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West Point Cadets Get Research Opportunities

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Purdue Univ. | News | Comments

West Point and West Lafayette have more in common these days. Through a partnership between Purdue Univ. and the U.S. Military Academy, 80 plebes and a dozen yearlings gained an authentic research experience in toxicology, analytical chemistry and chemical engineering.

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Bacteria May Save Bees

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Brigham Young Univ. | Videos | Comments

For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their larvae and leads to hive collapse. It’s called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infected hives to be burned to the ground. Now, an undergraduate has produced a natural way to eliminate the scourge, and it’s working: using tiny killer bugs known as phages to protect baby bees from infection.

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Intervention Prevents High School Dropouts

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Arizona State Univ. | News | Comments

New findings from a team of prevention scientists demonstrate that a family-focused intervention program for middle-school Mexican American children leads to decreased drop-out rates and lower rates of alcohol and illegal drug use.

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Self-regulation in Kindergarten Linked to Later Performance

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Stanford Univ. | News | Comments

Academic success for a first-grader depends in part on both high self-regulation in kindergarten and a low-conflict relationship between student and teacher. Parents can help students improve self-regulation and teachers can learn to provide a better classroom environment for all students.

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University Throws Zombie Run to Keep Students Fit

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Univ. of Leicester | News | Comments

The shambling hordes of the undead will rise from their graves and take to the streets once more at a Univ. of Leicester event encouraging students, staff and alumni to dress up as zombies for a Halloween run.

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Bullying is Still Common Problem

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Clemson Univ. | News | Comments

Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation’s youth, according to a report.

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Steve Wozniak is Adjunct Professor

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Univ. of Technology, Sydney | News | Comments

Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined the Univ. of Technology, Sydney as adjunct professor– the first adjunct appointment he has accepted at any university.

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Personalizing Algebra Makes it Easier to Learn

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Southern Methodist Univ. | News | Comments

Tapping students’ rich algebraic ways of reasoning during out-of-school activities— such as sports, social networking and video games— generates personalized connections that can improve long-term understanding of algebraic ideas.

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System Helps Preserve, Share Data

October 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Purdue Univ. | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a standardized system to solve a recurring problem: experimental data are repeatedly forgotten or even lost because researchers do not have a reliable and convenient way to preserve and share them.

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Hawaiian Lava Merits Evacuation

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by Associated Press, Jennifer Kelleher | News | Comments

Dozens of residents have been told they might have to evacuate as lava from Kilauea heads toward their homes. Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes. That accommodation is being made to provide for a means of closure.

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Women Underrepresented in Economics

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by Univ. Of Southampton | News | Comments

A study has found there are far fewer women studying economics than men, with women accounting for just 27 percent of economics students, despite them making up 57 percent of the undergraduate population in UK universities. The findings suggest less than half as many women as men apply to study economics at the university level.

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Tea, Citrus Linked to Lower Cancer Risk

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by University of East Anglia | News | Comments

Tea and citrus fruits and juices are associated with a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research. Research reveals that women who consume foods containing flavonols and flavanones significantly decrease their risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women.

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Plasma Key to Power Grid Upgrades

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by American Physical Society | News | Comments

A proposed change could contribute to a more advanced and reliable electric grid and help lower utility bills. The switch would consist of a plasma-filled tube that turns current on and off in systems that convert the direct current coming from long-distance power lines to the alternating current.

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Using Premium Gas May Save Fuel, Money

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by MIT, Jennifer Chu | News | Comments

If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the U.S. ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its CO2 emissions by 35 million tons per year, saving up to $6 billion in fuel costs, according to a new analysis. The researchers reasoned that the use of higher-octane fuel could spur manufacturers to design vehicles to run on higher-octane— which could lead to more efficient vehicles.

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CDC, Army, Governors All Disagree on Ebola Policies

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by Associated Press, David Porter, Colleen Barry | News | Comments

The CDC has recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths. The CDC's recommendations mark an effort to create a national standard, one that would protect public health without discouraging people from helping fight its spread overseas.

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