Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

World’s first full face transplant gives Spaniard a new life

A Spanish man who underwent the world’s first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras on Monday for the first time since his surgery, thanking his doctors and the family of the donor. Read more at NDTV.

Malaria-Proof Mosquito Created

A “malaria-proof” mosquito has been created by scientists who have engineered a genetic “on” switch that permanently activates a malaria-destroying response, according to their report in the journal Public Library of Science Pathogens. Read more at abc News.

Big hips ‘impair’ women’s memory, a study finds

A woman’s body shape may influence how good her memory is, according to US researchers. Read more at BBC or CNN.

Philosophy & Ethics

Professor Dr. Werner Krieglstein (College of DuPage) giving a lecture for his Ethics class.

Perelman rejects award of $1 million prize

A Russian mathematician, Grigori Perelman, rejected a $1 million prize he won for having solved a century-old puzzle. The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) in March awarded its Millennium Prize of $1 million to him for proving the 106-year-old Poincare conjecture, a theorem about the nature of multidimensional space. After taking a three-month timeout he finally […]

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