'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis
How do you say "damage control" in Japanese? Sony Corp. is sealed within a hermetic cone of silence as executives try to prevent the slow motion train wreck at Sony Pictures from damaging the rest of the ...
Deakin researcher calls for citizen scientists to help save rare 500kg turtle
A Deakin University marine scientist is asking coastal Victorian and Tasmanian locals and summer holidaymakers to help save one of the ocean's biggest yet most elusive endangered creatures.
Is an understanding of dark matter around the corner? Experimentalists unsure
Scientists have long known that dark matter is out there, silently orchestrating the universe's movement and structure. But what exactly is dark matter made of? And what does a dark matter particle look like? ...
How does enzymatic pretreatment affect the nanostructure and reaction space of lignocellulosic biomass?
Pretreatment of cellulosic biomass using cell wall degrading enzymes is a critical step in the release of sugars needed to produce biofuels and renewable, biobased chemicals and materials. A new study that ...
Stranded pilot whale rescued in Cape Verde
The archipelago nation of Cape Verde is widely recognised as a marine biodiversity hotspot, not least because of the abundance of marine mammals found in its waters.
Why are UK teenagers skipping school?
Analysis of the results of a large-scale survey reveals the extent of truancy in English secondary schools and sheds light on the mental health of the country's teens.
Researchers use real data rather than theory to measure the cosmos
For the first time researchers have measured large distances in the Universe using data, rather than calculations related to general relativity.
Attack on classical cryptography system raises security questions
Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters installed
Being part of the mining area Herrerias in Andalusia, deep waters of Pit Lake Guadiana show extremely high concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2). In the case of a spontaneous ebullition, human bein ...
New theory suggests alternate path led to rise of the eukaryotic cell
As a fundamental unit of life, the cell is central to all of biology. Better understanding how complex cells evolved and work promises new revelations in areas as diverse as cancer research and developing ...
A new app facilitates number and arithmetic learning in children with special educational needs
Researchers at the Campus de Alcoi of the Universitat Politècnica de València have created a new app that facilitates number and arithmetic learning in children between five and eight with special educational ...
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.
BPG image format judged awesome versus JPEG
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 ...