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Can large objects exist in a quantum state?

Quantum physics is the study of objects at the tiniest atomic level, but new research will investigate whether quantum technology can be used on a large scale.

More geo-engineering, please!

Geo-engineering could help us solve the problem of global climate change, but only if we do it in a sustainable way and tackle the problem at the source.

When is genetic diversity lost?

How many individuals of a given species are needed to maintain genetic diversity in the long run?

The economic effects of restricting immigration – lessons from US history

Clearly changes in immigration policy generate winners and losers. But perhaps not the winners and losers that the government might expect.

Elite sport: time to scrap the therapeutic exemption system of banned medicines

Scrapping the TUE system would be in the interests of athletes’ short and long-term health, say scientists.

Life and death – just a regular Tuesday

For student nurses, interacting with patients is the most effective way to learn.

From monstrosity to laptop: the story of the personal computer

What began as a “bizarre” fantasy has now become reality.

What made the Vikings so superior in warfare?

We travel back in time to study the tactics of the Norse warriors.

When your immune system becomes your worst enemy

Our innate immune response can sometimes be so drastic that it ends up harming us in its attempt to save us from serious infection.

Scientist: Osteoporosis can be prevented with red clover

Works as well as oestrogen, but without the side effects.