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How memes make 'dull and dry' politics accessible



GENERAL ELECTION, News May 21, 2017


Politics, by its nature, is filled with dull and dry details: the deficit, taxes, pensions, the triple lock. All of these things are important but sometimes the intricacies of policy can leave some feeling a little turned off by p...

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Astronomers scramble to probe 'alien megastructure' star



News May 20, 2017


KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's Star, has been monitored for several years after it was noticed that its brightness changed significantly and at irregular intervals.A range of theories have been put forward for this strange beh...

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UK's first cancer-fighting proton beam therapy machine arrives



News May 20, 2017


Previously only available overseas, the 55-ton cyclotron accelerator machine is being installed as the final phase of the Rutherford Cancer Centre being built in Newport, South Wales.The £17m machine will take a year to install a...

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Drug dealer jailed for 10 years after buying grenade on dark net



News May 19, 2017


Luis McMullan, 22, was caught following an investigation by the National Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police's Organised Crime Partnership.McMullan admitted to searching for the fragmentation grenade on a dark net marketplace...

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Plastic caterpillars reveal global predation patterns



News May 19, 2017


The study, which is published today in Science, shows that it is much more dangerous to live in the tropics and at a low elevation than it is in cooler climates.The bright green plasticine models of the caterpillars were placed in...

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