Science Education & Policy

Brazil's Economic Peril Could Increase Avoidable Child Deaths

Tax and spend politicians and their supporters have begun framing austerity in a negative way. Austerity- spending what you make, or even less so you have a reserve- is now regarded as a negative by people that believe taxes and more government lead to gro ...

Article - News Staff - May 23 2018 - 7:00am

Science Of Literacy: Reading To Children Doesn't Teach Them How To Read

A team of psychologists hope to win a battle in the "reading wars," emphasizing the importance of teaching phonics in establishing fundamental reading skills in early childhood.  By synthesizing findings from more than 300 research studies, book ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2018 - 3:04pm

High-Fructose Corn Syrup And Sucrose- Is There A Health Difference?

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is made from corn starch whereas sucrose us usually made from sugarcane or beets. Because starch itself is a simple sugar, a chain of glucose molecules joined together, once it's broken down into individual glucose mol ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 3:17pm

Faulty Cancer Claim Driving Weed Killer Lawsuits

Thousands of lawsuits around the nation claim glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup—causes cancer. These cases are based on pretty much zero evidence, but if trial lawyers can get a jury to accept their false narrative ...

Article - Angela Logomasini - Aug 22 2018 - 3:11pm

More Government Grammar Schools Don't Lead To Better Outcomes For Poor Kids

Over 25 years ago, members of Congress saw statistics showing that U.S. people with college educations made more money, and they declared that college education should be a right. The solution was indicative of government- change student loans to being unl ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2018 - 11:00am

Medicaid Expansion Boosts Employment Among Disabled People

States that have expanded Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act have higher numbers of individuals with disabilities employed that states that did not. Medicaid is a taxpayer-funded program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to l ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2018 - 10:23am

UNESCO Adds 34 Sites To Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) branch of the United Nations has added 24 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, bring the total number to 686. Biosphere reserves are sites hoping to couple conse ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2018 - 7:11am

Congress Pulls Funding For IARC Statistics Organization

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organisation, which is part of the United Nations, but it is really its own agency that shares little in common with WHO. Whereas WHO wants to save lives, IARC has taken to ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2018 - 9:10am

3 Reasons To Worry If There Is A New Pandemic

One hundred years after the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918, global health leadership stands at a crossroads. The United States continues to expand its policy of isolationism at a time when international cooperation in health could not be more important. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 20 2018 - 8:26am

How To Choose Your Restaurant Or Hotel

So you're planning ahead for your next trip to a remote location, and you try to make sense of those TripAdvisor listings. Great tool- there's a bunch of there around, but let's focus on that one here. It allows you to type in your preferenc ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 16 2018 - 3:25pm