355 words Girls and boys may learn differently in virtual reality (VR). A new study with 7th and 8th -grade students found that girls learned most when the VR-teacher was a young, female researcher named Marie, whereas the boys learned more while being instructed by a flying robot in the form of a drone.
180 words Climate-change deniers are a danger to our security - “It is long past the time to challenge, confront, debunk and frankly, embarrass, adults who’d rather adopt some tribal identification than solve a pressing and all-too-real danger to the country.”
154 words Bill Gates warns that nobody is paying attention to gene editing, a new technology that could make inequality even worse: "the most important public debate we haven't been having widely enough."
894 words Plan S, the radical proposal to mandate open access to science papers, scheduled to take effect on 1 January 2020, has drawn support from many scientists, who welcome a shake-up of a publishing system that can generate large profits while keeping taxpayer-funded research results behind paywalls.
132 words Nearly 200 countries have agreed on a set of rules to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, a crucial step in implementing the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.
129 words A growing percentage of Americans see climate change as an “imminent” threat driven mainly by human activity, and more than two-thirds want Washington to work with other nations to combat it
129 words Shell oil executive boasts that his company influenced the Paris Agreement.
134 words Medicare for All Is Even Better Than You Thought: Previous estimates suggested that Medicare for All would save $2 trillion. But it's even better: a new study finds that the bill would save $5.1 trillion — while providing universal, comprehensive coverage.
145 words Cannabidiol induces a rapid and long-lasting antidepressant effect in rodent model of depression - A substance found in cannabis may be a faster-acting antidepressant than conventional medications, finds a new study in the journal Molecular Neurobiology.
329 words To Tackle Climate Crisis, US Must 'Be Bold and Aggressive in Standing Up to Greed of Fossil Fuel Industry': "We have got to rally the American people. The scientific community has made it 100 percent clear... this is a major crisis facing this country and our planet."
136 words Your Credit Score Isn’t a Reflection of Your Moral Character: But the Department of Homeland Security seems to think it is
171 words Your Credit Score Isn’t a Reflection of Your Moral Character: But the Department of Homeland Security seems to think it is
165 words "This whole idea of terraforming Mars, as respectful as I can be, are you guys high?" Nye said in an interview with USA TODAY. "We can't even take care of this planet where we live, and we're perfectly suited for it, let alone another planet."
133 words Middle-class jobs fall short: 62% fail to support lifestyle in US
109 words New 'Trojan horse' antibiotic promising in early clinical trials. The new antibiotic, cefiderocol, binds to iron and, in a deadly mistake, bacteria transport it past their defences and inside their cells.
153 words Giving every adult in the United States a $1,000 cash handout per month would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion by 2025, according to a new study on universal basic income.
249 words Ecosocialists Believe the Only Way to Stop Climate Change Is to Abandon Capitalism: “We have the technology to rapidly switch to a world that runs on carbon-free energy, but that won’t happen in the current structure because it doesn’t benefit those already at the top.”
140 words Tesla Model 3 achieves lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA
221 words U.N. Secretary General: The very nature of work will change; Governments may have to consider stronger safety nets and eventually, universal basic income.
257 words 3-day weekends would make people happier and more productive, according to a new Oxford University study