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Giant ‘kraken’ carcass with saucer-sized eyes washes up in South Africa

Giant ‘kraken’ carcass with saucer-sized eyes washes up in South Africa

The huge, slime-covered carcass of a giant squid washed up on the rocky shore of Scarborough Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday (August 16). The beast, which was nearly 14 feet (4.3 meters) long, was the second giant squid to appear on a beach in the area this year, according to the South …

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Mission to publicize science

Mission to publicize science

A humanoid robot called Walker X, developed by Shenzhen-based startup UBTech Robotics, plays Chinese chess at the World Congress on Artificial Intelligence in Shanghai in June 2021. CHINA DAILY China’s science communicators have been encouraged to find more original, creative and better-quality ways to popularize science, using everything from books to video games, drawing inspiration …

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The Girls Get Math program helps middle school girls gain confidence in math and science

The Girls Get Math program helps middle school girls gain confidence in math and science

With an emphasis on experimentation and calculation, Girls Get Math introduces students to math concepts not often included in the traditional high school curriculum. Head of school Katharine Ott, who has run the program since 2014, hopes it can show how studying maths can be exciting and fun to spark girls’ enthusiasm for maths and …

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Scientists devise new methods in their microfluidic technology to produce optimized platforms for tissue and disease modeling — ScienceDaily

Scientists devise new methods in their microfluidic technology to produce optimized platforms for tissue and disease modeling — ScienceDaily

A team of scientists, led by Xiling Shen, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, and Professor at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI), has reached new levels in the development of patient models. They have developed improved methods for the generation of microorganism spheres (MOS) and have shown that these MOS have superior potential for a …

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Who was Piero Angela, Italy’s most respected science journalist

Who was Piero Angela, Italy’s most respected science journalist

Piero Angela, Italian writer and journalist, Milan, Italy, September 11, 2015. (Photo by Leonardo … [+] Cendamo/Getty Images) Getty Images Piero Angela, Italy’s most famous science journalist and TV presenter, died earlier this week, aged 93. A central figure in the country’s broadcasting sector, he was regarded as a knowledgeable, well-rounded science presenter and, more …

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Science editor wants to change the retraction process – Retraction Watch

Science editor wants to change the retraction process – Retraction Watch

Holden Thorpe Following a high-profile recall that followed in-depth investigations by Science News team Holden Thorp, the journal’s editor-in-chief, says it’s time to improve the process of proofreading the scientific record. In an article published today, Thorp, a former university professor, describes the often time-consuming and frustrating process involving journals, universities and government agencies that …

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Scientists hope to revive the Tasmanian tiger from extinction

Scientists hope to revive the Tasmanian tiger from extinction

It’s been nearly 100 years since the Tasmanian tiger went extinct – but the marsupial may live again. Earlier this year, scientists at the University of Melbourne set up a research lab dedicated to developing technologies that could bring the carnivores back marsupial, officially known as the thylacine, that went extinct in the 1930s and …

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