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Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

What is Glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. It is an extremely fast-growing cancer which has no known cure. Glioblastomas are named for the cells they form in; glial cells. Though the brain is best known for having billions of neurons, 90% of brain matter is made from glial… Continue reading Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

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JonJivan Creates Spreadsheet Tracking Son’s First Words – the Graphs are Fascinating

We all know that kids are pretty amazing. I mean, they might be snotty balls of tears and screaming, but they literally have to learn EVERYTHING and they actually succeed! Arguably, one of the most important skills a child must learn is language. It is one of the most complicated and poorly-understood elements of our modern… Continue reading JonJivan Creates Spreadsheet Tracking Son’s First Words – the Graphs are Fascinating

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New Hubble Image Shows Hypergiant Home, Westerlund 1

The Hubble telescope is world-famous for it’s beautiful images of our universe. Here at the Science Dunk we even posted a Hubble Hump-Day article to get us over the mid-week blues. This week, Hubble has turned its camera to a super-star cluster called Westerlund 1. This fantastical sounding mass is just 15,000 light years away,… Continue reading New Hubble Image Shows Hypergiant Home, Westerlund 1

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Spacecraft Lost for 8 Years Found Orbiting the Moon

It’s not uncommon for NASA to be in the dark. In fact, that’s the whole point. The darkness isn’t always a friend of space exploration, however. It’s pretty hard to see what’s going on up there, and plenty of spacecrafts (but thankfully no astronauts!) have been lost out there. Billions of pounds worth of equipment,… Continue reading Spacecraft Lost for 8 Years Found Orbiting the Moon

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Instantly Translate Your Speech with New Gadget by Logbar

A Japanese company called Logbar has developed what could be revolutionary device. ili instantly translates your speech into a foreign language, making travel to far-off lands much easier than it ever has been. ili is an extremely simple device, which requires no WiFi or data connection. It can be worn around the neck, and it’s compact… Continue reading Instantly Translate Your Speech with New Gadget by Logbar

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Trump Is Banning Science Communication

We all knew that when Trump eventually rose to office it would be a bit rocky. I cannot say with any certainty, however, that we predicted quite how insane things would become. At the time of writing, Trump has been inaugurated for 5 days. In that time he has: Withdrawn the USA from the Trans… Continue reading Trump Is Banning Science Communication

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NASA to Launch Probe to Ancient Planetary Core, 16 Psyche

Within the asteroid belt sitting between Mars and Jupiter lies a bizarre metal asteroid known as 16 Psyche. Believed to be the naked core of an ancient planet, the object is the only one of its kind known to us within our solar system. This unique opportunity for knowledge proved too good to pass up for… Continue reading NASA to Launch Probe to Ancient Planetary Core, 16 Psyche