Science And Nature

OECD Report Highlights Health Benefits of Adult Learning

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has published a report from the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation which links continued adult learning with reduced risk for neurodegenerative diseases. The report, entitled ‘Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science,’ presents a review of recent developments in neuroscience as applied to the process …

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Richard Feynman Lectures

Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the last century. His official website, Feynman Online, describes him as: “scientist, teacher, raconteur, and musician.  He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb, expanded the understanding of quantum electrodynamics, translated Mayan hieroglyphics, and cut to the heart of the Challenger disaster.  But …

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Has science made religion redundant?

Rev Dr Sir John Polkinghorne, physicist and theologian, comes to Scotland on 28 February to give the second of the James Gregory lectures at St Andrews University, a series studying the theme of science and religion.“Science is essentially asking why things happen and of course it’s been very successful in answering that question, but it’s not …

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