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North Carolina Would Lose Big With Scott Pruitt Leading the EPA

From sea level rise to polluted stormwater drainage, the state faces a host of environmental conflicts that rely on the EPA. And Pruitt's agency would be a toothless one. The post North Carolina Would Lose Big With Scott Pruitt Leading the EPA appeared first on WIRED.

Talking to children about STEM fields boosts test scores and career interest

A new study finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.

Motivation of students in special education improves if they use gestures with computers

The motivation for and involvement in learning among students with special educational needs improve through the use of gestural movements of the body rather than devices such as the mouse or the keyboard when they interact with computer programs of a pedagogical nature. Show More Summary

From offense to defense in ecology and politics

As online social networks grow, it gets easier to turn our own social circles into echo chambers of the like-minded or heated debates across ideological divides, as we please. In a working group happening now, SFI researchers are asking...Show More Summary

Shark study reveals taste buds were key to evolution of teeth

The first creatures to evolve teeth didn't have jaws. Many scientists believe these ancient fish developed the first tooth-like structures on their skin that were similar to the "denticle" scales that still cover sharks today, even after 500m years of evolution. Show More Summary

Unique project to improve life for young people with disabilities

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, professor of education at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, has been awarded nearly 8 million from the Swedish Research Council for the project PAL. The project aims to identify educational...Show More Summary

Why learn spelling or maths if there's an app for that?

There is no doubt that digital technologies have disrupted our modes of teaching. The resources and inputs into teaching have changed to incorporate computer-aided approaches such as "flipped" classrooms, mobile-phone-enabled interactions, video capturing of lectures and enhanced mixed realities.

Mapping the multiverse: How far away is your parallel self?

There seems to be an infinity of invisible worlds lurking out there. Now we’re starting to get a handle on where they are, and what it might take to reach them

First baby born using 3-parent technique to treat infertility

These are the first photos of a girl born in Kiev who was made using a mitochondrial replacement technique to get around her mother’s infertility problems

Unpaid work experience rife in Australia – report

Unpaid work experience is widespread in Australia, with more than half of young adults having undertaken an unpaid placement, according to research conducted for the Federal Government's Department of Employment.

New research suggests location-based games influence our perception of culture

With the introduction of location-based games such as Google's Ingress or, more recently, Pokémon Go, an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokémon...Show More Summary

Interior Nominee Zinke Doubles Down on Coal

Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke emphasized the Trump administration’s vow to recommit America to fossil fuels.

Turtle the Size of 2 Earths: Stunning Sunspot Revealed in New Radio Images

A shadowy turtle twice the size of Earth swims across the sun in new images from the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, viewing the sun for the first time and documenting the area right above its visible surface.

The Science of Donald Trump Impersonations

How does Alec Baldwin imitate Donald Trump so recognizably, and does it harm or hurt the president-elect to be mocked?

Odd Football-Size Armored Creatures Solve Ancient Footprint Mystery

In a Cinderella-esque story, researchers have finally figured out the creature that left countless fossilized footprints across the ancient seafloor.

Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level

We are familiar with cracks in big or small three-dimensional (3-D) objects, but how do thin, two-dimensional (2-D) materials crack? 2-D materials like molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), have emerged as an important asset for future electronic and photoelectric devices. Show More Summary

Developing an end-to-end digital supply chain

Dr Jag Srai, Head of Cambridge's Centre for International Manufacturing, and his team have developed a new way to help companies embrace the challenges and opportunities of digitalising the extended supply chain. Here, he provides a glimpse of this digital future.

3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

A new way of 3D printing internal material structures that make them up to ten times stronger than steel at five percent of steel's density. Read more on MAKE The post 3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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