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New research has discovered 27 new viruses amongst bees. This includes one transmitted via pollen.
Environment Science & Technology

Scientists find 27 new viruses in bees potentially aiding conservation efforts

One of the most pressing potential ecological disasters faced in the near-future is the decline in the population of various species of bees. New research has indicated that this decline may be a result of a multitude of hitherto undiscovered viruses affecting the bee.  Despite the fact that bees are considered vitally important to our ecosystems due to their role as pollinators, up until now scientists have known relatively little about the viruses that affect them. 

Health Opinion Science & Technology

The Express Offers Up Irresponsible Health Advice to Sufferers of Cardiovascular Disease

The story “Ditch pills to beat heart disease” was published on the front page of Daily Express this week. It builds on the statements of doctor Aseem Malhotra and his controversial book, the Pioppi Diet and seems to have no basis in science what-so-ever. The article not only offers health advice that runs contrary to medical consensus, it actively encourages sufferers of cardiovascular disease to stop taking their medication. 

Science & Technology

The Science Dispatches (17/06/18). Mars dust storms threaten Opportunity. Detecting young exoplanets. The LHC gets an upgrade. Positive science news from the Trump administration?

The science dispatches for the second week in June 2018. Martian dust storms have halted the progress of NASA’s Opportunity rover. Researchers find a new way of detecting exoplanets around young stars. Work begins on an upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider. And President Trump’s pick for the head of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, shows a positive change in attitude towards climate change. 

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Scientists observe consumption of a star by a supermassive black hole for the first time

The consumption of stars by supermassive black holes which lie at the centre of most galaxies is believed to be a fairly common event in the Universe, but astronomers have been unable to observe such proceedings unfold. That was until recently. It was revealed today that scientists at  Astrophysical Institute of Andalusia in Granada, Spain have used two specialised telescopes to observe the violent event in its full glory.  

In a week mostly dominated by NASA's announcement of the discovery of organic molecules on Mars, some other important science stories may have slipped under the radar. In the Science Dispatches for the first week of June 2018; a possible breakthrough in the treatment of cancer, the self-consuming rocket and counting bees. 
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The Science Dispatches. Week Ending 10/06/18. New cancer Hope, the rocket that eats itself and zero buzz about bees

In a week mostly dominated by NASA’s announcement of the discovery of organic molecules on Mars, some other important science stories may have slipped under the radar. In the Science Dispatches for the first week of June 2018; a possible breakthrough in the treatment of cancer, the self-consuming rocket and counting bees. 

Opinion Science & Technology

Ruffling feathers? Are cinema-goers ready for a more realistic depiction of dinosaurs?

This week sees the release of the fifth entry in the highly successful Jurassic Park film franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A film-series once credited for its accurate depiction of dinosaurs still resists depicting some dinosaurs as feathered rather than scaled. Is it time that the series presented a more accurate representation of these prehistoric species rather than the generic reptilian movie monsters audiences are more comfortable with?

Science & Technology

The Science Dispatches week ending 03/06/18: Dinosaurs for sale, intermediate black holes and clues to Pluto’s origins

The science dispatches for the week ending 03/05/18 collecting the most interesting and important science news for the final week in May including potential signs of intermediate black holes, an exciting breakthrough in artificial nerves, interesting developments in Pluto’s origins and how to own your own Allosaurus.