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Mar. 25, 2015 — A new finding challenges the established dogma that hydrogen exists in the form of a hydroxyl group (i.e., water) in silicate minerals that make up rocks, and is expected to open up new possibilities ... read more

Towards a Scientific Process Freed from Systemic Bias

Jan. 26, 2015 — Research on how science works -- the science of science -- can benefit from studying the digital traces generated during the research process, such as peer-reviewed publications. This type of ... read more

Cancer Therapy Using Specialized Apheresis Holds Great Promise

Dec. 11, 2014 — Apheresis, the simple process of drawing blood, becomes a powerful therapeutic in extracorporeal photopherisis (ECP) according to clinicians and scientists. In the case of ECP, investigators' ... read more

How Much Science Can Be Found in Pop? And How Much Pop Is in Science?

Dec. 10, 2014 — Researchers have examined the occurrence of science in mainstream pop music and asks whether the media of popular culture are suitable for scientific ... read more

Teens' Science Interest Linked With Knowledge, but Only in Wealthier Nations

Oct. 15, 2014 — It seems logical that a student who is interested in science as an academic subject would also know a lot about science, but new findings show that this link depends on the overall wealth of the ... read more

Perceptions of Student Ability, Testing Pressures Hinder Some Science Teachers, Study Shows

Apr. 5, 2014 — Despite a call for the use of a science teaching method called argumentation, teachers in some schools report student abilities and testing pressures restrict the use of this new practice. ... read more

Survey: Americans Struggle With Science; Respect Scientists

Feb. 14, 2014 — While most Americans could be a bit more knowledgeable in the ways of science, a majority are interested in hearing about the latest scientific breakthroughs and think highly of scientists. This is ... read more

Social Science Graduates More Likely to Get Employment Than Science or Arts Graduates

Oct. 28, 2013 — Social science graduates are more likely to be employed after their first degree than graduates in other areas such as science and the arts, and a higher proportion are in managerial and senior ... read more

Status of US Secondary Earth Science Education

Oct. 17, 2013 — A landmark report on the status of Earth Science education in US middle and high schools describes in detail significant gaps between identified priorities and lagging practice. The report offers ... read more

Anatomist Is Fleshing out Dinosaur Heads, Reaching People About Science

Apr. 22, 2013 — Accurately depicting dinosaur anatomy has come a long way since the science fiction films of the ... read more

Apr. 18, 2013 — America's K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, an education scholar argues in ... read more

National Study of Scientist-Educators Reveals Surprises in Training, Funding

Apr. 15, 2013 — The first large-scale study of US science faculty with education specialties concludes that their training and funding vary considerably depending on their college or ... read more

Taking on the Challenges of Replication in Psychological Science

Nov. 8, 2012 — Psychological science has come of age. But the rights of a mature discipline carry with them responsibilities, among them the responsibility to maximize confidence in our findings through good data ... read more

A Little Science Goes a Long Way: Engaging Kids Improves Math, Language Scores

Oct. 18, 2012 — A researcher has found that engaging elementary school students in science for as little as 10 hours a year can lead to improved test scores in math and language ... read more

World Food Day 2012: Food Scientists Working to Find Sustainable Solutions to World Hunger

Oct. 15, 2012 — In honor of World Food Day on October 16, 2012, the Institute of Food Technologists is highlighting the role of food science in environmental sustainability—a key component to solving the ... read more

Gender Bias in Leading Scientific Journals

Aug. 30, 2012 — Fewer women than men are asked to write in the leading scientific journals, new research ... read more

US Students Need New Way of Learning Science

Apr. 5, 2012 — American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science, says a noted group of scientists and ... read more

A New Discipline Emerges: The Psychology of Science

Oct. 20, 2011 — You've heard of the history of science, the philosophy of science, maybe even the sociology of science. But how about the psychology of ... read more

Careers Advice 'Crucial' in Encouraging Greater Science Take-Up

Aug. 23, 2011 — More pupils do physics and chemistry after the age of 16 in schools which provide a more comprehensive range of careers supervision and advice, according to new ... read more

Measuring Science Investments

Feb. 11, 2011 — Measuring the results of scientific research has seen little federal focus until now. Is it possible to create such a system? What would be the inputs, outputs and structure of the system? What ... read more

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