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Imprint of primordial monster star found

Nature - Xov, 08/21/2014 - 22:33

Chemical signature in relic star brings long-awaited evidence for massive stellar ancestors.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15751

Categorías: Ciencia

Atlantic Ocean key to global-warming pause

Nature - Xov, 08/21/2014 - 22:33

Changing currents could be driving heat into the deep sea.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15755

Categorías: Ciencia

What Argentina’s financial woes mean for science

Nature - Xov, 08/21/2014 - 13:31

The nation's latest default is not as bad as the infamous one of 2001, but it could still affect research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15744

Categorías: Ciencia

Google Classroom opens its doors

openeducationeuropa - Xov, 08/21/2014 - 12:01
Summary: 

Google has announced that Google Classroom, their latest addition Apps for Education, is available for all. Google Classroom is a product designed in collaboration with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organised and improve communication with students.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society
Categorías: Ciencia

Google Classroom opens its doors

openeducationeuropa - Xov, 08/21/2014 - 12:01
Summary: 

Google has announced that Google Classroom, their latest addition Apps for Education, is available for all. Google Classroom is a product designed in collaboration with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organised and improve communication with students.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society
Categorías: Ciencia

Scale up the supply of experimental Ebola drugs

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 22:27

Estimates of the probable impact of the outbreak show that existing stocks of potentially useful medicines are insufficient, says Oliver Brady.

Nature 512 233 doi: 10.1038/512233a

Categorías: Ciencia

Neanderthals: Bone technique redrafts prehistory

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 22:27

Carbon-dating improvements show that Neanderthals disappeared from Europe much earlier than thought.

Nature 512 242 doi: 10.1038/512242a

Categorías: Ciencia

Lakes under the ice: Antarctica’s secret garden

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 22:27

Samples from a lake hidden under 800 metres of ice contain thousands of microbes and hint at vast ecosystems yet to be discovered.

Nature 512 244 doi: 10.1038/512244a

Categorías: Ciencia

Drug saves monkeys from close relative of Ebola

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 22:27

Animals spared from Marburg virus even when treated three days after infection.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15745

Categorías: Ciencia

Seals brought TB to Americas

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 22:27

Bacteria found in ancient Peru remains points to relatively recent origin of the disease and to its spread by sea.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15748

Categorías: Ciencia

Icelandic volcano shakes ominously

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 19:26

Seismic unrest at Bárðarbunga has scientists primed for an eruption.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15747

Categorías: Ciencia

More parents nixing anti-bleeding shots for their newborns

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 19:26

Anti-vax parents are extending their fears into a rejection of all shots — including vitamin K, which can prevent potentially fatal hemorrhaging in infants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15749

Categorías: Ciencia

Seven days: 15–21 August 2014

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 16:26

The week in science: Africa’s Ebola problem continues to worsen, the true cost of scientific misconduct in the United States, and Maryam Mirzakhani is first woman to win a Fields Medal.

Nature 512 236 doi: 10.1038/512236a

Categorías: Ciencia

OER for less used languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture: What are the challenges and how do we tackle them?

openeducationeuropa - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 10:02
Area of interest:  Learning & Society Summary: 

The webinar will address the challenges of the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) for less used languages.

Categorías: Ciencia

OER for less used languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture: What are the challenges and how do we tackle them?

openeducationeuropa - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 10:02
Area of interest:  Learning & Society Summary: 

The webinar will address the challenges of the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) for less used languages.

Categorías: Ciencia

Double threat for Tibet

Nature - Mér, 08/20/2014 - 01:21

Climate change and human development are jeopardizing the plateau’s fragile environment.

Nature 512 240 doi: 10.1038/512240a

Categorías: Ciencia

African elephant numbers collapsing

Nature - Mar, 08/19/2014 - 22:21

Long-awaited study suggests that many of the continent's elephant populations could be wiped out in ten years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15732

Categorías: Ciencia

Dust reveals ancient origin for Saturn's rings

Nature - Mar, 08/19/2014 - 19:20

Data from the Cassini spacecraft suggest rings formed 4.4 billion years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15743

Categorías: Ciencia

NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards

Nature - Mar, 08/19/2014 - 16:19

US agency will assess whether grant reviewers are biased against minority applicants.

Nature 512 243 doi: 10.1038/512243a

Categorías: Ciencia

Congo polio strain can resist vaccine

Nature - Mar, 08/19/2014 - 01:13

Variant was responsible for a deadly outbreak but is stopped by fresh, oral immunization.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15731

Categorías: Ciencia

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