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International Women's Day: UTI testing '50 years out of date'

blog post image Areas of women's health have been neglected for too long, says scientist developing rapid test.

IBM has sold Watson Health. It was a long time coming.

blog post image "It's difficult not to see the sale as a failure of IBM's big bet on Watson to usher health care into the AI age." IBM invested over $4B in Watson Health but has sold it for $1B.

Combat drones: We are in a new era of warfare - here's why

blog post image No longer the preserve of superpowers, drones are now in the hands of insurgents and smaller countries.

Early warnings and emerging accountability: Total's responses to global warming, 1971-2021 Global Environmental Change.

blog post image Building upon recent work on other major fossil fuel companies, we report new archival research and primary source interviews describing how Total responded to evolving climate science and policy in the last 50 years. We show that Total personnel received warnings of the potential for catastrophic global...

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

blog post image "Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood." "Global assessments of ambient air pollution alone...

Why Did It Take So Long to Accept the Facts About Covid?

blog post image "The importance of airborne transmission in the pandemic was clear long before the World Health Organization finally began to acknowledge it." "If the importance of aerosol transmission had been accepted early, we would have been told from the beginning that it was much safer outdoors, where these small...

Essential Technologies: The Tally Stick - The Scholarly Kitchen

blog post image From the Upper Paleolithic Era up until the mid 1800s, the tally stick was a remarkably long-lived piece of technology.

Constructing Transformers For Longer Sequences with Sparse Attention Methods

blog post image "We show that carefully designed sparse attention can be as expressive and flexible as the original full attention model. Along with theoretical guarantees, we provide a very efficient implementation which allows us to scale to much longer inputs. As a consequence, we achieve state-of-the-art results...

World's wealthiest (and 'business as usual') 'at heart of climate problem'

blog post image "These [polluter elite] are people who fly most, drive the biggest cars most and live in the biggest homes which they can easily afford to heat, so they tend not to worry if they’re well insulated or not. … They’re also the sort of people who could really afford good insulation and solar panels...

Using Markov chain model to evaluate medical students’ trajectory on progress tests and predict USMLE step 1 scores---a

blog post image Background Medical students must meet curricular expectations and pass national licensing examinations to become physicians. However, no previous studies explicitly modeled stages of medical students acquiring basic science knowledge. In this study, we employed an innovative statistical model to characterize...

Use of 360° virtual reality video in medical obstetrical education: a quasi-experimental design Vera Arents. Pieter C.

blog post image Background Video-based teaching has been part of medical education for some time but 360° videos using a virtual reality (VR) device are a new medium that offer extended possibilities. We investigated whether adding a 360° VR video to the internship curriculum leads to an improvement of long-term recall...

Effectiveness of a serious game addressing guideline adherence: cohort study with 1.5-year follow-up Tobias Raupach. Insa

blog post image Background Patients presenting with acute shortness of breath and chest pain should be managed according to guideline recommendations. Serious games can be used to train clinical reasoning. However, only few studies have used outcomes beyond student satisfaction, and most of the published evidence is...

Build for a crisis: Ideas for the future of local news

blog post image Enjoyed this story of the ingenuity of local newspapers when struck with the crisis of extreme weather. What does it say for our other complex technology and business layers? When crisis strikes perhaps that's when you find the lowest common tech that works and exactly what purpose you are using it for....

Major employers scrap plans to cut back on offices - KPMG

blog post image Most major global companies no longer plan to reduce their use of office space after the coronavirus pandemic, though few expect business to return to normal this year, a survey by accountants KPMG showed on Tuesday.

Over 27,000 students share how colleges and universities could improve digital learning

blog post image "A Jisc survey of 27,069 higher and further education students reveals that most are pleased with their digital learning, but areas such as wellbeing, mental health and staff digital skills need more attention." Get the basics right (like college WiFi)Make learning sessions more interactive Record lessons...

COVID-19 has transformed education – here are the 5 innovations we should keep

blog post image "Five changes made to higher education during COVID-19 will be beneficial afterwards, according to an expert, including more creative assessment methods." Whilst this is written from the perspective of university education this authentic, rich, and active learning approach can and should be applied to...

IEA says global CO2 emissions rising again after nearly 6% fall last year

blog post image "Global carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 5.8% in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic slowed economic activity, but they rebounded at the end of the year and are on course to rise further, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday." Whilst economic growth is sought to reduce national deficits following...

Bird believed extinct for 170 years spotted in Borneo

blog post image A team of researchers from Indonesia and Singapore has found evidence of the continued existence of a bird long thought extinct. In their paper published in the journal BirdingASIA, the team describes the history of the bird, why it was thought to be extinct and how it was found in Borneo.

Australian news app beats Facebook in App Store

blog post image "Take that Facebook. A homegrown app from Australia Broadcasting Company (ABC) topped iOS download charts in Australia, outpacing Facebook. That's important for one big reason: Facebook just banned news from appearing on Australian newsfeeds in response to a law that would require the social giant...

Decade-long study shows half of all rivers in the world heavily impacted by humans

blog post image A team of researchers from several institutions in France and China has conducted a decade-long study of the degree of human impact on river systems around the world over the past two centuries. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study and what their findings revealed.