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Scientists discover how to avoid a speeding ticket

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:14

British researchers have found that there may be a way to avoid getting a dreaded speeding ticket - but only if you can travel at a sixth of the speed of light.

Rats bigger than sheep could roam earth one day

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 11:06

Researchers have found that rats could evolve, over time, into super-sized rodents that are bigger than sheep and weigh as much as a person.

Tudor-era tombs reconstructed in 3D

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 21:05

Researchers have used 3D modelling and drawings in 16th century manuscripts to digitally recreate two elaborate Tudor-era tombs.

New record set for cosmic X-ray sightings

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 20:00

The XMM-Newton Survey Science Center used the University`s `ALICE` supercomputer to help them produce a new X-ray catalogue, dubbed "3XMM."

New system will unveil even the most hidden crime scene fingerprints

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 19:44

Scientists have developed a new system for visualising "hidden" crime scene fingerprints.

King Richard III found in `untidy lozenge-shaped grave`

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 23:23

An academic paper on the archaeology of the Search for Richard III reveals for the first time specific details of the grave dug for the last Plantagenet king.

King Richard III `underwent painful treatment for scoliosis`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 21:51

King Richard III may not have been a hunchback as portrayed by Shakespeare, but he did suffer from the spine-curving condition scoliosis, and may have undergone painful medical treatments to straighten it out, researchers suggest.

Discovered: Saturn`s rings are raining water

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 13:21

A new study has tracked the "rain" of charged water particles into the atmosphere of Saturn and found the extent of the ring-rain is far greater, and falls across larger areas of the planet, than previously thought.

King Richard III may have had a brummie accent: Experts

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 09:12

King Richard III probably had a brummie accent, spoken by natives of Birmingham in England, claim language experts.

Skeleton found in car park confirmed to be of king Richard III`s

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:25

DNA tests have confirmed that the skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park last year is that of English king Richard III, who died in the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Auroras also occur outside our solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 10:45

New evidence obtained by University of Leicester planetary scientists have suggested that auroras-similar to Earth`s Aurora Borealis - also occur on bodies outside our solar system.

Fossils of shrimp-like creatures discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:18

Fossilised remains of tiny shrimp-like creatures that are 425 million years old have been discovered in Britain, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.