Imperial College London

Newmarket trainer John Godsen warns young British jockeys are getting too tall and heavy to race

Young British jockeys and stablehands are now too heavy and tall to ride delicate thoroughbreds, trainer warns<p><b>Top trainer John Godsen says young Brit</b> …


Life On Mars: Intriguing New Research Shows That Minerals On The Red Planet May Hold Fatty Acids

After analyzing jarosite in a stream in England, a new study shows that fatty acids may exist in the rocks of Mars, proving that there was once life …


Other Than the Black Market, a Last Stand for Economic Freedom

News<p>The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations<br>Section 4: State Versus Society<br>Chapter 9, Part 5<br>Crypto: Other Than The Black Market, A …


The one-day MBA: The fundamentals of business taught by world-leading academics | The Guardian Members

Give your career a step up at this day of talks with leading academics of MBA programmes at the University of Oxford, LSE and Imperial College London.<p>“A wonderful day which I’d highly recommend.”<p>Have you ever dreamed of studying for an MBA? Building on the success of the Guardian’s one-day MBA last …

London School of Economics

Samsung Accepts Cryptocurrency Payments in Three Baltic States

Samsung is reportedly accepting cryptocurrency payments in several Baltic States using crypto payment platform CopPay.<p>The Lithuania-based company …


The heatwave has caused a wind drought with wind farms producing 40% less energy this summer

A lack of wind in the UK this month has caused many of the country's wind turbines to slow down.<p>Wind energy output across the UK is down 40% from the …

News (Wales)

Imperial College corrects eToro cryptopuff: it wasn't 'research' after all

2018-07-20T11:55:28.000Z<p>By: Jemima Kelly<p>Last week, we criticised a bad-quality joint report put out by “Imperial College London” and eToro, the …

Academic Research

Sporty science and partying way out west: News from the College

Here’s a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.


David Hockney claims hand washing and teeth cleaning are secret of a long life...and he might have a point

David Hockney has claimed that regularly washing his hands and cleaning his teeth has helped him live to 81, despite being a frequent smoker.<p>In a letter to he Financial Times, the artist said people were surviving longer now because of improved hygiene practices.<p>“I was told by a doctor many years …


Scissoring genes with light

News & Views | Published: 20 July 2018<p>BIOMIMETIC NANOMATERIALS<p>Aleksandar P. Ivanov &<br>• Joshua B. Edel<p><i>Nature Chemistry</i><b>volume 10</b>, pages800–801 (2018) | …

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What post-Brexit UK can learn from the blockade of Qatar

Next week, the youthful ruler of the tiny Kingdom of Qatar will arrive in London to meet the Prime Minister. His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al …

Opinion (UK)

UK Set to Become a Blockchain and Crypto Economy Leader, New Report Says

A new report states the UK has the potential to become a leader in blockchain technology and the crypto economy by 2022, The Guardian reported July …


Happy Birthday! Brian May

5 hours ago<p>Born on this day in 1947, Brian Harold May, the English musician, singer, songwriter, astrophysicist, and photographer, best known as the …

Brian May

Supplemental oxygen eliminates morning blood pressure rise in sleep apnea patients

July 20, 2018--Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who stop using …


How could a fingerprick test help tackle antimicrobial resistance?

A group of Imperial students are working to address antimicrobial resistance with a simple fingerprick blood test.



CAREER COLUMN<p>Convening a colloquium can help you to build your network and expand your teamwork skills, says Francesco Sciortino.<p>Francesco Sciortino …


'Champions of change' - media training scheme for women scientists wins Royal Society diversity award

The Academy of Medical Sciences' programme was initiated by director of comms Nick Hillier, following media coverage of a 2014 study showing that …

Cardiff University

UK delivers super-cool kit to USA for Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiment

A huge U.K.-built titanium chamber designed to keep its contents at a cool -100C and weighing as much as an SUV has been shipped to the United …

Dark Matter

New technology can keep an eye on babies' movements in the womb

A new system for monitoring fetal movements in the womb, developed by Imperial researchers, could make keeping an eye on high-risk pregnancies easier.


Could water-saving "shade balls" have a shady side?

Three years ago, the drought-stricken city of Los Angeles covered the surface of the LA Basin with 96 million shade-providing floating balls, in …

Natural Gas

International Finance Watchdog In Surprise Bitcoin Backing As It Reveals Crypto Stocktake

International financial watchdog, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), has released a report that found bitcoin and cryptocurrencies do not currently pose a material risk to the global financial system.<p>According to a report published by the watchdog, cryptocurrencies “do not pose a material risk to …


Method Tracks How Cancer Drugs Spread to Tumor Cells

When it comes to anti-cancer drugs, it’s not only their effectiveness at killing the intended target that we want to know, but also their ability to …


Why 96 million plastic ‘shade balls’ dumped into the LA Reservoir may not save water

In 2015, the world watched as a video of 96 million “shade balls” getting dumped into the Los Angeles Reservoir went viral. The purpose of the balls: …


Allergic reactions may protect skin against cancer, study says

Allergic reactions to a component of the immune system may also help protect skin against cancer, according to a study.


Medical humanities: putting the humanity back into medicine

<b>Giskin Day makes the case for Imperial’s new</b> <b>Humanities, Philosophy and Law BSc</b> <b>– a pathway for medical students to combine the arts with medical</b> …


Weird ‘wind drought’ means Britain’s turbines are at a standstill

Britain is experiencing a “wind drought” that has slowed or halted the blades on turbines around the country.<p>July’s wind energy output so far is down …


Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension: a guideline protocol from the British Society of Echocardiography

• Daniel X Augustine, MD1,*,<br>• Lindsay D Coates-Bradshaw2,<br>• James Willis, PhD1,<br>• Allan Harkness, MSc3,<br>• Liam Ring4,<br>• Julia Grapsa, PhD5,<br>• Gerry Coghlan, MD6,<br>• Nikki …

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The water footprint of water conservation using shade balls in California

Brief Communication | Published: 16 July 2018<p>Erfan Haghighi ORCID:,<br>• Kaveh Madani &<br>• Arjen Y. Hoekstra<p><i>Nature</b> …

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AI Innovators: Christoph Hennersperger with OneProjects

<i>In this profile series, we interview</i><i>AI innovators</i> <i>on the front-lines – those who have dedicated their life’s work to improving the human condition through technology advancements.</i><p>[id=1]<p>Meet Christoph Hennersperger, a co-founder and CTO of OneProjects, a developer of innovative intravascular medical …

Machine Learning

Allergic responses may protect against skin cancer

The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings.

Immune System