Kerri Ravenscroft

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How Digital Tools Improve Teaching and Learning

Adapted from an article I co-authored, Real-World Ready: Leveraging Digital Tools <br>Digital tools are transforming essential elements of the education …

Not So Fast, Congress

Instead of the plodding turtle he's normally satirized as, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is all cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof about Trade Promotion Authority, better known as Fast Track.<p>He said as Congress convened this month that he wants to fast track Fast Track. He intends to ’git ’er done so …

Free Trade

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

The Regeneration of Organs Can Soon Be Commonplace

“What Nanotronics does, we work with a lab that regenerates the esophagus. This is kind of interesting, because this was by chance, but I had …

Education May Help Insulate The Brain Against Traumatic Injury

A little education goes a long way toward ensuring you'll recover from a serious traumatic brain injury. In fact, people with lots of education are seven times more likely than high school dropouts to have no measurable disability a year later.<p>"It's a very dramatic difference," says Eric Schneider, …

Lab mice fear men but not women, and that's a big problem for science

A new study casts doubt on decades of research<p>The history of science is one chock-full of mice and men. Historically, biological and medical research has largely depended on rodents, which provide scientists with everything from cells and organs to behavioral data. That's why a new study in which …

Entire star cluster thrown out of its galaxy

Galaxy M87 has thrown an entire star cluster toward us at two million miles per hour. The cluster’s fate, scientists say, is to drift through the …

Universe

Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Muscle in New Study

Injections of human stem cells can replace dead heart tissue in monkeys, spurring the growth of muscle patches 10 times larger than ever before. The technique may one day help treat heart failure in humans.<p><b>On any given day, approximately 3000 Americans</b> have their names on a waiting list to receive …