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A roundup of recent science and higher education news …

Higher Education

FoI requests

Universities UK are creating a set of guidelines on how to handle Freedom of Information requests, in response to the “Climategate” affair.

Scotland eyes Browne review on student fees

Article from BBC news about the funding options for Scottish universities.  The Scottish Government is planning a green paper on this topic before Christmas.

Sports Studies/Health Sciences

Why exercise won’t make you thin

Article from The Observer newspaper, highlighting recent research into the links between exercise, diet and weight loss.

Biological Sciences/Forensics

Black Death was caused by Bubonic Plague

A group of European researchers have examined DNA from skeletons from the period of the Black Death (1347-1353 CE), and believe they now have evidence that the Black Death caused was bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis).

All Sciences

Nikon Small World Competition

The winners of the 2010 Nikon Small World Competition (for photography through light microscopes) have been announced and can be viewed online.

The closing date for entries into the 2011 competition is 30th April 2011.

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