The underlying assumption of the expert-novice paradigm is that findings on experts in a particular field (e.g., mathematicians, expert teachers, gifted students) can be applied for advancing novices in the same field (usually "regular" students... continue reading
Dinosaurs are the most popular and well known extinct animals known to humankind. They have been regarded with awe since the first discovery of Megalodon and the coining of the term dinosaur by Richard Owen. In the 1950s they experienced... continue reading
Analysing data from an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN requires large amounts of computing power.
In addition to large amounts of experimental data, each individual analysis requires large amounts of simulated data. This... continue reading
Hospital acquired infections, mostly due to multi-drug resistant bacteria or “superbugs” are a growing concern and affects millions of patients every year worldwide. There is an urgent need to find novel treatment to improve the care of the... continue reading
Teleological Planning is associated with the communist and socialist planning fiasco. However, the flaw does not rely on assuming that planning is a teleological activity. The flaw resides on assuming that the government is the sole planner (or... continue reading
Commercializing certain invasive species creates business opportunities while controlling harmful populations, if it respects population biology(1). To exert effective control, harvest efforts must outstrip a population’s reproductive potential... continue reading
Ictogenesis involves a characteristic transition from normal electrophysiological activity in the brain to abnormal hypersynchronization. In epilepsy, the resistance of excitatory neurons to fire is decreased. This may occur due to changes in ion... continue reading
Carnivorous theropod dinosaurs may have had brilliant breast displays that were better shown off with less distracting arm size. At mating time female theropods selected males with smaller arms, for it was in the display that male potency was... continue reading
Recently, The Guardian reported on a case brought by a Peruvian plaintiff against German energy company RWE over fears of effects of climate change... continue reading
It is no secret that the 21st century will pose dramatic challenges to ecosystem stability and biodiversity as a result of human interventions over the last 200 years. What is also very clear is that human societies will be significantly impacted... continue reading
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