Elke Broothaers

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Swedish scientists decry government links to anti-GMO ‘vandals’

<i>Posted on behalf of Marta Paterlini.</i><p>A group of Swedish scientists challenged their government in an open letter on 22 October in which they alleged …

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe

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A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

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Hacking our senses to boost learning power

Some schools are pumping music, noises and fragrances into the classroom to see if it improves exam results – could it work?<p>What did your school smell like? Was it noisy or peaceful?<p>It might not seem important, but a growing body of research suggests that smells and sounds can have an impact on …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

MakerBot partners with Donors Choose to bring 3D printing to the clasroom

3D printing and education have been courting for quite a while. From how-to maker books for kids to installing “Maker Labs” into public libraries, …