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Researchers kill drug-resistant cancer in the lab using 50 times less chemo

4 February 2016

Researchers in the US have just made an existing chemotherapy drug way more effective, managing to kill drug-resistant lung cancer cells in the lab using 50 times less of the medication than is currently required.

Manatees ready to be dropped from endangered species list

1 February 2016

The West Indian manatee was once considered to be on the brink of extinction, but thanks to a significant improvement in population and habitat, US wildlife officials have now proposed the species no longer be listed as endangered.

Take 5 with...Macman2
Take 5 with...Macman2

1 February 2016

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This month we are taking 5 with Shedder Macman2: a vintage radio enthusiast who lives at his favourite place in the world.

Participants wanted for research project on how older people with depression self-manage their illness

29 January 2016


You are invited to participate in a research project entitled: How older people with depression self-manage their illness in order to optimise wellbeing.

New discussion forum categories

27 January 2016

Following recent consultation and feedback from shedders, six new discussion forum categories have been introduced.

People in China are buying cans of fresh air from Canada

25 January 2016

What started out as a joke has suddenly taken off as a viable business – a Canadian start-up selling bottled air from the Rocky Mountains has seen a surge of sales from China.

This new algorithm can tell you how memorable (or forgettable) your selfies are

22 January 2016

Anybody who enjoys a bit of photography on their smartphone knows the problem of snapping too many photos, with an itchy shutter finger quickly leading to hundreds of images that need to be sorted and culled.

Scientists are developing road surfaces that can de-ice themselves

19 January 2016

If you drive in places where the temperature drops below freezing on a regular basis, you'll know all about the danger of icy roads - but scientists in Turkey are working on a road surface that eliminates that danger entirely.

Medical hypnosis is used to treat a range of health conditions, but what's the evidence it works?

16 January 2016

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It is said to help IBS, depression, pain, weight loss and quitting smoking. So is there any evidence to support these anecdotes and which conditions, if any, is hypnotherapy most effective in treating?

Most viewed member articles of 2015

15 January 2016

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The Shed Team has run the numbers and is proud to present the top 5 most viewed members articles for 2015.

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