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Supernova spotted shortly after explosion

BRIGHT AND EARLY Scientists caught an early glimpse of an exploding star in the galaxy NGC7610 (shown before the supernova). Light from the explosion revealed that gas (orange) surrounded the star, indicating that the star spurted out gas in advance ...

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Novel approach to treating common diseases

  Novel approach to treating common diseases Researchers at Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have discovered a new clinical approach that could provide a new avenue for treating a range of common diseases including cancer, strokes and ...

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UCT students tackle food insecurity

A group of fourth-year UCT medical students are dedicated to bringing awareness to food insecurity in local communities. Click for a full size image   UCT students tackle food insecurity Under the supervision of Dr Kirsten Bobrow, medical students Nicole ...

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Cocoa for pleasure — and health?

  Cocoa for pleasure — and health? Massive study will try to determine benefits of much-loved, savory powder By Alvin Powell Yes, we love cocoa in winter, particularly around Valentine’s Day. But does cocoa love us? While you may want ...

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Frequency combs: on-chip integration on track

Ring-shaped silicon nitride microresonators on a chip coupled with an optical fiber © Victor Brasch/Erwan Lucas/EPFL Click for a full size image   Frequency combs: on-chip integration on track EPFL scientists have found a way to miniaturize frequency combs, realizing ...

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