Science Education & Policy

Guilt Goes A Long Way: Show Privileged Students They're Not Special To Create Social Justice

"Privileged" has become one of those words thrown at everyone who has been successful; it's generally a bad idea because it tells people nothing they do matters, social classes and wealth are fixed, and that cultural determinism rules it al ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2016 - 11:53am

Consumer Confusion: How Process Labels Are Used To Misinform

In the early days of food labeling and regulations, it was just about mandating honesty. If you go to buy mayonnaise, you shouldn’t have to wonder if it is mayonnaise, the government reasoned, so they passed a law in 1938 requiring honesty about ingredien ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 14 2016 - 1:08pm

Young People After Obamacare: Mental Health Costs Way Up

The reason to force young people to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was because they are an easy profit center. They won't use much in the early years but they will when they are old, when a new generation of young people wil ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2016 - 2:30pm

China Is Beginning To Catch Up To The US In Science And Technology Leadership

In the 1990s, the Clinton administration sharply reduced the number of foreign work visas- the reason was protectionism, the belief that foreign workers were taking American jobs. Things didn't work out as planned. Jobs instead went overseas and sinc ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2016 - 3:11pm

Group Learning Makes Children Better Decision Makers

Children who participate in collaborative group work to learn about significant social issues become better decision-makers than their peers who learn the same curriculum through teacher-led discussions, a new study finds. More than 760 fifth-grade studen ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 25 2016 - 10:01am

Censoring Old Films Or Mark Twain Books: Airbrushing Out Racism Is Just 'Editing The Past'

One progressive effort to wipe out racism today is to insist it's still omnipresent now but eliminate it from the past. So authors like Mark Twain, or even Ian Fleming, are shoved to the side if they examined the culture of their day uncritically. In ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2016 - 4:52pm

Uninsured Texans Say Cost Of Health Insurance Is Still Too High

When you don't have much money, you have to prioritize, and that is a key issue that the wealthy elites who set off on insurance reform forgot to factor in. Massachusetts, which the Federal government claimed was a model for its Affordable Care Act, ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2016 - 5:13pm

Does COPD Truly Exist?

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control recently highlighted a campaign to convince up to 86 million Americans that they have pre-diabetes, a condition that doesn't even exist. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is concerned that health care ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2016 - 7:30am

Half Of Americans Favor Higher Tax Increases To Fund Obama's Cancer 'Moonshot'

Vice President Joe Biden's 'moonshot' initiative to defeat cancer- an outline which will be written by political staffers and delivered a month before the Obama administration leaves office- received support from 50 percent of Americans, ac ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2016 - 6:20pm

Media Fuel Anti-Muslim Stereotypes

With the attacks in Paris and in California recently, all linked to Muslim terrorists, where is the line between being factual about who is committing terrorist acts and fueling anti-Muslim sentiment? Craig Anderson, Distinguished Professor of psychology ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2016 - 10:36am