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  • Massive project maps DNA tags that define each cell’s identity

    Massive project maps DNA tags that define each cell’s identity

    Via Science : Our DNA may encode all the instructions needed to build the human body and keep it running, but each of our cells must follow just a subset of those instructions in order for the body to work properly. Thanks to the $300 million, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap Epigenomics Project, researchers have now identified most of the chemical tags on DNA and its associated proteins that influence gene function and help define […]

  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma was rejected from 30 jobs, including KFC, before becoming the richest man in China

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma was rejected from 30 jobs, including KFC, before becoming the richest man in China

    Via Business Insider : Jack Ma is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. His e-commerce company, Alibaba, attracts 100 million shoppers a day. Ma is worth an estimate $20.4 billion. But before he was the richest person in China, Ma went through a lot of rejection. In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, the businessman reveals that he failed a college entrance exam three times. Once he ruled out college, Ma applied for […]

  • New altered bacteria can convert sunlight into liquid fuel

    New altered bacteria can convert sunlight into liquid fuel

    Via Science Alert : These bacteria can take hydrogen molecules that have been split from water using the energy of the Sun, and convert them into an alcohol-based fuel. In late 2011, chemist David Nocera from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) introduced the world to his ‘artificial leaf’ – a silicon solar cell device that can produce energy using nothing but sunlight and water. The device is steeped in water, and when sunlight beams down […]

  • When Bees Grow Up Too Fast, The Colony Collapes

    When Bees Grow Up Too Fast, The Colony Collapes

    Via Futurity : Scientists around the world are trying to figure out why honey bee populations are declining—a pattern known as colony collapse disorder. They’ve identified pathogens, pesticides, and nutritional deficits as stressors, but it’s still a mystery why bee colonies sometimes collapse rapidly, rather than decline slowly, leaving bee keepers with an empty hive box. An international team recently used radio tracking to follow thousands of bees in Australia throughout their lives hoping to […]

  • How to get the most out of university open days

    How to get the most out of university open days

    Via Which? University : We’ve been asking students and universities what they think is worth looking out for before and during an open day to get the most out of it. And with mums and dads increasingly getting in on the open day action these days, we asked parents for their views too. Here’s what made our checklist. Getting prepared A successful open day trip is all about the preparation. Plan ahead by: checking out the […]

  • Cracking the code to economic success: social scientists are as vital as engineers

    Cracking the code to economic success: social scientists are as vital as engineers

    Via The Guardian : History shows us that social scientists are essential if we are to get the most out of our engineering and technological innovations. Governments across the world tend – perhaps increasingly – to point to the importance of the so-called “Stem” subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. Global economic competitiveness is the aim, with innovation being seen as one of the drivers. But are these assumptions and conclusions correct and justified? And […]

  • Students, are you dragging your feet too much?

    Students, are you dragging your feet too much?

    Via The Student Guide : Procrastination: we’ve all had it. And it’s not just a generational thing. Whilst you may have found yourself caught in an endless cycle of YouTube videos, in the past your parents probably vegged out for hours watching their favourite VHS tapes. Moreover, your grandparents almost certainly sat around idly, listening to the programmes of radio’s golden age. However, that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t hurt to perhaps cut down a bit on […]

  • Virtual Reality is the future of career education

    Virtual Reality is the future of career education

    Via LinkedIn : Every so often, a new way emerges. A way for society to perform critical tasks in ways completely discontinuous from the trends and ways of doing things that came before. There was a time when schooling itself was an amazing innovation. Now, it is expected, and granted as a right. The new way needed is one that helps us use technology in a way that scales amazing teaching and learning experiences. Experiences that […]

  • Choosing a University in the UK

    Choosing a University in the UK

    Via The Complete University Guide : Every course and every university is different and each student wants different things. The chances of finding a perfect match can be a challenge despite over 150 universities and university-level higher education colleges in the UK and the wide range of courses available. You will almost certainly need to decide what is most important to you. Do you want the best course or one that is quite good but offers […]

  • Five secrets to revising that can improve your grades

    Five secrets to revising that can improve your grades

    Via The Guardian : An expert on revision gives his top five tips on how to revise for exam success. How do you get the most out of your revision time, and end up with the best grades you can? Or, if you’re a different sort of student, how can you get the same grades you’re getting now, but spend less time revising? Either way, you need to know how to learn better. And fortunately, decades […]