Students who ‘productively fail’ may learn more

Students may learn more when they try to solve problems before learning the concepts in lectures, researchers report. The key? Productive failure.

ETH Zurich • futurity
today ~7 min

World’s Largest Carbon Capturing Plant Launches in Iceland

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~3 min

Scientists Create First Map of World’s Corals

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~4 min

Harvard biologist discusses testosterone’s role in society

The hormone testosterone provides a backdrop for male aggression and violence, both in nature and in society, argues a Harvard human evolutionary biologist.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 17, 2021 ~6 min

Sir Clive Sinclair: even his failures were prescient inventions

The mass-market computer pioneer leaves behind a legacy of accessible, far-sighted if not always successful products.

Mike Reddy, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales • conversation
Sept. 17, 2021 ~7 min

Water fleas show surprising hydra effect in action

Scientists propose that ecological systems exhibit something akin to a hydra effect. In other words, what does kill you makes you more abundant.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 17, 2021 ~6 min

Water fleas show surprising hydra effect in action

Scientists propose that ecological systems exhibit something akin to a hydra effect. In other words, what does kill you makes you more abundant.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 17, 2021 ~6 min

First All-Civilian Crew Launches into Earth Orbit

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 16, 2021 ~5 min

Magma discovery points to potential eruption warning

New findings get researchers "one step closer to improving the monitoring of volcanic unrest, which aims to protect lives, infrastructure, and crops."

U. Queensland • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~5 min

How your brain runs quality control on memories

"It is not only crucial for the brain to remember things, but also to weigh how good the memory is: How certain are we that a specific memory is accurate?"

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

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