Science Education & Policy
- Marijuana Became Legal In Washington State, And Became Less Cool To Teens
In Washington state, once retail sales were legalized, marijuana use by 8th and 10th graders actually declined. An obvious argument is that by legalizing it, the black market began to evaporate, and ethical vendors with legal businesses to lose are less li ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2019 - 12:58pm
- Republicans And Democrats Are Equal In Science Knowledge- It's Gender, Education And Ethnicity That Make The Difference
Americans with more formal education fare better on science-related questions, minorities fare worse, and Republicans and Democrats are roughly similar in their overall levels of science knowledge. according to a new study released today by Pew Research Ce ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2019 - 1:24pm
- While The House Pushes Green New Deal Fan Fiction, The Senate Wants To Lower Emissions Using Science
The Green New Deal is the name given to a half-formed quasi-rational publicity stunt formed by the New Guard in the House of Representatives. Deniers for hire like Organic Consumers Association, which are opposed to agriculture (not to mention their endor ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 1 2019 - 3:14pm
- When It Comes To Marijuana, Women Are More Conservative Than Men
Surveys show that on issue after issue, women are more liberal than men, save for one: Men are more likely than women to support the legalization of marijuana. Americans are becoming more supportive of marijuana legalization each year but the gender gap r ...
Article - The Conversation - Apr 16 2019 - 10:11am
- The US Leads The World In Science Output While Israel Tops Per Capita
A new index of scientific output has been released and it finds that the United States continues to dominate in research, bolstered by the private sector accounting for nearly 70 percent of science funding, where most other developed countries instead rely ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 25 2019 - 6:00am
- You Weren't Born That Way- And Being Told You Are May Undermine Education
If you survey educators and students, current or former, many will claim they have a learning style- such as visual, auditory or tactile- that they were born with, and some say it predicts both academic and career success. There is no scientific evidence ...
Article - News Staff - May 30 2019 - 12:13pm
- Psychologists Set Out To Conquer Anti-Science Beliefs About GMOs. Here's What Happened
Though every world science body sees no reason to be concerned about genetic engineering- hundreds of millions of humans and billions of animals have been fine with a gene in one plant that is simply found naturally in another plant, as you'd expect- ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2019 - 8:46am
- With "Regulatory Determinations Based On Risks" President Trump May Be The Pro-Biotech President We Need
With a new executive order, President Trump has done something that the science community has wished would have been done since the 1980s; he has ordered his administration to streamline the federal regulatory process for agricultural biotechnology so that ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 14 2019 - 2:27pm
- US Immigration Policy Damaging Mental Health Of Native-born Kids With Mexican Heritage, Says Survey
A new paper in JAMA Pediatrics correlates US immigration policy to adverse mental health outcomes in kids who are not immigrants at all- but their parents were. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 11:29am
- Math And Science Students Who Also Take Music Do Better On Tests- So Does Everyone Else
Math and science students do better who take music courses score significantly better on exams than their non-musical peers, and so do all students, according to a recent paper. This is a hot topic in education. Some argue that vocational schools should ma ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 11:54am