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New method for studying individual defects in transistors

Scientists from the University of Twente's MESA+ Research Institute have developed a method for studying individual defects in transistors. All computer chips, which are each made up of huge numbers of transistors, contain millions of minor 'flaws'.

Reproducibility crisis timeline—milestones in tackling research reliability

It's not a new story, although "the reproducibility crisis" may seem to be. For life sciences, I think it started in the late 1950s. Problems caused in clinical research burst into the open in a very public way then.

Humpback Whales 'Mug' Boat in South Pacific (Video)

Humpback whales engage in a behavior called mugging in new aerial footage.

With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is “Inject and See”

How the 21st Century Cures Act is set to shape patients' access to cellular therapies, for better and for worse. The post With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is "Inject and See" appeared first on WIRED.

Our ideas about vertebrate evolution challenged by a new tree of life

The placoderms were a diverse group of ancient armoured fishes and it's widely believed that they are ancestral to virtually all vertebrates alive today, including humans.

Legislation alone not enough to close gender gap in boardroom

Governments that rely on legislation alone to encourage women into senior management are less successful than those that back policy commitments with financial support, shows research from the University's School of Management.

Old toys will self-destruct thanks to vanishing plastic

A new generation of materials that dissolve on demand could solve the problem of plastic waste – and even give extra satisfaction when peeing

Pearl Harbor Subs: See Underwater Graves?in Live-Stream Dives

The public can see an underwater live stream of two Japanese submarines resting at the bottom of the Pacific, 75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

How Lasers and a Goggle-Wearing Parrot Could Aid Flying Robot Designs

A parrot wears tiny, red-tinted goggles and flaps through laser-lit airborne particles to test computer models that explain how animals fly — and shows that there’s room for improvement.

Quantum solar cells could explain why plants are green

An attempt to make more efficient solar cells shows that green light might be the least useful hue – maybe that's why plants reflect it

Asian countries dominate, science teaching criticised in survey

Asian countries dominated the top places in the latest PISA survey that measures skills among high school students released on Tuesday, but the report criticised the teaching of science in many countries.

Lazy coders are training artificial intelligences to be sexist

Machines are only a reflection of culture – and a mix of linguistics and laziness encourages them to pick up our prejudices

Federal report recommends teaching self-regulation in schools

A new federal report recommends that schools emphasize building children's "self-regulation" skills in order to increase opportunities for student success in a number of areas. The recommendation is one of several in the report, theShow More Summary

Children's early math knowledge related to later achievement

Educators, policymakers, and parents have begun to focus more on children's math learning in the earliest years. Yet parents and teachers still find it challenging to know which kinds of early math skills merit attention in the classroom. Show More Summary

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