Science Education & Policy

Firearm Ownership And Suicide Rates

In Japan, where the suicide rate is quite high but guns are banned, they use rope. So it is accurate to state that rope ownership is closely tied to suicide rates in that country. Using that same methodology, it is easy to do the same with guns and suicid ...

Article - News Staff - May 23 2016 - 10:32am

After Losing In Government, Environmental Groups Embrace The Free Market

Environmental groups, who ordinarily love centralized government and social authoritarian mechanisms to block science and progress, have suddenly embraced the free market- well, when the free market is using social authoritarian mechanisms to block science ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 27 2016 - 12:23pm

How To Explain The Gender Gap In Science Exam Performance

Men still outperform women in undergraduate introductory biology tests and humanities scholars are scrambling to blame the tests. And the wealth of families. Anything except the fact that on different tests in different classes at different times, test pe ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2016 - 8:58am

5 Things To Know Before You Leave School

Dear class of 2016, Finishing school can be a daunting experience but you are young, bright and have your future ahead of you — easy for me to say, you might think. I could fill a book with the things I wish I’d known when I left school – how to iron, how ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 20 2016 - 8:45am

Top Scientists Chastise Greenpeace

The Nobel Prize  was established upon the death of scientist and inventor,  Alfred Nobel ...

Blog Post - Stuart Smyth - Jul 27 2016 - 4:36pm

In France, There Is STEM Bias Too- Against Men

French men love French women. So much so that given two equal candidates for a job, one male and one female, they are likely to score a female higher when it comes to being a science educator. Claims of bias are rampant in the United States- women overwhe ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2016 - 4:37pm

ACA Coverage Hikes Prescription Drug Use- But It's Cheaper

People who gained health coverage following the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion sharply increased their use of prescription drugs, while their out-of-pocket spending for medications dropped significantly, accord ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 19 2016 - 7:00am

TSCA Reform Casualties Likely Start with Asbestos

With the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform passed into law, environmental activists are developing lists of chemicals they want banned in short order. Asbestos are near the top of the list, as easy targets. After all, it seems logical to get rid o ...

Blog Post - Angela Logomasini - Sep 25 2016 - 6:57am

Why Science is Worth Studying.

Why Science is Worth Studying. Excerpts from a very good book- Rustic sounds and other studies in literature and natural history by Sir Francis Darwin,  1917 I found this book by Sir Francis Darwin to be both an absorbing and easy read.  Good science comb ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Dec 4 2016 - 7:12pm

School Comparisons Tell Us Little About School Performance

The latest performance tables for secondary and primary schools in England have been released – with parents and educators alike looking to the tables to understand and compare schools in their area. Schools will also be keen to see if they have met a new ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 23 2017 - 7:39am