For a certain kind of investor, asteroid mining is a path to untold riches. Astronomers have long known that asteroids are rich in otherwise scarce resources such as platinum and water. So an obvious idea is to mine this stuff and return it to Earth — or, in the case of water, to a moon base or Earth-orbiting space station.
Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, said a panel of Alzheimer's disease experts who offered new guidance.
What do you do when you're asked to make a speech or give a presentation? Do you freeze or do you thrive in the spotlight? Most people are afraid of speaking in public because they think having an audience will cause them to ‘mess up,’ but a new study shows that, if anything, knowing that you're being watched enhances performance.
When young people are ‘looked after’ by the state, they can live in a variety of care placements including children’s homes, foster parents or with friends or birth family relatives. These young people are known to be especially vulnerable to poor mental health. Many share too much with people who may do them harm — and too little with carers who are trying to help.
Newspaper articles, TV appearances and radio slots are increasingly important ways for academics to communicate their research to wider audiences. Whether that be the latest health research findings or discoveries from the deepest, darkest parts of the universe.
Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science — a problem that is likely contributing to America’s poor global performance in this crucially important subject.