EU Science Funding
Currently, scientific research in the UK receives an estimated 4.9 billion euro from the EU’s FP7 program but what would happen if the UK were to discontinue their EU membership? UKIP MEP Roger Helmer and Professor Ed Hinds of Imperial College London discuss.
Picture Author: Rama
Pear shaped nuclei
The classic model of spherical nuclei came into question once again this week with the identification of pear-shaped nuclei in radium isotopes. Jonathan Butterworth from University College London’s Department of Physics and Astronomy now believes these findings can be used to further our understanding of nuclear structure and also, to test the standard model of particle physics.
Picture Author:LP Gaffney.
By examining White Dwarfs (or Dead Stars) in the nearby Hyades Cluster, Dr Jay Farihi from the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy, hopes to gain invaluable insight into the fate of our own solar system when, as predicted, the sun ceases to exist.
Picture: Author:Todd Vance
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