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How Is Augmented Reality Being Used In Education?

Can augmented reality be used for education? What are the cons and pros of it? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Caspar Thykier, CEO and co-founder of Zappar, on Quora: We’ve done a good amount of work …

Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

For more than two decades, Nature and its sister journals have supported pre-publication sharing of manuscripts on preprint servers. Nature’s first editorial on this goes back to 1997 — although, back then, the practice was common only among physicists. By making early research findings accessible quickly and easily, preprints allow researchers …

Should Publishing Journal Articles Be Mandatory for PhD Students?

A University Grants Commission (UGC)-appointed committee has recommended that it should not be mandatory for PhD students to publish journal articles (in addition to writing their dissertation) in order to earn their doctorates, Nature reported. UGC regulations currently require that: Ph.D. scholars must publish at least one (1) research paper in refereed …

Lens on illegal sale of ex-PM Chandra Shekhar’s society

The Haryana Government has ordered probe into the sale of land by the housing society floated by former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar in Gurugram. The Haryana Police’s Economic Offences Wing and Divisional Commissioner and Co-Operative Department have ordered the probe into the illegal sale of five acres of …

Travel: Mermaids in the Maldives

That one sentence “I am bored” is a constant for any parent bringing up an only child. The Easter holidays were coming up, and my daughter Tahira had a month off. I desperately wanted her to come home, but knew it would be a battle which had to …