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  • Mathematics as weapon against desertification

    Mathematics as weapon against desertification

    Via Phys Org : Ph.D. student Robbin Bastiaansen applies mathematics to get insight in practical problems. By comparing mathematical models with developments in existing ecosystems, he hopes to demystify the process of desertification. His research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a rare achievement for a mathematician. During desertification, a desert area is extending or a new desert is created. Intermediates of this process are ‘almost deserts,” with vegetation patterns […]

  • Exercises may improve memory through a bone hormone

    Exercises may improve memory through a bone hormone

    Via Xin Hua Net : WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — American researchers revealed how a bone hormone reversed memory loss in the aging brain in mice, lending new insights into how exercise could positively affect the brain. The study published on Tuesday in the journal Cell Reports showed that the naturally occurring hormone called osteocalcin worked with a protein to keep the memory. It stands to spur further investigations into the molecular machinery that underlies memory […]

  • Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America

    Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America

    Via Science Mag : For decades, scientists could describe the peopling of the Americas only in broad strokes, leaving plenty of mysteries about when and how people spread across the continents. Now, state-of-the-art ancient DNA methods, applied to scores of new samples from around the Americas, are filling in the picture. Two independent studies, published in Cell and online in Science, find that ancient populations expanded rapidly across the Americas about 13,000 years ago. They also […]

  • Here’s How To Get Better At Public Speaking

    Here’s How To Get Better At Public Speaking

    Via Forbes : Whether you give a presentation at work or appear in interview with a group of people, you will have to do some form of public speaking at some point in your life. It’s a scary thought to many people, but there are benefits to learning how to do it well. Public speaking gives you an opportunity to be heard, to showcase your knowledge and work, and attract amazing career opportunities. Being able to […]

  • The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

    The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

    via Forbes: No matter what stage you are in your career, words of advice can always take you further. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by mentors and friends who have my best professional interests at heart, and have shared their wonderful knowledge with me. Listening to their stories and being receptive to their advice continue to guide me and help me reach new milestones. Below are just a few of the best words of […]