News and Analysis
14 mei - Sleep deprivation lowers the achievement of school pupils, international big data research shows. In the US 80 percent of the pupils underachieves due to a lack of sleep. However, sleep is not everything, sleep deprived Finnish students still outperform the well-rested Kazakhs.
7 mei - Figures by the OECD show that the large gender differences in science still exist. Although girls are equally good in science, they less often pursue a career in engineering. Big differences exist, The US and Western-Europe lag far behind Mexico, Chile and Slovenia in the number of patents filed by women.
2 mei - The world’s oldest continuous scientific experiment is about to produce another patient climax. A tendril of a tar-like substance will drop from a glass funnel, something which has only happened eight times since the experiment started in 1927.
1 mei - Scientists on PLoS ONE tried to replicate the ‘priming’ experiments originally described by social psychologist Dijksterhuis. But the replication failed. A new chapter in social psychology's problematic history?