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02 March 2017
Ultra-fast black hole winds run hot and cold
Ultra-fast black hole winds run hot and cold

For the first time, astronomers have carried out a detailed observation of ultra-fast winds caused by black holes – which revealed that the winds can rapidly fluctuate from cool to extremely hot.

01 March 2017
Drug used to treat weak bones may reduce bone strength
Drug used to treat weak bones may reduce bone strength

UK scientists have published startling new research which shows a type of drug used to treat weak bones may actually increase the risk of tiny cracks appearing in the bone.

01 March 2017
First evidence of rocky planet formation in a Tatooine-like system
First evidence of rocky planet formation in a Tatooine-like system

Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, ‘Tatooine-like’ system, has been found for the first time by a UK-led team of researchers.

27 February 2017
Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies
Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies

UK astronomers have found that stars are ripped apart by supermassive black holes 100 times more often than was previously thought.

23 February 2017
New agreement signed by STFC secures future of two major telescopes
New agreement signed by STFC secures future of two major telescopes

A new agreement has guaranteed continued access to two world-class telescopes for astronomers in the UK.

23 February 2017
£100 million investment for new research institute with Harwell hub
£100 million investment for new research institute with Harwell hub

A major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre was announced today (Thursday 23rd February) by Business Secretary Greg Clark.

21 February 2017
New STFC Fellowship scheme to enhance engagement between public and scientists
New STFC Fellowship scheme to enhance engagement between public and scientists

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has launched a new leadership scheme to help inspirational researchers champion public engagement across their academic communities. The call for applicants to the scheme – which seeks to empower scientists to train other scientists in public engagement – is now open.

20 February 2017
Aeroplane and internet systems better protected thanks to unique UK technology
Aeroplane and internet systems better protected thanks to unique UK technology

A UK team of scientists and engineers has developed a new machine called ChipIR, at STFC's ISIS neutron and muon source that is helping companies who are developing new technologies to work out whether their systems could be adversely affected by cosmic rays.

18 February 2017
UK makes waves at the world's largest science gathering AAAS
UK makes waves at the world's largest science gathering AAAS

A year on from the announcement of one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in a century, and gravitational waves is on the agenda at the world’s largest science gathering, the AAAS.

14 February 2017
Green light for next-generation dark matter detector
Green light for next-generation dark matter detector

Construction will begin on a next-generation dark matter detector with the UK taking a leading role and providing vital hardware for the project.

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