The future is fungal: why the ‘megascience’ of mycology is on the rise | Science

As a boy, Merlin Sheldrake really loved the autumn. In the garden of his parents’ house – he grew up a few moments from Hampstead Heath, which is where he and I are walking right now, on an overcast summer morning – the leaves would fall from a big chestnut tree, forming gentle drifts into which he liked nothing more than to hurl himself. Wriggling around until he was fully submerged, Sheldrake would lie there, quite content, “buried in the rustle, lost in curious smells”. As he writes in his wondrous new book, Entangled Life, these autumnal piles were both places to hide and worlds to explore.

But as the months passed, they shrank: reaching into them, trying to find out why, he would pull out matter that looked more like soil than leaves. What was going on? Turning to his father for an answer (he is the

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New scheme to help 300 mid-career PMETs enter biomedical science sector over the next year

SINGAPORE: A new professional conversion programme (PCP) has been launched to help mid-career professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) join the biomedical science sector, which is still seeing growth despite the pandemic-induced economic downturn.

The 18-month PCP for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing Professionals and Executives is set to benefit 300 PMETs over the next year, said the Economic Development Board (EDB) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) in a joint press release on Wednesday (Aug 26).

The new scheme will replace the Attach-and-Train programme for biologics manufacturing – which was launched in November 2018 and has helped 185 people enter the sector so far – and go beyond biologics manufacturing to include specialisations in pharmaceuticals manufacturing, and cell and gene therapy.

READ: Why more Singaporeans are making a mid-career switch to a new job

READ: Healthcare sector to offer 7,500 jobs, 1,600 traineeships, attachments and skills training opportunities: MOH

The wider

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Local Jobs and Info for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Careers

Recruiter.com helps professionals find opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers across all specialties and locations.


This diverse group of careers covers all professionals involved in engineering, science, and technology. These careers in general seek to improve quality of life through innovations in technology, health sciences, or information and communications systems. Careers include positions involved in the physical sciences and study of the natural world, as well as roles involved in the design, production, and engineering of man made structures and technologies.

Careers in science, engineering, and technology include a wide variety of positions, all focused on mathematics, science, and research. They include natural scientists of every kind, physicists, research scientists, and other scientific fields. Engineering roles include every type of technical, physical, electrical, or other Engineer and their associated roles. Mathematics careers in their pure form make up a small percentage of this career group, but as a

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Understanding The Science That Makes Photography Possible

As photographers, we often focus on the art of photography. But how well do you know about the science that makes photography possible?

As the old adage goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” To say that photography has been one of the most influential forms of communication in the history of humanity is an understatement. Today, photography is one of the most prevalent art forms found around the world. Throughout modern history, it’s played an important role in our ability to communicate and connect with one another. Photography is arguably one of the most effective means of conveying ideas. It has the ability to distill lots of information into a single frame. A single image can also transport us to far-flung corners of the globe. More images are created today than ever before. Despite the transition from analog to digital, however, the principles that make photography possible remain

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Complete Circuit: How Does a Flashlight Work? | Science project

Circuits, which often use batteries and wires to power useful devices like light bulbs, carry current when they are in a closed circuit, which means that electricity can travel in a loop. Resistance, which is a property of a material, can be found in the batteries, wires, lights, and other devices and is what causes energy to be used up in a system.

How do we build a circuit to create a flashlight? How do different voltages affect the bulb’s brightness?

  • Flashlight that holds 2 size D batteries
  • 1-foot length of insulated (coated) wire
  • Wire stripper
  • Duct tape or electrical tape
  • 2 size D batteries
  • 2 size AA batteries
  • 2 size AAA batteries
  1. Unscrew the top portion of the light bulb, removing the back half that contains the batteries.
  2. Have an adult help your strip 1.5 inches of insulation off both
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Testing the Solubility of Common Liquid Solvents | Science project

Solutions are a special kind of mixture. Solubility is a term used to describe the amount of materials (solids, liquids, or gas) which can be dissolved in a solvent to make a solution. The research aspect of this science fair project is to test the solubility of several common liquid substances.

What are the goals?

Several common liquids, such as water, rubbing alcohol, and club soda, will have solids such as salts, sand, and baking soda added to them to determine which solids dissolve in which liquids at room temperature. Based on the results of this investigation a data table will be prepared and the results potted on a series of graphs. A rule of thumb for solubility in solvents is “like dissolves like.” This means that in general, polar compounds are soluble in polar solvents and non-polar compounds are soluble in non-polar solvents. One practical benefit of the results

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