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Unrealistic radioactive decay

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today I am going to write about one of the problems that I had to solve for a physics seminar. The submissions for this series are already closed and you can look up the solutions so I know that I answered correctly to this very interesting problem. 428 more words

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Being bilingual may help autistic children - ScienceBlog.com

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development. 19 more words

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Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

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Increasing anxiety in old age could be amn early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease(Credit:SIphotography/Depositphotos)

by Rich Haridy

The degenerative processes behind Alzheimer’s disease have been found to begin 10, or even 20 years before dementia symptoms become evident and the condition is diagnosed. 388 more words

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Soil science. A man’s world?

I am a female soil scientist (a soil ecologist, more specifically). And while traditionally the field of soil science has been dominated by men, I’d like to think that women are catching up. 1,539 more words

Academia

meristemjourneys reblogged this on Meristem Journeys and commented:

This piece was written by Franciska de Vries, owner of Frantecologist. I think this is a very enlightening and well-written piece, one that really highlights the gender problem we have in science. I am a fellow soil/plant scientist (PhD student), and it concerns me that in the next few years it could be hard for me to pursue an academic career or even gain momentum to get to the top of my field (be that academia or industry). We cannot let this problem just be swept under the rug; we need to keep talking about it, and making a big deal out of it. Read on, soldier on, and let's fight for science equality.

Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. 20 more words

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Bird-like 'Rainbow' Dinosaur With Iridescent Feathers Found in China

There’s not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There’s an iridescent dinosaur. 443 more words

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Reason, Faith and Folly

Freudians and political radicals, along with a great many people who would see themselves as neither, are aware that without reason we are sunk, but that reason, even so, is not in the end what is most fundamental about us. 99 more words

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