Hits Parade — AlphaGalileo Top 5
Our hit parade compiles the press releases with bigger number of visits in December 2011:
1. ‘Go to work on a Christmas card: UK's wrapping paper and festive cards could provide energy to send a bus to the moon more than 20 times’— Imperial College London — 23/12/2011
If all the UK's discarded wrapping paper and Christmas cards were collected and fermented, they could make enough biofuel to run a double-decker bus to the moon and back more than 20 times, according to the researchers behind a new scientific study.
2. ‘Scientists pinpoint potential to fight back against secret killer’ — Kingston University — 01/12/2011
Age-old remedies could hold the key to treating a wide range of serious medical problems, as well as keeping skin firmer and less wrinkled, according to scientists.
Researcher Tamsyn Thring at work in the laboratories at Kingston University London
3.‘Religious beliefs battle hypertension’ — Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) — 23/12/2011
Does a belief in God confer any health benefits? With the help of a large Norwegian longitudinal health study called HUNT, researchers from the NTNU were able to find a clear relationship between time spent in church and lower blood pressure in both women and men.
4. ‘La diversificación cultural también impulsa la evolución humana’ — Universidad de Barcelona — 22/12/2011
Los cambios en la estructura social y las prácticas culturales también podrían contribuir a impulsar la evolución humana, según un estudio que acaba de publicarse en la revista Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), en la que han participado la profesora Mireia Esparza y la colaboradora Neus Martínez-Abadías, de la Unidad de Antropología del Departamento de Biología Animal de la UB.
Padre e hijo de una población xavante preparándose para un ritual religioso (fotografia: Francisco M. Salzano)
5. ‘New Particle at the Large Hadron Collider Discovered by ATLAS Experiment’ — Lancaster University - 22/12/2011
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Lancaster University, analysing data taken by the ATLAS experiment, have been at the centre of what is believed to be the first clear observation of a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider.