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  • How Giant Atoms May Help Catch Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang

    How Giant Atoms May Help Catch Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang

    via COSMOS : There was a lot of excitement last year when the LIGO collaboration detected gravitational waves, which are ripples in the fabric of space itself. And it’s no wonder – it was one of the most important discoveries of the century. By measuring gravitational waves from intense astrophysical processes like merging black holes, the experiment opens up a completely new way of observing and understanding the universe. But there are limits to what LIGO […]

  • Connecting Maths to The Real World

    Connecting Maths to The Real World

    via Teacher Magazine : As I said in the first article of this series – Lessons from PISA – no matter how you read the results of PISA 2012 in relation to the mathematical skills of our young people, there is a significant number of 15-year-old Australians who do not have access to sufficient numeracy and mathematical skills to be able to cope equitably with life in the 21st Century. The reality is, many children (and […]

  • Three Years to Safeguard Our Climate

    Three Years to Safeguard Our Climate

    via nature : In the past three years, global emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels have levelled after rising for decades. This is a sign that policies and investments in climate mitigation are starting to pay off. The United States, China and other nations are replacing coal with natural gas and boosting renewable energy sources. There is almost unanimous international agreement that the risks of abandoning the planet to climate change are […]

  • The Merging of Technology and Groceries Behind the Amazon-Whole Food Deal

    The Merging of Technology and Groceries Behind the Amazon-Whole Food Deal

    via Herald-Tribune : NEW YORK — Why is Amazon spending nearly $14 billion for Whole Foods? One reason: People who buy yoga mats and fitness trackers on Amazon might also like grapes, nuts and other healthy items at the organic grocery chain. In short, the deal stands to net Amazon a wealth of data-driven insights into how shoppers behave offline — insights that are potentially very lucrative. To be sure, there are plenty of other benefits […]

  • Successful Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Have These 2 Crucial Personality Traits

    Successful Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Have These 2 Crucial Personality Traits

    via CNBC : Imagine that you are in an interview and your future employer has asked you to describe your personality in a few words. You might mention traits like optimism, ambition and friendliness. While these are all great attributes, if you want to be the boss, a different set of characteristics might be better. According to a 2017 study by CPP Inc., a firm that publishes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, there are two top […]

  • Hopes Rise for Anti-Cholesterol Vaccine

    Hopes Rise for Anti-Cholesterol Vaccine

    via COSMOS : An initial clinical trial testing a vaccine that may protect people against high cholesterol levels is due to finish later this year. In the meantime, the European Heart Journal features a paper by the vaccine’s inventors – a team led by Günther Staffler of Austrian pharmaceutical company AFFiRis – reporting the results of a trial using mice. The vaccine, code-named AT04A, targets an enzyme called proprotein covertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). The enzyme […]

  • 5 Ways to Make a Strong Impression With Every Audience

    5 Ways to Make a Strong Impression With Every Audience

    Via Entrepreneur : Show up like a celebrity, and use these key techniques to guarantee a strong first impression with every presentation. “You make a first impression and people never forget it,” stated Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. In business, it’s imperative that you start off with a great and memorable first impression and even more critical when you’re speaking in front of groups. It’s the difference between being heard by your audience or having them sleep […]

  • Why Fake News Goes Viral: Science Explains

    Why Fake News Goes Viral: Science Explains

    Via LiveScience : People’s limited attention spans, plus the sheer overload of information on social media may combine to make fake news and hoaxes go viral, according to a new study. Understanding why and how fake news spreads may one day help researchers develop tools to combat its spread, the researchers said. For example, the new research points toward curbing the use of social bots — computer programs that automatically generate messages such as tweets that […]

  • Play more video games for better health

    Play more video games for better health

    Via LiveMint : Video games can make your brain function better as well as keep you physically fit, research reports suggest New Delhi: The notion that playing video games make people lazy and drives them away from physical activity, as it turns out, is a bit exaggerated. Recent studies show that playing video games have various health benefits too. They can boost attention, improve cognitive skills, and can keep you in shape as well. So if […]

  • This Smart Ring Gives You Instant Mobile Payments With Beefed Up Security

    This Smart Ring Gives You Instant Mobile Payments With Beefed Up Security

    via MashableAsia :  Look out, Frodo — we might have a new “One Ring to rule them all.” Token, a new smart ring, promises to give its wearers a chance to make mobile payments, unlock doors, and ditch their passwords — all while protecting their identity with an extra level of security. The wearable uses the same type of near field communication (NFC) technology found in credit cards and hotel keys to make purchases, and […]