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Máire Ní Leathlobhair

Máire Ní Leathlobhair

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge

How American dogs disappeared and left a contagious cancer behind

Jul 09, 2018 14:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Cancer can be frighteningly complex and unpredictable. Cancer can evolve, change, evade and resist, but one thing we can usually rely on is that cancer cant infect. For a handful of unlucky species, however, this isnt the...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries remain resilient ahead of Trump-Putin Summit, June retail sales

The U.S. Treasuries remained resilient on Monday as investors wait to watch the summit between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, scheduled to be held later today. Also, the countrys retail...

FxWirePro: German bund prices to remain weak on improving risk appetite; eyes on Eurozone’s June CPI, Trump-Putin Summit

The German bund prices are expected to remain weak for a short period, following the improvement in investors risk appetite as the U.S.-China trade tensions started to ease, after a lengthy period of uncertainties and...

China Q2 GDP cheers market participants, industrial production falls in June

Chinas gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of this year cheered market participants while industrial production fell during the month of June. Underlying growth seems to be weakening after a strong...

New Zealand bonds jump at close ahead of Q2 CPI, GlobalDairyTrade price auction

New Zealand bonds closed higher Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the second quarter of this year, scheduled to be released today by 22:45GMT. Focus will also remain on the...

Gold prices seen sliding to USD1,300/oz by end-2018, says OCBC Research

Bullion prices are seen sliding to USD1,300/oz by the end of this year, according to a forecast by OCBC Research. While a firmer dollar story into Q3 2018 could potentially keep gold bulls at bay, some unwinding of dollar...

Politics

Poland's judicial purge another step toward authoritarian democracy

Since the elections of 2015, Poland has been ruled by the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS), a far-right nationalist group that has transformed the country beyond recognition. Poland had once been...

Arrest and release of Somaliland poet puts spotlight on regional troubles

Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland. Surges often occur around elections, and most recently due to assertive...

The Murri Book Club and the politics of reading for Indigenous Australians

Although the 2018 Closing the Gap report on Indigenous disadvantage highlighted the importance of literacy for Indigenous Australians, progress remains slow. But, while reading is widely considered an unmitigated good and...

Mexico's election was a victory for democracy itself

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has won a landslide victory in Mexicos presidential elections. He now stands poised to form the countrys first left-wing government for generations, and...

Nationalism and piety dominate Turkey's election

Turkey goes to the polls to vote for president and parliament on Sunday. As a scholar of the history and politics of the Middle East, I believe the most striking feature of the campaign is the ideological uniformity...

Science

Discovering dopamine's role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson's important legacy

Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine ...

How Novichok is different from radioactive poisons – and what this means for decontamination

A man and a woman were found unconscious in Wiltshire, England, on July, after having been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. This is the same substance that was used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia's environment

Measuring biodiversity used to mean laboriously collecting samples and manually identifying the plants, animals and fungi. This might involve careful inspection under a microscope to spot identifying features. This takes a...

Real, Live Mad Scientists Send Electric Shocks to People's Brains to Make Them Less Violent

For centuries, the fearful image that the common folk has had of innovators is the Mad Scientist persona. Surrounded by all kinds of strange contraptions, these scientists would experiment on live subjects with abandon....

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Technology

Nokia X6 News and Updates: Device Proves Incredibly Popular but Threatened by Xiaomi Mi A2

When the Nokia X6 was launched in China on Jul 10, the device proved to be extremely popular. In fact, JD.com notes that out of 10 smartphones sold by the site, five were of the Nokia X6. It is also selling 10 units of the...

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition Specs: First Look at Smartwatch with Transparent Band

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition has been previewed in several teaser images that show off its transparent smartwatch band. This might also be a clue that the wearable device is launching soon. On Sunday,...

Google Pixel 3 Release Date, Specs, Features Update: Rumors and How It Will Trump Its Competitors

Samsung already unveiled the Galaxy S9 last February and other competitors, such as the OnePlus 6, have just announced and released their latest flagship models just prior to summer. The Google Pixel 3 is rumored to be...

Ripple Discusses Issue Concerning xRapid Product; Release Slated for Later This Year

Asheesh Birla, Ripples senior vice president of product, recently discussed in an Ask Me Anything session the issues concerning its xRapid product. This product offers users demand liquidity and increased payment...

Bitcoin’s Value Projected to Increase As BlackRock Changes Its Stance Regarding the Cryptocurrency

Bitcoins value could increase in the coming days as the worlds biggest asset management firm, BlackRock, changed its tune regarding the cryptocurrency. Last year, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said that Bitcoin was only...
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