Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

11 February 2016: For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.

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Red blood cells

Scientists discover solvent-free way of preserving tissues and cells with a new gel

2 February 2016: Scientists have developed a new approach for the long-term storage of biological tissue and blood samples making blood transfusions easier.

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Georgian jailbirds and celebrity highwaymen shaped modern Britain, say historians

29 January 2016: Eighteenth-century thieves, paupers, prostitutes and highwaymen helped shape the evolution of modern justice and welfare systems, according to new evidence uncovered by historians.

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An illustration of 18th-century thieves robbing the wealthy in England by William Hogarth

In defence of British universities

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, calls for the UK to value the powerful contribution of universities to society.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield