Science Education & Policy

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

What Journalism Professors Teach Students About Their Job Prospects

For those who used to believe that taking on massive student loan debt to pay for increased salaries for university employees that would lead to a high salary, a new reality has set in: the gig economy.  And that counts in journalism too. In the days of Wa ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2019 - 7:54am

New York City: Obamacare Led To A Surge In Unnecessary Ambulance Rides

If something is free, do you use it more? It seems so, in New York City ambulance usage for minor injuries (abrasions, minor burns, muscle sprains) rose by 37 percent after the Affordable Care Act was implemented. An ambulance for a scrape? Yes, nearly 3,0 ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 15 2019 - 12:16pm

Gateway Belief Model: The Consensus On Using The Consensus To Convince People About Science

Does it work to communicate the scientific consensus to the public? If anti-science beliefs about energy, medicine, and agriculture are any indication, sure.  We don't get bans on science in the U.S. the way Europe aggressively denies the consensus pr ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 8 2019 - 3:07pm

Nearly Half Of US States Want To Stop Misleading Food Claims- ACLU Wants To Promote Them

Decades ago, Velveeta had to be labeled “Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product" so that customers could have truth in labeling. It was not "cheese", said the government.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission even even told Kraft they could not ev ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 14 2019 - 11:37am

22 States Sue To Take Away The Federal Government's Decision Making In Tackling Climate Change

The never-enacted Obama Clean Power Plan was scuttled by the Supreme Court in 2016 and its defense later abandoned by the Trump administration. Though it is fashionable to claim that means Republicans hate climate science, the reality is it was an expensiv ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 14 2019 - 12:08pm

Eisenhower Didn't Just Warn Us About The Military-Industrial Complex, He Worried About Government-Controlled Science Too

Since science is both corporate and political in the modern era (the private sector and government each fund about half of basic research in the U.S.), if you defend science you are implicitly defending corporations and engaging in politics. Whether you t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 28 2019 - 11:50am

My Comment To EPA Recommending Tyrone Hayes Not Be Admitted To The FIFRA SAP

Comments opened on the recent EPA nominations to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), since three member terms will expire during the next year. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 9 2019 - 10:48am

The Contentious House Hearing On Vaping

Opposing views on e-cigarettes, witnesses interrupting members of Congress and even a wink. A hearing Tuesday on the epidemic of respiratory injuries linked to vaping was one unusual show. Since the spring, hundreds of reports have surfaced about severe l ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2019 - 7:00am

Agrobacterium: The Obama Adminiistrarion Did One Good Thing For Biotech That Trump Should Keep

President Donald Trump spent a great deal of his early days in the White House rolling back decisions made by his predecessor. That is the usual political stuff; President Barack Obama also did it to President George W. Bush. But there is one science polic ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 30 2019 - 11:19am