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Last of the Jayer wine goes on sale in Geneva

The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies—which include some of the world's most expensive wines—went on sale in Geneva Sunday expected to rake in up to $13 million.

dateJun 17, 2018 in Other
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Grenfell: a year on, here's what we know went wrong

The Grenfell Tower fire resulted in the greatest loss of life from a fire in Britain since World War II. A year on, we know that the fire's rapid spread was at least partly due to the cladding that enveloped the building. ...

dateJun 14, 2018 in Other
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Heritage science: Where the past looks to the future

Are crowd-sourced photos taken with mobile phones useful in collecting analytics for antiques? Can smell be used to classify degradation of plastic artifacts in museums? How are cannonballs from shipwrecks affected by conservation ...

dateJun 11, 2018 in Other
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UK to offer Stephen Hawking fellowships

Exceptional students in mathematics and physics can compete for research fellowships in honour of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March, the government announced on Monday.

dateJun 11, 2018 in Other
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New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, ...

dateJun 08, 2018 in Other
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Mixing science and politics

The inaugural March for Science, held last year in Washington, D.C., and other cities across the world, celebrated science and its role in our everyday lives. In addition, many participants expressed frustration with U.S. ...

dateMay 30, 2018 in Other
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First violins imitated human voices: study

Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it.

dateMay 22, 2018 in Other
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Activism changing museums for better, researcher says

For years, Canadian Indigenous communities were allowed little say in how their cultural representations – artifacts and paintings, for example – were displayed in the country's museums. With few Indigenous curators on ...

For how long will the USA remain the Nobel Prize leader?

Since first being awarded in 1901, most Nobel Prizes for science have gone to the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany and France. An empirical study by Professor Claudius Gros from the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the ...

The hidden gems of data accessibility statements

Sometimes the best part of reading a scientific paper is an unexpected moment of recognition—not in the science, but in the humanity of the scientists. It's reassuring in a way to find small departures from the staid scientific ...

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