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  • Mathematicians write a formula to describe waves

    Mathematicians write a formula to describe waves

    Via Futurity : A new paper builds on centuries of work to use math to describe waves—both of light and of water. One of the great joys in mathematics is the ability to use it to describe phenomena seen in the physical world, says University at Buffalo mathematician Gino Biondini. The work by Biondini and postdoctoral researcher Dionyssios Mantzavinos explores what happens when a regular wave pattern has small irregularities, a question that scientists have been […]

  • Educational Essay Structure

    Educational Essay Structure

    Via Real Estate Rama : If you write an educational essay, you make an argument: you propose a thesis and offer some reasoning, using proof, that suggests why the thesis is true. At the time you counter-argue, you consider a possible argument towards your thesis or some aspect of your reasoning. This is a excellent process to take a look at your tips when drafting, when you nonetheless have enough time to revise them. As well […]

  • Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement

    Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement

    Via Forbes : Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we’re more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that. In 2015, 94% of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments (compared with 84% of Boomers and 81% of Gen Xers). And we’re willing to pay the price: While Boomers said they’d spend an average of $152 a month on self-improvement, millennials anticipated spending nearly twice that—though our average income is […]

  • Statistician uses mathematics to predict Oscar winners

    Statistician uses mathematics to predict Oscar winners

    Via CNBC : Looking to win that Oscar office pool? Ben Zauzmer might be able to help. The recent Harvard grad and professional Oscar predictor for The Hollywood Reporter has correctly picked at least 75 percent of the award show’s categories each year since 2012. Last year, he predicted 85 percent of the winners. How? Mathematics, or as he calls it, “Oscarlytics.” An avid fan of statistics and film, Zauzmer collected massive amounts of data about […]

  • Want a higher exam score? Take the test first thing in the morning, study finds

    Want a higher exam score? Take the test first thing in the morning, study finds

    Via Science Alert : Every hour later is equivalent to missing 10 days of school. If you thank your lucky stars every time you have an exam scheduled in the afternoon, because hello, extra cramming time, you should be cursing them instead – a new study has found that the later in the day an exam is scheduled, the bigger the decline in scores. The study, which looked at 2 million standardised test scores from Danish […]

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    Why You’re Still Smarter Than A Computer

    Via Fortune : You have really great eyes. Computers today are smart. Recently, they’ve mastered the art of one of the most difficult board games. They’ve proven themselves capable of reading human expressions well enough to pick a “most smiled at” ad out of the Super Bowl. And one clever bot recently scored 59% on its 8th grade science test—barely missing the mark for a passing grade. But despite recent gains in artificial intelligence, humans still […]

  • Chemistry offers students a bright future, Australia’s chief scientist says

    Chemistry offers students a bright future, Australia’s chief scientist says

    Via The Guardian : Alan Finkel says it is time to put ‘flesh on the bones’ of the country’s national research priorities and harness ‘this science for a better life’ Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, has said it is time to put “flesh on the bones” of the country’s national science and research priorities, and to highlight to government areas of opportunity in science. In a speech to launch the Australian Academy of Science’s decadal plan […]

  • UQ researcher’s icy dinosaur hunt

    UQ researcher’s icy dinosaur hunt

    Via UQ News : A University of Queensland scientist will brave ice, snow and five weeks sharing a two-man tent in an effort to learn more about dinosaurs during an expedition to Antarctica. UQ School of Biological Sciences palaeontologist Dr Steve Salisbury will be among 12 scientists on an expedition running from 2 February to 24 March. The seven palaeontologists, two sedimentologists, and three palaeontology graduate students will travel to the James Ross Island area— one […]

  • Why it really does pay to get a good degree: you earn more

    Why it really does pay to get a good degree: you earn more

    Via The Guardian : Study finds a significant salary premium for an ‘Attila the Hun’ (2:1) over a ‘Douglas Hurd’ (third) Graduates who want to boost their earnings potential should avoid ending up with a “Desmond” or a “Douglas” and set their sights on a “Geoff” or an “Attila”. A new study examining the relationship between educational achievement at university and pay later in life reveals that, when it comes to degrees, there is a significant […]

  • Top 25 universities over 400 years old

    Top 25 universities over 400 years old

    Via Times Higher Education : Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the best ancient institutions Doubts continue to linger that William Shakespeare didn’t really write all of “his” plays, without the benefit of a university education. So which historical institutions should the real Bard of Avon have attended? The Times Higher Education 25 Over 400 ranking lists the best ancient institutions, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The UK tops the list, […]