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The 'Breaking Bad'-inspired gang of students who made $1 million selling drugs on the dark web have been jailed

A gang of former student drug dealers from Manchester, England have been jailed for a combined 56 years. The men, who were students at Manchester University, sold LSD, Ecstasy, and other drugs on the dark web, according to the UK's National...Show More Summary

Smallest ever sieve separates atoms

Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that the naturally occurring gaps between individual layers of two-dimensional materials can be used as a sieve to separate different atoms.

Young at wrong end of deprivation gap, finds study

(University of Manchester) The under thirties have endured most the marked increase in relative deprivation of any age group in England, according to a 11-year study of data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).Led by University...Show More Summary

Lobbying: the Dark Side of Politics

My book with this title will be out shortly with Manchester University Press will be about soon. Meanwhile, you can read a sample chapter and more about the book here: Sample chapter The book's main focus is on the UK and EU and it is intended to serve as an introduction to the topic. Show More Summary

DUNE collaboration elects University of Manchester’s Stefan Soldner-Rembold as new co-spokesperson

Soldner-Rembold has experience leading a large collaboration and has been working in neutrino physics for more than a decade.

The Genius Within review – a smart look at boosting our brains

David Adam explores the history of intelligence and ways to improve his own, raising timely questions Which of us would not want to enhance our intelligence? Indeed, some ethicists, such as John Harris at Manchester University, argue...Show More Summary

Chimpanzees help researchers improve machine learning of animal simulations

Researchers at The University of Manchester are using computer simulations of chimpanzees to improve not only our understanding of how the animals walk, but also the technology we use to do it.

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Edits

Edits From: Manchester, England Manchester duo Edits (first featured on the blog in November last year, Fresh Sounds 12th November 2017) formed in the legendary crumbling walls of Salford University's Adelphi building in 2013. SinceShow More Summary

New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima

(University of Manchester) Uranium and other radioactive materials, such as caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.This could mean the environmental impact...Show More Summary

30 Fascinating Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Manchester in the 1970s

Remember when Piccadilly Gardens had actual gardens? Take a look at some of the highlights from Manchester Metropolitan University's archives and get nostalgic about how the city used to be. View north along High Street from the junction...Show More Summary

Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms

(University of Manchester) Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals.

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue

(University of Manchester) Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.The study led by Professors Sue Kimber and Adrian Woolf from The University of Manchester, signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease.

New study highlights the impact companion animals have on owners

(University of Liverpool) A new study, published in BMC Psychiatry, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions.

Research suggests the Sicilian mafia arose to power from lemon sales in the 1800s

Researchers from Queen's University Belfast, in collaboration the University of Manchester and the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), have uncovered new evidence to suggest that the Sicilian mafia arose to notoriety in the 1800s in response to the public demand for citrus fruits.

The Tale of the Spiders with Tails

Prehistoric Spiders Had Tails A team of international scientists, including researchers from the University of Manchester, have announced the discovery of a new species of Cretaceous-aged spider.  The arachnid (Class Arachnida), which...Show More Summary

Rare ichthyosaur is only second known example

(University of Manchester) A rare 200 million-year-old ichthyosaur specimen has been discovered in a private collection 22 years after it was originally found.The fossil is only the second example of Wahlisaurus massarae, a new species of ichthyosaur discovered by The University of Manchester palaeontologist, Dean Lomax. Show More Summary

Forensic Linguist Solves a Jack the Ripper Mystery

It's a Jack the Ripper mystery solved. Unfortunately that's "a" mystery, not "the" mystery. A forensic linguist with the UK's University of Manchester says that after learning no forensic linguistic analysis had been carried out on any of the letters purportedly written by the infamous murderer, he decided to examine...

Graphene oxide is detected by specialised cells of the immune system

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, the University of Manchester and Chalmers University of Technology published in CHEM shows that our immune system handles graphene oxide in a manner similar to pathogens, paving the way for safer biomedical applications of this two-dimensional material.

Scientists reveal the carbon footprint of your sandwich

Researchers at the University of Manchester have the distinguished honor of conducting the first-ever study on the carbon footprint of sandwiches. The research team analyzed the emissions impact of 40 different kinds of sandwiches, taking into account the entire life-cycle of everyone's favorite quick lunch. Show More Summary

Researcher establishes two Jack the Ripper letters authored by a single person

A forensic linguist from The University of Manchester who analysed letters supposedly signed by Jack the Ripper has concluded that two of the most famous examples were written by the same person.

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