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Rutherford's secret war mission helped pioneer 'sonar'

Manchester scientist Ernest Rutherford – famed for "splitting the atom" – also deserves better recognition for helping to pioneer a system we now know as sonar as part of a top secret World War One defence project.

Nov 10, 2014
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Rivers beyond regeneration

Best-known for his treatment of shell-shock victims in World War I, a new study examines William Rivers' crucial, but often overlooked contributions to the study of human culture – revealing how, late in ...

Nov 04, 2014
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Prophet's ancient seal provides insights from antiquity

When a personal artifact of a religious leader is discovered nearly 1,700 years after its use, the object provides invaluable historical insights. Zsuzsanna Gulacsi, professor of Comparative Cultural Studies, ...

Oct 30, 2014
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Billionaires' $10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China

A Chinese billionaire couple's $10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country's Internet users Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China.

Oct 30, 2014
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Ebola virus spreads to Halloween outfits

An online retailer in California is making no apologies for marketing Ebola-themed outfits for grown-ups looking to add some shock value to their Halloween party get-ups.

Oct 27, 2014
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