Science Education & Policy
- People Skills Contest
I don’t normally write much about the social sciences, apart from education. But some of the research results in these sciences are strange and interesting, and it seems a shame to do nothing with them. So I’ve devised a little quiz. I’m going to leave it ...
Article - Douglas Blane - Mar 8 2007 - 12:40pm
- How Do People Feel About Nanotechnology?
David Houle touched on this in his Berkeley and Nanotechnology article and now lots of other people are wondering the same thing. Will it be regarded as hazardous materials or tools of big corporate evildoers or as benevolent forces for change in society? ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2007 - 1:48am
- The Penalty Of Having A Twin Sister- Less Sex
Having a twin sister could put male saiga antelopes at a reproductive disadvantage, says new research published today. The study shows that male twins with a sister are born lighter than those with a brother, making them smaller than the optimal size for ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2007 - 1:52am
- New Report: Explosive Growth Changes Salmon Industry
A new report, the first to take a comprehensive look at market competition between wild and farmed salmon, sheds new light on the contentious and complex issues surrounding farmed and wild salmon. The Great Salmon Run: Competition Between Wild and Farmed ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2007 - 2:21am
- Biofuels: An Advisable Strategy?
Biofuels have been an increasingly hot topic on the discussion table in the last few years. In 2003 the European Union introduced a Directive suggesting that Member states should increase the share of biofuels in the energy used for transport to 2% by 200 ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2012 - 12:13am
- Are Baby Boomers In Worse Health Or Complaining More Than Prior Generations?
Americans in their early to mid-50s today report poorer health, more pain and more trouble doing everyday physical tasks than their older peers reported at the same age in years past, a recent analysis has shown. So do baby boomers just complain more than ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2007 - 5:20pm
- Canadian Stroke Victims More Likely To Die On Weekends
Patients admitted to hospitals for ischemic stroke on weekends had a higher risk of dying than patients admitted during the week, in a Canadian study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. A "weekend effect" has been pre ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2007 - 7:43pm
- Genes Commonly Shared Between Species, Studies Show
Two new studies by University of California, Berkeley, scientists highlight the amazing promiscuity of genes, which appear to shuttle frequently between organisms, especially more primitive organisms, and often in packs. Such gene flow, dubbed horizontal ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2007 - 7:49pm
- Better School Buildings Mean Better Student Performance, Says Architect
High performance schools integrate the best in today's design strategies and building technologies. Even better, they make a difference in the way children learn. Research has shown that better buildings produce better student performance, reduce ope ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2007 - 6:40pm
- Empathy Skills Must Be Given A High Priority In Medical Education, Says Jefferson Author
A paradigm shift in medical education is needed, one with more emphasis on training future physicians to enhance their empathy skills and to learn to view patients as persons, not just cases, a medical education specialist at Jefferson Medical College say ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2007 - 7:25pm