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Best ten UK universities to study law

Not only does a law degree help to launch a legal career, it also equips graduates with skills for a whole host of other careers.<p>No wonder, then, that job prospects for law graduates are so high. Here, we list the top ten UK universities that offer law degrees, with information on entry …


The truth about intelligence: How useful is a high IQ?

Exams are not the only route to success, as billionaire businessmen Richard Branson and Alan Sugar – who left school aged 15 and 16 – will attest. …


The truth about intelligence: What is it really?

When researchers talk about intelligence, they are referring to a specific set of skills that includes the abilities to reason, learn, plan and solve …

Emotional Intelligence

HIV infection doubles risk of heart disease, global study finds

People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found.<p>Analysis of global figures reveals that HIV-associated …

Public Health

The truth about intelligence: Can I become cleverer?

During the early 1990s, a paper was published in Nature revealing that students performed better on an intelligence test if they listened to Mozart …


Master blender Rachel Barrie awarded honorary doctorate

<b>Scotch whisky industry veteran Rachel Barrie has become the first female master blender to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Edinburgh.</b><p>Ms Barrie was made an honorary Doctor of Science for her "expertise and service to the whisky industry".<p>Aberdeenshire-born Ms Barrie has worked in …


Laser experiments lend insight into metal core at heart of Earth

Experiments replicating conditions at the core of Earth could help scientists understand how the planet and its atmosphere were formed.

University of Edinburgh

Brain study paves way for therapy for common cause of dementia

Scientists have uncovered a potential approach to treat one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke in older people. Studies with rats found …


Gene-edited pigs are resistant to billion-dollar virus

Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus -- …


Wearing glasses means you're actually smarter than everyone else

People who wear glasses have long been perceived as being smarter, but a major new study has found that actually, there may be some truth to the …

For Teens

Two-step process underpins upkeep of key protein in cell division

Two complementary processes enable a critical protein, known as CENP-A, to be replenished to enable cells to divide, detailed analysis shows.


Wearing Glasses May Really Be A Sign Of Intelligence

BOSTON (CBS) – They say glasses make people look smarter and now there is research to back it up.Scientists from the University of Edinburgh in …

High Blood Pressure

Wearing Glasses Might Actually Mean You're Smarter, Says Study

People who wear glasses have long been perceived as being smarter, but a major new study has found that actually, there may be some truth to the …

The Brain

Probe into farm animals could help treat drug-resistant bacteria

Growing threats to public health could be addressed by cutting-edge research that reveals how farm animals contribute to the spread of drug-resistant …

Farm Animals

How Sierra Leone polices social media

Dr Maggie Dwyer is a Research Fellow in the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her Twitter handle is @MagDwyer<p>Jamie Hitchen …

Social Media

Edinburgh University beats Glasgow in annual boat race

<b>Edinburgh students have triumphed over their Glasgow rivals in an annual university boat race.</b><p>The University of Edinburgh's male and female first teams both beat their Glasgow challengers on the River Clyde.<p>Established in 1877, the Scottish Boat Race is said to be the third oldest of its kind in …


Mars rocks may harbor signs of life from 4 billion years ago

Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests.


Bid to beat obesity focuses on fat that keeps us warm

A new technique to study fat stores in the body could aid efforts to find treatments to tackle obesity, research suggests. The approach focuses on …


UK school initiative encourages kids to run to improve their health

'The Daily Mile' is the brainchild of former principal, Elaine Wyllie, who was concerned about the fitness and concentration among some students. She …

University of Edinburgh

Jurassic fossil tail tells of missing link in crocodile family tree

A 180-million-year-old fossil has shed light on how some ancient crocodiles evolved into dolphin-like animals.


Human genetics research study given £53M boost

Studies on genetic links to health and disease has received a £53 million boost from the Medical Research Council (MRC).<p>The funds will support work …


Call for Registration: 4th Foundations of Normativity Workshop, University of Edinburgh

Registration for the 4th Foundations of Normativity Workshop is now open. This year’s installment will focus on contemporary moral epistemology. It …


Bowel disease study points to new therapies for lifelong conditions

Treatments for 'incurable' bowel conditions may be a step closer following the discovery of a key molecule associated with disease flare-ups. …


Genes that May Trigger Depression Identified

A new Nature Communications study reveals 80 newly identified genes that may be linked to an increased risk of developing major depressive disorder.


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Healthcare research centre boosts Edinburgh-Zhejiang alliance

Medical research will be translated into technologies to improve healthcare as part of a new collaboration between Chinese researchers and the …

UK Universities

Skin tone emoji boost inclusion on social media, study shows

Emoji with darker skin tones are helping people feel included on social media, researchers have found, as they call for even more diversity in the little cartoons.<p>When the inclusive emoji were first introduced in 2015 there were fears that the icons could be used inappropriately or abusively, and …

Social Media

Olive oil nutrient could help prevent cancer in brain

A compound found in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain, a study shows.<p>Research into oleic acid — the primary ingredient in …

University of Edinburgh

Delia Smith dines with the Queen at Windsor Castle

The Queen entertained the queen of cookery Delia Smith at a dinner party on Monday evening.<p>The monarch, joined by her son the Duke of York, hosted …

Windsor Castle

Watch Newcastle University captain stun Jeremy Paxman with genius answer on University Challenge

This is the moment Newcastle University’s team captain pulled a genius answer out of the bag on University Challenge.<p>Jonathan Noble shocked his …

Newcastle University