A professor has figured out a dramatically easier and more cost-effective way to do research on science curriculum in the classroom– and it could include playing video games. Called computational modeling, it involves a computer “learning” student behavior and then “thinking” as students would.
A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students, based on an individual’s temperament, helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical thinking skills.
A coalition of U.S. universities has joined forces to convene a national network of investigators whose research focuses on global non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
Thanks to new LEGO-like components, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand.
Recent finds at Willendorf in Austria reveal that modern humans were living in cool steppe-like conditions some 43,500 years ago– and that their presence overlapped with that of Neanderthals for far longer than we thought.
The smell of cut grass in recent years has been identified as the plant’s way of signaling distress, but new research says the aroma also summons beneficial insects to the rescue.
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability— but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report released today.
Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. Microsoft's former chief software architect hopes to orchestrate voice's comeback through Talko, a mobile application being released today for the iPhone. A version for Android phones is expected in a few months.
U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.
Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23— before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far.
If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study. The researchers observed that overweight and obese individuals have higher levels of stress-induced inflammation than those within a healthy weight range.
Scientists have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a “Star of David” molecule, scientists have been trying to create one for over a quarter of a century.
Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring. The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported this week that the ice reached its seasonal minimum on Sept. 17 of 1.94 million square miles.
Dry roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergic reaction than raw peanuts, suggests a study involving mice. The researchers say that specific chemical changes caused by the high temperatures of the dry roasting process are recognized by the body's immune system, “priming” the body to set off an allergic immune response the next time it sees any peanuts.
Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times.