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Kids are clumsy runners because they are small

To the untrained eye, kids just look like scaled-down adults. But take a closer look at the way that they move and a toddler's stiff-legged waddle is completely different from an adult's fluid run. Perceived wisdom held that ...

Sep 23, 2015
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Pedophiles more likely to have physical irregularities

New research suggests pedophiles are more likely to have superficial facial flaws, known as Minor Physical Anomalies (MPAs). They are also more likely to be left-handed, says Fiona Dyshniku of the University of Windsor in ...

Jun 10, 2015
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The issues around the use of human foetal tissue

Based on the furore currently engulfing the US, you might imagine that the use of foetal tissue is illegal. But in fact the collection and use of cells obtained from a human foetus following miscarriage or abortion has a ...

Aug 17, 2015
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EU breached tobacco lobbying rules: watchdog

The EU has failed to be transparent about its dealings with the tobacco industry, in breach of UN rules, the bloc's watchdog said Monday after a lobbying scandal claimed a top Brussels official.

Oct 05, 2015
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Interview: Nobel gives scientist recognition in China

The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive ...

Oct 07, 2015
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