Science Education & Policy
- Get Nanotechnology, Go Green
Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers wide. More than $30 billion in products incorporatin ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 11:58pm
- The Economic Impact Of Arthritis On The United States
Arthritis cases on the rise, finds comparative national study, underscoring the need for cost-effective care and disability-reduction efforts "Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions exact a large and growing economic toll on the nation as a result ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 11:33pm
- Research Finds That Male Athletes Prefer Female Team Physicians
Many studies in coaching literature have found that male athletes tend to prefer a male coach. Newly released research from the University of Alberta has indicated that male athletes actually prefer a female team physician to attend to their medical issue ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2007 - 12:11am
- Are Boring Science Classes The Reason We Aren't Training Enough American Scientists?
Tom Friedman, in his Friday's NY Times column (subscription required) comments on Walter Isaacson's new biography of Einstein and asks: "If Einstein were alive today and learned science the boring way it is taught in so many U.S. schools, wo ...
Article - Michael White - May 6 2007 - 1:22am
- Advances In Genetics Can Help Kids Learn
Education was becoming a no-brainer, some people at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE) complained. Kurt Fischer and his colleagues looked at the revolution in brain scanning, genetics, and other biological technologies and decided that most teac ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 1:48am
- Solve The Climate Problem By Abandoning Kyoto
“The climate problem can by and large be solved if the eight to ten largest countries in the world can agree on effective climate measures,” says Professor Jon Hovi. One of the themes at a recent climate conference arranged by the research program RENERGI ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 2:05am
- Five Blogs That Make Me Think
Hari Jayaram just listed my blog as one that makes him think. Keeping the meme going, I'll list 5 that have had an impact on me. 1. Beth's Second Life Beth Ritter-Guth has been a huge inspiration for me and she is the main reason I pulled the tr ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Apr 29 2007 - 2:58pm
- Incomplete Metabolism Leaves Pharmaceuticals In Nation's Fresh Water
According to a study in the May/June 2007 issue of the journal Ground Water, pharmaceuticals are being found in septic tanks and, consequentially, ground water due to incomplete human metabolism and excretion into the waste stream or by disposal of unused ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 4:08pm
- 1 In 3 HIV Positive Gay Men Report Unprotected Sex
More than one in three HIV positive gay men say they have unprotected sex, reveals a community survey, published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. And almost one in five HIV negative men said that they do the same, the figures ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 6:28pm
- Ecological Challenges In An Era Of Globalization
In a special issue, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment explores ecology in an era of globalization, looking at the impacts of human migration, production systems, and invasive species on ecosystems and people throughout North, Central, and South Amer ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 6:51pm