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First Quantum suspends work at Mauritania copper, gold mine
First Quantum Minerals has suspended operations at the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania, where days of worker protests over pay left one person dead over the weekend.
Higgs triumph opens up field of dreams
Theorist Peter Higgs himself was present for the announcement, as were three of the other physicists who first predicted the boson back in 1964: Gerald Guralnik, Fran�ois Englert and Carl Hagen.
Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells
Bioengineers have made an artificial jellyfish using silicone and muscle cells from a rat's heart. The synthetic creature, dubbed a medusoid, looks like a flower with eight petals.
Microbes en masse: The sequencing machine
Quantum computer makes first high-energy physics simulation ... Research Engineer / Research Scientist in Renewable Energy.
Japan and Vietnam Join Forces to Exploit Rare Earth Elements
In an effort to overcome China's near-monopoly on the supply of rare-earth elements, Japan and Vietnam have launched a joint research centre in Hanoi to improve extraction and processing of the materials.
Europe nears first approval for gene therapy
Glybera, a treatment for patients who cannot produce enough of an enzyme that is crucial for breaking down fat, was backed by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).
Nature Publishing Group wins long-running libel trial
Quantum computer makes first high-energy physics simulation ... Research Engineer / Research Scientist in Renewable Energy.
Neurodevelopment: Unlocking the brain
“For the first time, we are beginning to understand the biology that underlies critical periods,” says Hensch. And that understanding is suggesting ways to intervene in various neural disorders, including intractable conditions such as adult amblyopia ...
Termites explode to defend their colonies
It makes perfect sense to me because theories predict that social insects should perform low-risk, laborious tasks such as housekeeping in the first part of their life and risky tasks such as defence as they age.” Self-destructive behaviour is common ...
Researchers monitor volcanic activity at Santorini
As tourists gambol around the Greek islands this summer, an international team of geoscientists is embarking on a research cruise to deploy instruments on the sea floor near one of the region's most famous holiday destinations, Santorini.