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A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

Multivitamins a waste of money and just create 'very expensive urine'

Vitamins are useful for treating specific deficiencies but most people who use multivitamins just have very expensive urine, the Australian Medical Association president, Michael Gannon, says.<p>Seven out of every 10 Australians take some form of vitamin or supplement but experts have questioned their …

Pharma

'Extremely High Levels' Of Toxic Pollutants Found In Deepest Parts Of World's Oceans

There's literally no escaping mankind's mess.<p>Not even the very deepest, darkest depths of Earth’s oceans can escape mankind’s legacy of toxic pollution.<p>In a shocking discovery highlighting the interconnectedness of our planet, scientists have detected “extremely high levels” of organic chemicals in …

3 solar innovations to watch

Solar costs have already dropped precipitously. But what's next?<p>Late last year, Bloomberg reported on a remarkable turning point: Solar is becoming …

Clean Energy

Researchers Find Link Between Processed Foods and Autoimmune Diseases

In today’s hustle and bustle world, processed foods are commonplace time-savers. But that convenience factor may come with a bigger price tag than …

How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC

Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you don't have to consign it to the junk heap. Instead, install a new operating system and put it back into the rotation.<p>Forget Windows, though: Linux is an open-source (and free) OS that's …

What sort of government is too cowardly to stand up to naked fascism? Ours

Australia's PM Joseph Lyons, meanwhile, was hanging out with his good pal Benito Mussolini and talking him up to the British government.<p>Now, you'd …

Malcolm Turnbull

Sydney hospital involved in gassing mix-up gave babies ineffective hepatitis B vaccines

The western Sydney hospital responsible for the gassing mix-up of two newborns is now at the centre of another mishap, with several babies given an ineffective hepatitis B vaccine.<p>Bankstown-Lidcombe hospital is contacting 282 mothers about the mistake after a fridge that stored routine vaccines was …

Which connected camera is best for your smart home?

9 Powerful Lessons From Confucius That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Confucius was one of the most famous Chinese thinkers and philosophers. He mainly focused on moral issues, social relationships and how to live a …

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

The science-backed way to actually hack your DNA—and slow aging

When it comes to gracefully getting older, most women have a few regular habits they swear by, like drinking collagen-spiked beverages and slathering …

The Reward Chart That Changed Everything In My House

Right when we become fooled into believing that we have mastered a certain tricky stage in our child’s development, a new one smacks us right in the …

Parenting

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Consciousness

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

An Ancient Toy Could Improve Health Care in the Developing World

One of the most important machines in modern medicine can now be made with little more than paper, string, and tape.<p>In 2013, on a visit to a Ugandan clinic, Manu Prakash noticed a small metal machine propping open a door. It was a centrifuge—a device that spins tubes of liquid at extremely high …

Tips to Make Your Home Asthma-Safe (So You Can Breathe Easy)

There are a lot of places in your home where dust, mold and other hidden allergens can get trapped and trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. …

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo: the perfect way to satisfy your wanderlust in 2018

Sensor Can Sniff Out 17 Diseases Using Just Your Breath

Usually, the only thing I can tell from another person’s breath is whether they’re drunk (or the last time they’ve brushed their teeth). But an …

Chemistry

A Centuries-Old Chinese Herbal Medicine Could Help Us to Fight TB

The power of sweet wormwood.<p>An ancient Chinese herbal remedy that became instrumental in fighting malaria could play a major role in treating another …

Immune System

This Mobile Ultrasound Startup Is Reshaping A $6 Billion Healthcare Market

The ultrasound market is currently valued at $6 billion globally.<p>Contrary to popular perception, the use of ultrasounds for women’s health and pregnancy follow-ups represents less than 20% of their overall use for healthcare. For example, a diagnostic ultrasound is routinely used to diagnose a wide …

Medical Technology

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

The 12 key science moments of 2016

Andrea Sella, Sophie Scott, Helen Czerski, Mark Miodownik, Adam Rutherford, Martin Rees, Kevin Fong, Sue Hartley, Georgina Mace, Vaughan Bell, Peter Piot, Tamsin Edwards

Peter Piot