Mapping the human brain: interview with Emma Robinson

Mapping the human brain: interview with Emma Robinson

A team lead by American neuroanatomists M. Glasser and David C. Van Essen published a paper on Nature on the 20th of July this year detailing their latest exploits in mapping 180 areas of the brain. The map will largely improve precision for studies of the structure and task locations of the brain,...

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Junior doctors to stage five day strike BMA confirms

Junior doctors to stage five day strike BMA confirms

Junior doctors in England are to strike for five days in September from Monday 12 to Friday 16 with more dates to be confirmed announced the British Medical Association (BMA).  The industrial action comes after failed attempts by the government and the doctors union, BMA, to come to an agreement...

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First commercial flights from the US to Cuba

First commercial flights from the US to Cuba

Commercial flights from the US to Cuba have resumed as of the 1st of September as the Obama administration makes new agreement. About 20 airlines have been authorised to run commercial routes from the US to Cuba. Low cost Jet Blue started to deliver flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to...

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New iPlayer licensing law come into force

New iPlayer licensing law come into force

The BBC have finally closed the so-called “iPlayer loophole”, with all BBC iPlayer users are now legally required to own a TV licence, regardless of whether or not they watch programmes live. Prior to September 1st, a loophole meant that only viewers who watched programming when it was first broadcast...

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The Fencing School making fencing more accessible to children

The Fencing School making fencing more accessible to children

The Fencing School in Battersea is leading the way in fencing for kids, championing the sport for co-ordination, self-motivation, self-respect and fitness. To make fencing more accessible to children, The Fencing School has just launched after school drop-in taster classes at the Ethelburga Community Centre in Battersea. The classes are...

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Snails and snobs: (Why I love) Paris in the summertime

Snails and snobs: (Why I love) Paris in the summertime

Who could fail not be in love with Paris. All those grand buildings lining the Seine, sculpted masonry over doorways with hulking brass knockers and street corners bristling with pavement cafes. As the grand dame of European cities, Paris ‘out baroques’ them all with it’s shameless ornamental architecture and beaux...

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