Science Education & Policy
- Emergency Contraception Does Not Reduce Pregnancy Rates
Women who have unprotected sexual intercourse or experience contraceptive failure can seek emergency contraception to reduce their chance of unintended pregnancy. Emergency contraception is a safe medication, and to be effective, must be taken within five ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 7:08pm
- Studies You Don't Need To Read: Playgrounds Can Help Fight Childhood Obesity
No kidding? Active kids don't get fat? Anyway, here it is: The study is titled "Weekend Schoolyard Accessibility, Physical Activity, and Obesity: The Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG) Study." The full version is currently availab ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 19 2007 - 12:17pm
- Count Calories, Not Carbs
The first phase of a caloric restriction study in human subjects found evidence that calorie-restricted diets differing substantially in glycemic load can result in comparable long-term weight loss. In other words, calories matter more than carbohydrates. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2007 - 3:05pm
- Comparison Of 4 Diet Plans Shows Better Outcomes For Diet With Lowest Carbohydrate Intake
Premenopausal women who were assigned to follow the Atkins diet for one year lost more weight when compared to women who were assigned to follow the Zone, Ornish and LEARN diets, according to a study in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Overweight and obesity ar ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2007 - 12:06pm
- "Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think" Due April 26th
The ability to eliminate waste and toxins from production processes early on, to create more efficient and flexible solar panels, and to remove contaminants from water, is becoming an exciting reality with nanotechnology. This "green nanotechnology&q ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2007 - 3:39pm
- Edison Predicted Educational Podcasting?
I often find that books on the history of science and technology are fun to read because they give me an opportunity to try to forget what I know about how things turned out and piece together an older worldview. For example, I am currently reading the new ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Apr 22 2007 - 2:56pm
- Clinical Trial Coordinators Should Disclose Financial Conflicts Of Interest
Medical professionals conducting clinical trials should provide more information about financial conflicts of interest before they talk to patients about participating in the trials. That is one of the main conclusions of a new survey by researchers from ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2007 - 9:24pm
- Biodiesel Won't Help Global Warming
EU legislation to promote the uptake of biodiesel will not make any difference to global warming, and could potentially result in greater emissions of greenhouse gases than from conventional petroleum derived diesel. This is the conclusion of a new study ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 12:03am
- The Future Of Nanotechnology
Controlling the properties and behavior of matter at the smallest scale—in effect, "domesticating atoms"—can help to overcome some of the world’s biggest challenges, concludes a new report on how diverse experts view the future of nanotechnology ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 12:48am
- Social Software In Chemical Education Article
The April 23, 2007 Chemistry and Engineering News article on the Social Software in Education symposium at the American Chemical Society spring meeting in Chicago has come out. I gave a talk there on using blogs and wikis to teach organic chemistry. The ar ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Apr 23 2007 - 7:36am