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A Festival of Light: Map of Life at the Cambridge Science Festival 2015

This year’s much anticipated Cambridge Science Festival was a great celebration of scientific discovery, exploration, ideas and research around the theme of LIGHT. Throughout a dynamic and busy fortnight thousands of people joined in a rich programme of talks, hand-on activities … Continue reading

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Tetrodotoxin: a potent defence for pufferfish… and other organisms

Tetrodotoxin is a lethal pufferfish defence chemical In Japanese cuisine, the iconic pufferfish Fugu (which refers to several species) is notorious because if improperly prepared its consumption can have fatal consequences. Some body parts, particularly the internal organs, contain high concentrations of one … Continue reading

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