Alireza Kazemi

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Mobile phones unlikely to harm human health, scientists find

Key proteins in the human body are completely unaffected by the magnetic fields of mobile phones, scientists have found<p>The magnetic fields created by mobile phones and power lines are not harmful to human health, the University of Manchester has found.<p>Several studies have suggested that …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Large Hadron Collider

How I overcame the 'horrors' of a state-school education

Much is said about the differences between state and private school education, and a new initiative to help enhance ‘character’ in schools seems destined to further emphasise this division. But is a private education really a superior one? Or are the benefits all to do with a more privileged …

Antibiotic resistance: sometimes knowledge is not enough

A survey has revealed that the people who know most about antibiotic resistance are the most likely to do two things that make the problem even worse<p>If antibiotic resistance continues to spread, then the drugs we take for granted now will become ineffective within the next few decades. The UK’s …

A Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures

An online contest for data scientists has produced a great leap forward in efforts to predict when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. The winning team used data on electrical activity in the brain to develop an algorithm that predicted seizures 82 percent of the time.<p>That "blew the …

DNA pioneer Watson's Nobel medal will be returned to him after he sold it for $4.75 million

Like getting your gold out of hock at the world's fanciest pawn shop<p>DNA pioneer James Watson, who helped discover the double helix after stealing research from Rosalind Franklin, will have his 23-carat gold Nobel medal returned to him by the Russian oligarch who bought it.<p>Watson shared the 1962 …

Russian billionaire buys James Watson's DNA Nobel Prize to return it to him

Shareholder in Arsenal pays $3m to save DNA pioneer's award after biologist puts it up for auction<p>Russia’s richest man and a major stakeholder in Arsenal football club has bought James Watson’s Nobel Prize award for £2.6m with the intention of giving it back to him.<p>Alisher Usmanov, who owns the …

Nobel Prize