Science & Education

Fundamental and applied research continues to receive huge funding today, remaining a major driver of progress. In this section we write about cutting-edge scientific achievements (including independent ones) and educational opportunities available to forward-looking people. Who does what and where, what grants are awarded and who gets them, what to expect from the discoveries at the interface of various scientific disciplines and where one can learn things that are going to spread a year, five or ten years from now. You will find all about it here.

Get your dream job: how do you get a job at NASA?

Get your dream job: how do you get a job at NASA?

Who has never dreamed about flying into space at least once?
Smart beyond their years: India's most talented young scientists

Smart beyond their years: India's most talented young scientists

Today we will tell you about six of the most remarkable individuals in India who are making the lives of people around them much better and happier.

Scientific evidence reveals that there are no intellectual differences between men and women

According to a UN report, in 2021, twenty-two nations worldwide do have women leaders. Now, there are more women leaders than ever in history but remember, there are more than 190 states worldwide.

Where did the zodiac signs originate? What are horoscopes based on nowadays? What do scientists think about it? #hightecher_explains

Do you think horoscopes are anti-scientific predictions or quite real and valid ways of knowing what will happen to you in the near future?  Take your time to answer - we have a lot to say about astrology, the zodiac signs and scientists' attitudes towards them.

When will we colonise Mars? Scientists' predictions and their scientific rationale. #hightecher_explains

Elon Musk plans to transport about a million people to Mars by 2050 and set up a full-fledged colony on the planet. 

Lucid dreams: the games and mysteries of our subconscious mind

Have you ever had a dream where you have discovered that you can control and make it exactly how you want it because you understand it is not real?

An international team of scientists has discovered a double black hole

An international team of scientists has gained new evidence that a double black hole exists in galaxy OJ 287.

Is China the most technologically advanced country in the world?

In 2014, the Harvard Business Review published an article in which researchers decided that China's policies prevent innovation.

Oleic acid - a natural source to keep the brain youthful

As we age, many people experience problems such as memory impairment, depression, or Alzheimer's disease, which completely degrades the brain's cognitive functions.

Where does self-confidence come from? An experiment that involved pilots and watching videos

Have you noticed that some people are incredibly (and sometimes even ridiculously) self-confident?

A new self-healing ceramic alloy

Scientists from the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science at the Siberian department of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed an innovative ceramic composite that can self-heal their defects or damage.

The latest UV radiation makes the air as safe as the air found outside in nature

New ultraviolet radiation called  Far-UVC Light has been invented at Columbia University Medical Centre. It kills more than 98% of airborne germs in just 5 minutes.

Huge goldfish are threatening Canada's ecosystem

This news may sound like an April Fool joke. However, it is extremely serious because of biological invasions (the uncontrolled spread of animals or plants outside of their native habitat), often leading to the extinction of an entire species and the destruction of an ecosystem.
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