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Scientists observe the Earth grow a new layer under an Icelandic volcano

- New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth’s crust forms, according to a paper published today in Nature.

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Research could improve nuclear power plant safety – and stop your kettle furring up

- Taking inspiration from nature, researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear processing plants – as well as how lime scale builds up in kettles.

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Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’

- The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.

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Missing gene linked to autism

- Researchers at the University of Leeds have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits.

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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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National facility for innovative robotics opens

- A new Government-backed centre is set to put Leeds at the forefront of UK robot design and construction.

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