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Jul
2018

BMW addresses its future plans at Australian launch of the i8 Roadster

Last night's Melbourne launch of the highly desirable i8 Roadster

At last night's Australian unveiling of the new i8 Roadster, BMW celebrated its leading position in European plug-in car sales, and took the opportunity to fire a couple of understated shots at the direction the US government is taking, both on sustainability and global trade.

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18
Jul
2018

Inhalable viruses show promise as a better way to treat lung infections

Inhalable bacteriophages could be used to treat lung infections like pneumonia

Currently, the best options for treating pneumonia are taking antiobiotics either orally or intravenously – but as a lung infection, the most direct route would be inhalable drugs. Now researchers at Georgia Tech have made a step towards that goal, with breathable viruses that hunt down and kill disease-causing bacteria in the lungs.

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Category: Medical

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18
Jul
2018

2018 Stirling Prize finalists include a cemetery, nursery and underground art gallery

Inside Bloomberg's new London offices, workspaces are set in clusters that can be accessed via a ...

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for this year's Stirling Prize, with six finalists now vying for the most prestigious award in British architecture. Those in the running to be crowned the best building in the UK include a Jewish cemetery, cost-effective student housing and a reconfigured art gallery built into a coastal hillside.

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Category: Architecture

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18
Jul
2018

For older adults, a little bit of sugar can improve memory and engagement

In over-60s, sugar was found to increase engagement in difficult tasks and enhance cognitive performance

Good news older readers, a small sugary treat can boost your memory and performance when faced with a difficult task. A long-standing body of research has been bolstered by a new study from the University of Warwick that has concluded that sugar does indeed improve memory and motivation in older adults.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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18
Jul
2018

Research suggests mother’s depression during pregnancy can alter a baby’s biology

A new study is the first to find a possible link between depression during pregnancy and ...

A compelling new study from researchers at King's College London has found that if a pregnant mother suffers depression, it can result in notable biological changes in her baby. This is the first study to suggest that depression in pregnancy can result in long-term biological implications for the child.

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