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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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New plaque marks partnership to fight breast cancer

- A plaque to mark a historic partnership between Breast Cancer Campaign and the University of Leeds, which is leading the fight against breast cancer, was unveiled in Leeds on Monday (November 10).

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Woodland bat species sweats it out in the tropics

- A bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests has been found living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.

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Researchers observe comet flyby effects on Martian atmosphere

- A “once-in-a-lifetime” chance to watch a comet flying close to Mars gave a unique insight into the effect of such a near miss on a planet’s atmosphere, according to a University of Leeds academic.

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Increase in ozone destroying substances - but Montreal Protocol on track

- Research from the University of Leeds and an international team of scientists has shown a recent increase in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCl), a substance linked to destruction of the ozone layer.

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