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From musical innovation to climate change, contributing to the British Science Festival

A pioneering digital musician is following in the footsteps of physicist Brian Cox by being chosen to give a public lecture at the British Science Festival in Bradford (7-10 September).

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Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used in the fight against cancer, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Study finds only 44% of people in England capable of getting to work by walking or cycling

Most people in England could not get work without motorised modes of transport, according to new research by the University of Leeds.

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The right notes

Another feature on the piano competition, focusing on pianist Yuanfan Yang, who learned to play the piano in Leeds when he moved to the city after his father took up a post as a lecturer at the University of Leeds.

Yorkshire Evening Post
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Venom from a Brazilian wasp could help in battle to fight cancer

Dr Paul Beales (School of Chemistry) is the co- researcher in a study suggesting the venom could be a ‘new class of anti-cancer drugs’.

International Business Times
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Scientists give number of trees in the world

Using satellite images and ground measurements scientists have been able to estimate the total number of trees on the planet finding there are around 3tn. Dr Simon Lewis (School of Geography) comments on the new research from Yale.

the Scientist
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