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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly ... read more

Young Adults Believe Hookah, E-Cigs Are Safer Than Cigarettes

Aug. 24, 2015 — Many college students are making their way back to campus this month, and back to the habits -- good or bad -- that dorm-life promotes. A new study finds that young adults under 25, including high ... read more

Study Documents Extent of Unexpected Sexual Consequences for Young Women Who Drink Alcohol

Aug. 20, 2015 — In-depth interviews of 20 young women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic have documented a variety of unexpected, unintended sexual encounters linked to their alcohol use before ... read more

Educational Expansion Created More Marriages by Same Educational Level, Race

Aug. 19, 2015 — Compulsory schooling laws instituted in the late 1800s and early 1900s caused more people in Northern states to marry people at their same education level and race, possibly contributing to economic ... read more

Behaviors Linked to Adult Crime Differ Between Abused Boys and Girls, Study Finds

Aug. 11, 2015 — Troubling behaviors exhibited by abused children can predict later criminal activity, and those indicators differ between boys and girls, new research shows. Elementary-aged boys who show ... read more

Kindergarten Boys Less Interested in Language Activities, Study Indicates

Aug. 7, 2015 — A Norwegian study of kindergarten children reveals that girls are more interested in language activities than boys. As a result boys may receive less linguistic stimulation and become less prepared ... read more

Public Bicycles as a Healthy Practice

Aug. 5, 2015 — In summer 2010 the company JC Decaux introduced Valenbisi, a public bicycle system with 1,500 units spread over 150 parking spots. The study now being presented was launched back then and lasted for ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Improves Fine Wine Price Prediction

Aug. 4, 2015 — The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach. The method could be used to help fine wine investors make more informed ... read more

Links Between Individual Characteristics, Disability Employment Gap Found

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have explored the characteristics of people with disabilities who have achieved success in the workplace. The employment gap was found to be smaller among women, married people, ... read more

Science Educators Analyze Genetics Content of Next Generation Science Standards

July 29, 2015 — The genetics content of the Next Generation Science Standards -- a recent set of performance-based expectations for elementary, middle, and high school students in science classes -- represents, on ... read more

More Secondary Schools Serve Healthier Lunches

July 28, 2015 — Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition disparities for small schools or those with racially diverse student ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Walk into a science museum, and you may read the words “paleontology” or “astronomy.” But you’re not likely to find the word “agriculture” in any science museum, even though many ... read more

Universities Not Yet as International as They Think, Research Reveals

July 27, 2015 — Universities’ internationalization rankings have limited significance according to new research. This is because the way internationalization is measured only takes into account the quantity of ... read more

Teens With Medical Marijuana Cards Much Likelier to Say They're Addicted, but Few Teens Have Them

July 23, 2015 — Teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally, a new study shows. The study is the first to report on a ... read more

Educational Benefits of Deworming Children Questioned by Re-Analysis of Flagship Study

July 23, 2015 — Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis of data from an influential ... read more

Testing for Malaria Reduces Overprescription by More Than 70 Percent

July 22, 2015 — Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests in registered drug shops in Uganda substantially reduced overdiagnosis of malaria, improving the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to a new ... read more

Schools With Higher Black, Minority Populations Call Cops, Not Docs

July 22, 2015 — Poor schools that have more black and minority students tend to punish students rather than seek medical or psychological interventions for them, according to a sociologist's new ... read more

July 22, 2015 — The greater than three-fold increase in autism diagnoses among students in special education programs in the United States between 2000 and 2010 may be due, in large part, to the reclassification of ... read more

Readiness of America's Biology Teachers Questioned

July 22, 2015 — Data spanning 1987 to 2007 show changing demographics among public high school biology teachers. The workforce has become less experienced and has been destabilized by turnover, and biology teachers ... read more

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