make their images more informative and appealing. Felice Frankel has spent more than 25 years helping scientists and engineers create engaging and informative photographs and images depicting their work. Her images have appeared on the covers of many of the world's leading scientific journals, and she has described some of the processes and methods involved in several books, as well as in classes and workshops at MIT and around the country, and an online class on MITx.

Event - 27.09.2018
ANU excavation uncovers turtle rituals in Polynesia
An ANU archaeologist has discovered primary evidence of ritualistic practices involving turtles in French Polynesia described in accounts by missionaries in the 19 th Century. Pacific Archaeologist, Dr Guillaume Molle of the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology excavated three sites on the ring-shaped coral atoll of Fakahina in the Tuamotu Archipelago, uncovering two open-air ceremonial sites, one containing the remains of ritual offerings of turtles.

Health - Event - 26.08.2018
Long-term cardiovascular benefits following statins and blood pressure trial
Long-term cardiovascular benefits following statins and blood pressure trial
Death rates from heart disease and stroke could be significantly lowered by prescribing statins with blood pressure-lowering drugs, a study has found. The findings come from long term follow up data from the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) and reveal that for patients with high blood pressure taking a calcium channel blocker-based treatment plus a statin, deaths from cardiovascular causes such as heart attack and stroke were lower than for those taking an alternative beta blocker-based treatment and who had not taken statins, more than a decade after the trial closed.

Health - Event - 15.08.2018
3m award for pioneering Scottish leukemia trial
UofG scientists are set to receive 3m funding to help more patients survive a rare form of blood cancer. Researchers at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Cancer Sciences have been awarded 3.1 million by Cancer Research UK to lead a pioneering study to help find new treatments for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Physics - Event - 10.08.2018
UChicago physicist earns Dirac Medal for pioneering research
Physicist Dam Thanh Son, University Professor at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2018 ICTP Dirac Medal for his contributions to revolutionizing human understanding of how quantum mechanics affects large groups of particles. Son was awarded the medal with physicists Subir Sachdev of Harvard University and Xiao-Gang Wen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

History / Archeology - Event - 21.06.2018
Mysterious 11,000-year-old skull headdresses go on display in Cambridge
Mysterious 11,000-year-old skull headdresses go on display in Cambridge
Three 11,500-year-old deer skull headdresses - excavated from a world-renowned archaeological site in Yorkshire - will go on display, one for the first time, at Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) from today. The most mysterious objects found at Star Carr are 33 deer skull headdresses.

Life Sciences - Event - 03.01.2018
Researcher Awarded Swartz Fellowship to Investigate Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Gaia Tavoni, a postdoctoral fellow of the Computational Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named a Swartz Foundation Fellow for Theory in Neuroscience for her research proposal suggesting pathways to investigate the brain mechanisms involved in learning and memory.