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thumbnail Entrepreneurial Philanthropy: Investigating ‘Big Giving’

Why do prominent business people, like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, seek to extend their reach in society beyond business and help to change the world?  

published on: 27th March 2013

thumbnail Pesticides makes bees forget which flowers are most rewarding

As MPs call for commonly-used pesticides to be banned, Newcastle research has revealed that they are damaging honey bee brains and their ability to learn.

published on: 27th March 2013

thumbnail Erasing electronic footprints

A ‘cleaner app’ which allows those at risk from domestic violence to seek help online without leaving an electronic trail behind them has been developed by Newcastle University.

published on: 26th March 2013

thumbnail Pioneering IVF technique supported by public

An independent regulatory body has found there is broad support for a Newcastle-led pioneering mitochondrial transfer technique to allow families to have healthy children.

published on: 20th March 2013

thumbnail Ancient rock art at risk, warn experts

Some of the world's ancient art is at risk of disappearing, Newcastle University experts have warned.

published on: 14th March 2013

thumbnail Research rising to meet Global Challenges

Newcastle University is to lead a £5.5 million research project investigating new ways to provide cheaper, cleaner water.

published on: 12th March 2013

thumbnail Scientists plumb the secret depths of Antarctica

A large scale project to map Antarctica has discovered the continent contains more ice than previously understood.

published on: 8th March 2013

thumbnail Bees get a buzz from caffeine

You may need a cup of coffee to kick start the day but it seems honeybees also get their buzz from drinking flower nectar containing caffeine.

published on: 7th March 2013

thumbnail How did early primordial cells evolve?

Research into bacteria without a cell wall is helping us understand how the earliest forms of life may have replicated nearly four billion years ago.

published on: 28th February 2013

thumbnail Newcastle University professor wins $1m TED prize

Professor Sugata Mitra, whose research inspired the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has been named the 2013 TED Prize winner.

published on: 26th February 2013

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