Fewer lectures, more group work
Professor Cees van der Vleuten from Maastricht University is a Visiting Professor at Wits University who believes that learning should be student centred.
Confirmation bias in studies of gamma ray bursts
Our understanding of gamma ray bursts (GRBs) – flashes of gamma rays from explosions in distant galaxies – since they were discovered more than 50 years ago may not be as solid as first thought.
Project finds that persons with disabilities are not well represented in the European labour market
With one person in six being affected in Europe, it comes as no surprise that full rights and participation in society for people with disabilities come at the top of the EU's wish list. This notably translates ...
Ideology prevents wheat growers from converting to more profitable methods, new study shows
U.S. wheat growers resist converting to a more profitable method of farming because of ideology – their personal beliefs about organic farming – rather than technical or material obstacles, according ...
New analysis of DNA evidence contradicts claims of 'Yeti' brown/polar bear hybrid in Himalayas
Easy, affordable cover extends growing season in home gardens
A technique used by commercial growers to protect tender crops from harmful cold temperatures may be an affordable option for home growers as well, according to Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ...
India launches biggest ever rocket into space
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme.
Tropical trees may not be the carbon sink planet scientists have been hoping for
Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs may have nearly knocked off mammals, too
The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs.
Potentially hazardous asteroid surprises astronomers
"Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour," could be still an actual description of our ability to predict asteroid threats to Earth. The sentence from the Bible (Matthew 25:13) sounds like a ...
Researchers find a way to fool deep neural networks into 'recognizing' images that aren't there
What was the 'Paleo diet'? There was far more than one, study suggests
The Paleolithic diet, or caveman diet, a weight-loss craze in which people emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by early humans during the Stone Age, gives modern calorie-counters great freedom because ...
Japan lab cannot repeat ground-breaking cell finding: reports
Some of Japan's top scientists have been unable to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking stem cell study, but which spiralled into a scandal that included a respected researcher's suicide, reports ...
Ocean acidification a culprit in commercial shellfish hatcheries' failures
The mortality of larval Pacific oysters in Northwest hatcheries has been linked to ocean acidification. Yet the rate of increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the decrease of pH in near-shore waters ...