Month: December 2015

Google Glass 2.0 to launch. 74 articles in PubMed on Glass 1.0, some of them rather curious – have a look

Google Glass 2.0 to launch. 74 articles in PubMed on Glass 1.0, some of them rather curious – have a look

Google Glass 1.0 (the first version available to consumers) was a failure in terms of social acceptance and commercial appeal. Yes, there are more tha ...
Lead Contamination of Tea – how much tea is safe to drink per day?

Lead Contamination of Tea – how much tea is safe to drink per day?

There is a good explanation in the video below, by Dr. Greger:Regarding lead contamination of tea from China, his recommendation is to drink no more t ...
Malaria – NHS video

Malaria – NHS video

NHS Choices: Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains how malaria is treated and what can be done to help prevent ...
Genes are not really our genes. It is we who belong to them for a few decades

Genes are not really our genes. It is we who belong to them for a few decades

From OHCM and Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, 1642: "We all labor against our own cure; for death is the cure of all diseases."Most patients are told l ...
Carbon monoxide – NHSChoices video

Carbon monoxide – NHSChoices video

NHSChoices: Carbon monoxide poisoning kills around 50 people a year in the UK. An expert explains how the gas affects the body, the symptoms it causes ...
Deep Purple are 2016 Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

Deep Purple are 2016 Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

From Rock Hall in Cleveland, Ohio:If there were a “Mount Rushmore Of Hard Rock” it would only have three heads: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep P ...

Backpacks and belonging: What school can mean to immigrant students

by Marilyn Achiron Editor, Education and Skills Directorate How school systems respond to immigration has an enormous impact on the economic and ...
A watershed for Scottish education

A watershed for Scottish education

by David Istance Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsThis is a watershed moment for Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, say som ...
Learning about learning assessments

Learning about learning assessments

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsClaudia CostinSenior Director, Education Global Practice, World Bank How ...
What students don’t want to be when they grow up

What students don’t want to be when they grow up

by Marilyn AchironEditor, Education and Skills DirectorateWho wants to be a teacher? As this month’s PISA in Focus shows, in many countries the teachi ...