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Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds

- Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

- Scientists have proven definitively that climate change could not have been responsible for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.

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National award for transforming data into knowledge

- A collaboration between Leeds-based The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) and the University of Leeds has won a national Research Council UK impact award from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

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Molecule fights cancer on two fronts

- Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a new synthetic anti-cancer molecule that targets two key mechanisms in the spread of malignant tumours through the body.

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Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables

- Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new University of Leeds research shows.

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ESA’s Rosetta mission – what is the comet lander looking for?

- Today, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission is attempting one of the most ambitious manoeuvres in space exploration: to soft-land a robotic probe on a comet for the first time.

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