Tax code details 'not visible' to working poor
(Phys.org) —Congressional tax-code writers hoped the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) would change behavior of the poor by rewarding work. They worried EITC might keep unwed mothers from marrying, or make them have more ...
Teachers need confidence to teach coding properly
Michael Gove is ploughing ahead with plans to gather an elite team of computer science experts to help bring coding into schools. He has rightly acknowledged that teaching programming in schools is vital if w ...
Bringing the world reboot-less updates
It's an annoyance for the individual computer user: You've updated your operating system, and now you need to reboot. This is so the computer can switch to the modified source code.
New genes spring and spread from non-coding DNA
"Where do new genes come from?" is a long-standing question in genetics and evolutionary biology. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, published Jan. 23 in Science Express, shows that new ge ...
Mitochondrial ribosome revealed: Structure of large subunit deciphered
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have deciphered the structure of part of the ribosome found in mitochondria, the power plants of the cell. The scientists were able to benefit ...
Scientists shed some light on biological "dark matter"
Biologists have studied the functionality of a poorly understood category of genes, which produce long non-coding RNA molecules rather than proteins. Some of these genes have been conserved throughout evolution, ...
Locust genome exposes 'hundreds' of pesticide targets
Chinese scientists said Tuesday they had unravelled the genetic code of the locust, laying bare "hundreds" of genes that can be targeted by insecticides.
Fujitsu introduces ultra-compact Bluetooth low-energy modules
With increasing OEM development of compact and low-cost Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices and accessories, Fujitsu Components America has introduced a new family of ultra-compact, BLE modules based on the ...
First Stanford code poetry slam reveals the literary side of computer code
Leslie Wu, a doctoral student in computer science at Stanford, took an appropriately high-tech approach to presenting her poem "Say 23" at the first Stanford Code Poetry Slam.
UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing
His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think.
Telegram issues $200,000 in Bitcoins challenge to crack code
A statistician intent on sharing research to promote better science
For centuries, researchers in fields as disparate as astrophysics and political science have faced the same hurdle before they could win acceptance for their theories—their peers must replicate and verify ...
Researchers find new recipe for novel proteins
(Phys.org) —Yale researchers have discovered a targeted way to make proteins not generally found in nature by expanding the information encrypted in the genetic code.
Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code
Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease.