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Cannabis use 'raises psychosis risk'

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The British Medical Journal have undergone a study that suggests that the use of Cannabis at a young age can contribute to an increase risk for psycosis.   The study involed following a group of 1900 participants over a period of 10 years. Results showed that even when the use of different drugs and other […]

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Lasers can act as 'tractor beams'

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  Lasers are able to drag small objects backwards towards their source, just like a tractor beam.     Unlike in science fiction movies, the lasers will only be able to pull very small objects towards them, not space ships. Scientists have known for a long time that light can push objects, and it is […]

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The Parting of the Red Sea 'could have happened'

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 New research has shown that the parting of the Red Sea could have happened, on account of very high wind speeds.     The location of the ‘miracle’ was probably not the Red Sea as such, but a place in the Nile Delta near by. Winds of around 63 mph eastwards blowing overnight could have shifted […]

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'Possibility of life' on another planet

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 A planet has been discovered which could possibly have the right conditions to support life.       The planet, Gliese 581g, has been found in a system 20 light years away, and is at the right temperature for liquid water to be found on the surface. The scientists from the University of California who […]

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YSJ News Nibbles

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Hi everyone this is going to be a news column updated as often as possible! Of as many news updates as possible! If there is anything you think i’ve missed or have any personal favorites please email me on [email protected] Thankyou and keep watching this spot!!

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Hello world!

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Hi, I’m Courtney and this is my first post on YS Journal. I thought I’d start by saying how I got into physics in the first place. My story isn’t as cool as being a child maths prodigy or having a crazy inventor relative who inculcated me with a love of science in addition to […]

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Naturally Obsessed

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Naturally Obsessed is a new documentary about what it takes to make it as a scientist. http://naturallyobsessed.com  Please  comment

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Meeting with Malcolm

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Yesterday I and Malcolm had two hours meeting,discussion all aspects of technical issues…. We also noticed tha our publisher has acted speedily to implement our integration strategy that we agreed during the Telephone Conference on Monday 13th July.

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Website Redesign

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As you may have noticed, the website has gone under a significant redesign over the last few days. The decision was taken at the last major teleconference that the YSJ plus site should be made into the full YSJournal.com while the old site should be phased down to just the articles. This way our publishers […]

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What's the point of learning this?

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One of the things I often asked when I was at school was “When will we ever use this?” It was a regular problem for our teachers that often the abstract science and maths we learnt would have little use outside the classroom. However some of it is useful and here I present a case […]

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Building YSPlus

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Welcome to the new Blog Building YSPlus this blog will track the developments and work done on making YSPlus We hope you enjoy reading it. YSJ Technical Editor, Malcolm Morgan