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Remember that Norwegian site that made readers take a quiz before commenting? Here’s an update on it: For one thing,

blog post image Remember that Norwegian site that made readers take a quiz before commenting? Here’s an update on it: For one thing, people did really, really badly on the quizzes (although that could be due to a language barrier). Innovative approach to limiting ill-informed public comments. This is a 6 month...

Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs: Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3 percent efficient silicon cell, steps

blog post image Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs: Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3 percent efficient silicon cell, steps away from the 29 percent theoretical maximum

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal: Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard

blog post image Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal: Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team just two years away from creating hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo

Hans Rosling has passed away: Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early

blog post image Hans Rosling has passed away: Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early Tuesday morning, 7 February 2017, his family announces at the Gapminder foundation web site. Hans Rosling suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed...

The future of advertising is ‘fewer, better ads’: "By giving away stuff for free for so long, we’ve

blog post image The future of advertising is ‘fewer, better ads’: "By giving away stuff for free for so long, we’ve created an ad economy that is bigger than it should be," Deep Focus CEO Ian Schafer says.

Labour has shifted focus away from the NHS crisis. For what? | Owen Jones: The NHS should be the party’s main focus

blog post image Labour has shifted focus away from the NHS crisis. For what? | Owen Jones: The NHS should be the party’s main focus right now. Jeremy Corbyn’s pronouncements about immigration and high pay are just distractions

Trampolines 'dangerous', says top bone surgeon - BBC News: Trampolines should be used only under professional supervision,

blog post image Trampolines 'dangerous', says top bone surgeon - BBC News: Trampolines should be used only under professional supervision, according to a senior bone surgeon. Broken bones and dislocations are common with this popular toy. They are unlikely to go away as they are such fun. Simple rules can reduce risk...

Good read. The most good you can do by Peter Singer. This is about effective altruism. If you are going to give away your

blog post image Good read. The most good you can do by Peter Singer. This is about effective altruism. If you are going to give away your money how can ensure you give it to the most effective resources? More than that if you've decided to give away money what is the best job that you can do? There are some extreme...

Chief Coca-Cola scientist leaves amid criticism over obesity research: Research shifted focus away from harms of sugary

blog post image Chief Coca-Cola scientist leaves amid criticism over obesity research: Research shifted focus away from harms of sugary drinks to exercise benefits.

Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away: With two WHO-confirmed cases of polio in

blog post image Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away: With two WHO-confirmed cases of polio in Ukraine in September, vaccinating the country’s 1.8 million children needs to start as soon as possible

SOS via SMS: Help for suicidal teens is a text message away: With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation

blog post image SOS via SMS: Help for suicidal teens is a text message away: With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way.

Dear Ms Morgan, your thinking is from the stone age : Why does an anonymous authoritarian prescribe what our children learn?

blog post image Dear Ms Morgan, your thinking is from the stone age : Why does an anonymous authoritarian prescribe what our children learn? Instructing teachers on what they ‘should’ do takes away the excitement of discovery

National awards success for Plymouth dental researchers: Dental researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of

blog post image National awards success for Plymouth dental researchers: Dental researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have come away with a raft of awards following this year's general meeting of the British Society of Oral and Dental Research.