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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Roll over biology, super computer creates better crops

For years biologists have toiled away to find ways to make better crops. Now it seems the answer lies with computers. An advanced computer has fully detailed the nanostructure of cellulose, the key to creating more robust grains.

Wasp control: Using one insect to control another

Whitefly is a well-known agricultural pest. It leaves a characteristic white gooey mess across plants and objects like cars. The white mess soon becomes a black mold. It seems that wasps might be a solution to push-back on whitefly.

New campaign to save bees from pesticides

In 2013 neonicotinoid pesticides were temporarily banned in Europe due to a 'high acute risk' to honey bees. An environmental organization wishes the matter to be extended to a complete ban.

From egg to adult, watch this amazing video of a bee's birth

Digital arts photographer Anand Varma has put together an impressive time-lapse video charting the change from an egg to an adult bee. The video is proving to be a hit on YouTube.

Not all sunscreens are suitable for the hot weather

Two leading brands of sunscreen lotions do not offer the same level of sun protection as the labels claim, according to a new survey.

Flavonoids could help with healthy ageing in women

Higher intake of flavonoids during midlife is associated with greater likelihood of health and well-being in people surviving to older ages, according to a new study.

Ant movements correspond to mysterious math

A new study shows that as ants forage for food they select routes that connect with statistical distributions of probability. This collective behavior has been shown by mathematicians.

Half of chickens sold contain problem viruses

Vienna - Scientists have discovered that over 50 percent of chickens sold in Austria as meat products contain viruses that can transfer antibiotic resistant genes between bacteria.

New citizen science project launches in the U.K.

London - A huge citizen science project, utilizing more than 850,000 volunteers, has recently expanded its reach to include projects across all of the U.K.

Taking on bacterial resistance with 'resistance breakers'

As part of the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria, scientists are looking at a new research stream based on so-termed "resistance breakers."

Vancouver student scoops top prize at Intel science fair

Vancouver - Canadian student Raymond Wang has won $75,000 at an international science and engineering fair. This is for designing a way to better protect airline passengers from pathogens.

Call for fund to develop new antibiotics

A British economist is calling on the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to set up a $2 billion fund to enable research into new antibiotics.

Drug use can be revealed from fingerprints

Scientists have devised a new method for detecting if someone has been abusing drugs by examining the person's fingerprints.

Researchers genetically alter human blood vessel cells

Scientists have used the new genome-editing tool CRISPR to alter cultured human endothelial cells. These cells were taken from blood vessels.

Gene therapy sight restoration success fades

Scientists had thought a recent gene-therapy trial to be successful. Here the study participants experienced some restoration of sight. However, the people now seem to be losing their vision.

Two leading scientists pass away in the same week

The world of science has lost two leading figures within the same week. These were cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall and molecular biologist Alexander Rich.

Duke University settles research lawsuit

Participants in some problematic cancer trials have now settled their lawsuit against Duke University. This related to a series of cancer trials that took place in 2011.

Scientists hope to destroy HIV with special molecules

Scientists are hopeful that tiny molecules that copy the an immune cell surface receptor called CD4 could expose the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to antibodies triggered by the body's immune system.

Mouse mind control achieved

Taking mind control to its fullest, scientists have used a cocktail of different chemicals to the control the minds and responses of laboratory mice.

Link between climate change and species extinction

A loss of the world's species is expected to increase dramatically climatologists warn. This is tied to a build-up of greenhouse gases. A new study draws on computer models and argues that climate change will result in disappearing animals.
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