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How plants rely on friendly fungal bodyguards

How plants rely on friendly fungal bodyguards

Description
Professor Alan Gange explains how plants and fungi do not exist in isolation, but instead form a cooperative in the war against insect pests, published in The Conversation.
Date:
28/01/2016
Snake-hunting Secretary Birds use the force of five times their body weight to stamp on and kill their prey

Snake-hunting Secretary Birds use the force of five times their body weight to stamp on and kill their prey

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A team of scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, the Royal Veterinary College and the Hawk Conservancy Trust have discovered Secretary Birds can kick with 195 Newtons, which is equivalent to five times their own body weight, when they attack and kill their prey. And the contact time between the bird's feet and the snake is delivered extremely quickly - on average just 15 milliseconds.
Date:
26/01/2016
A new diet provides hope for treating patients with drug resistant epilepsy

A new diet provides hope for treating patients with drug resistant epilepsy

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Scientists from Royal Holloway University of London and UCL have identified how a specific diet can be used to help treat patients with uncontrolled epilepsy.
Date:
25/11/2015
Royal Holloway subject areas ranked among world's best

Royal Holloway subject areas ranked among world's best

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The World's Top 100 subject rankings released by The Times Higher Education have included Royal Holloway in three subject areas, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.
Date:
20/11/2015

Events

Royal Holloway Science Open Day

Royal Holloway Science Open Day

Date
05/03/2016
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Be inspired by science at the annual Royal Holloway Science Open Day. Come and be part of our popular day of hands-on activities, demonstrations, talks, live experiments and much more. Presented by staff and students from each of our science departments, as well as guest exhibitors, our packed programme has something for all the family. For further information please click on the link above.

      

 
 
 
 

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