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16 March 2017
CERN experiment discovers not one, but five new particles
CERN experiment discovers not one, but five new particles

A new group of particles which have long been hiding in plain sight have finally been discovered thanks to the incredibly sensitive LHCb experiment at CERN.

16 March 2017
No stone left unturned to solve 12,000-year-old medical mystery
No stone left unturned to solve 12,000-year-old medical mystery

A mystery surrounding three stone-like objects found within the pelvic region of a 12,000-year-old human skeleton has been solved thanks to the analytical capability of the UK’s neutron beam research facility

10 March 2017
UK apprentices assist in "recycling" a hospital MRI scanner to study the stuff of stars at CERN
UK apprentices assist in "recycling" a hospital MRI scanner to study the stuff of stars at CERN

After spending 15 years scanning patients at an Australian hospital, an unwanted MRI machine has been recycled and given a new lease of life at the world’s biggest science experiment as a scanner of the material that makes up exploding stars.

09 March 2017
Leading gravitational waves physicist Professor Ron Drever passes away
Leading gravitational waves physicist Professor Ron Drever passes away

Professor Ron Drever, whose work helped pave the way for the detection of gravitational waves in 2015, has passed away. The news was announced by his family yesterday.

09 March 2017
UK's Research and Innovation bodies welcome Budget
UK's Research and Innovation bodies welcome Budget

The announcement of the first tranche of challenges to be supported by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and additional support for high skilled research talent has been welcomed by the UK's Research and Innovation leaders.

09 March 2017
STFC Science in Your Future workshops inspiring girls in science
STFC Science in Your Future workshops inspiring girls in science

STFC is working with our partners at Diamond Light Source to support the drive to encourage girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) by leading a series of workshops for 14-16 year olds.

07 March 2017
Space Weather threats being discussed at international summit in London
Space Weather threats being discussed at international summit in London

The threats posed by severe space weather to electronic systems and devices on Earth are being addressed this week at an international summit hosted by leading UK researchers from the Met Office, the Government Office for Science and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

02 March 2017
PPRP meeting - 21 April 2017
PPRP meeting - 21 April 2017

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place in Polaris House, Swindon on the 21st April 2017.

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.

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