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Why hospital architects need to talk to nurses

Many of us pay close attention to how our taxes are spent, and how well governments invest in infrastructure projects such as roads, schools and hospitals. Value for money is key. Yet horror stories of waste, lateness and ...

dateAug 09, 2018 in Other
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How to cheat at dice – from an expert in games

Archaeologists recently uncovered a 600-year-old die that was probably used for cheating. The wooden die from medieval Norway has two fives, two fours, a three and a six, while the numbers one and two are missing. It is believed ...

dateJul 23, 2018 in Other
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Quality control in science

The marketing of research results has become a significant economic factor. Worldwide, the annual turnover of scientific articles alone amounts to 8 billion euros. Unfortunately, this environment also attracts market players ...

dateJul 23, 2018 in Other
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When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science

The words "published in a peer reviewed journal" are sometimes considered as the gold standard in science. But any professional scientist will tell you that the fact an article has undergone peer review is a long way from ...

dateJul 13, 2018 in Other
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Five unscientific methods some sports coaches use

Sports coaches are often under pressure to maximise the performance of their athletes and teams. With good intentions, they often turn to the latest hyped psychological techniques and ideas – many of which are not well ...

dateJul 09, 2018 in Other
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Japan quake battered most powerful microscopes

Two of the world's most powerful microscopes suffered severe damage from a deadly earthquake that hit the western Japanese city of Osaka, causing delays in cutting-edge cell and atomic-level research, a scientist said Friday.

Last of the Jayer wine goes on sale in Geneva

The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies—which include some of the world's most expensive wines—went on sale in Geneva Sunday expected to rake in up to $13 million.

Grenfell: a year on, here's what we know went wrong

The Grenfell Tower fire resulted in the greatest loss of life from a fire in Britain since World War II. A year on, we know that the fire's rapid spread was at least partly due to the cladding that enveloped the building. ...

UK to offer Stephen Hawking fellowships

Exceptional students in mathematics and physics can compete for research fellowships in honour of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March, the government announced on Monday.

Heritage science: Where the past looks to the future

Are crowd-sourced photos taken with mobile phones useful in collecting analytics for antiques? Can smell be used to classify degradation of plastic artifacts in museums? How are cannonballs from shipwrecks affected by conservation ...

New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, ...

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