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Reopening Sierra Leone's schools

First published on Science151 here.

Almost nine months after the gates of Sierra Leone’s schools closed amidst the most devastating Ebola outbreak to date, they have swung open again and welcomed back their first students. 693 more words

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Swapped genes help rice stay healthy

First published on Science151 here.

Researchers have boosted rice plants resistance to diseases by adding proteins from other plant families.

All plants have specialised proteins, called EFR receptors, on the outside of their cells that can sound the alarm and alert the plant to a bacterial or viral attack. 285 more words

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Dog study shows that females take the lead in social skills

Written with Jonathan Leake, first published in The Sunday Times here.

Bitches have the upper hand when it comes to communicating with people, say scientists studying the social skills of dogs. 261 more words

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Troubles ahead for our long-necked favourites

We may be closer to losing our beloved long-necked species than we had originally thought. The giraffe, and its nearest living relative the okapi, are expected to fall into the… 119 more words

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The dreaded job hunt...

Initially published on the Huffington Post here.

For the second time in my academic career, I am coming to the end of a degree qualification. 757 more words

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Being underweight increases your chance of developing dementia

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that having an underweight BMI score makes you 30 per cent more likely to develop dementia, in stark comparison to those with an averagely healthy BMI.   313 more words

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Should we legalise the ivory trade?

First published on Science151 here.

On the eve of Prince William’s royal visit to China, the Chinese State Administration of Forestry declared a one-year ban on the trade of carved ivory products. 781 more words

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