STEM

What does hailing a ride with Uber have to do with 19th-century geometry and Einstein’s theory of relativity? Quite a bit, it turns out.
by Benjamin F. Jones, Mohammad Ahmadpoor, Northwestern University
9:35am
8.11.2017
Excitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, a new study has found. This infectious trend can also...
by Florida International University
9:30am
8.10.2017
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Greater access to higher education could have reversed the result of the 2016 EU referendum, according to new research from the University of Leicester.
by University of Leicester
10:40am
8.7.2017
Explore! Interactive, a Purdue-related startup, is developing a platform that uses augmented reality to help K-12 students more effectively learn science,...
by Purdue University
10:48am
8.4.2017
A Chinese agency took official action in response to widespread peer review fraud of cancer studies caught earlier this year. But while the Ministry of Science...
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2:45pm
8.2.2017
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Academic journals are increasingly asking authors to use transparent reporting practices to “trust, but verify” that outcomes are not being reported in a...
by University of Washington
2:16pm
7.31.2017
Aspiring scientists are curious – and not just about what’s in the beaker or in the reams of data. At the outset of promising careers, the laboratories and...
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2:52pm
7.28.2017
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Though scientists know children with strong spatial thinking skills have an edge in STEM, and that those skills are teachable, no one has formally infused them...
by Johns Hopkins University
1:00pm
7.19.2017
While the primary selling point for a New York state economic development program is the financial benefit, the CEO of one of the more than 200 businesses that...
by Erin O’Neill, Contributing Science Writer
8:38am
7.18.2017
Two researchers from Vanderbilt University had to retract a 2016 paper published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism after...
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1:14pm
7.17.2017
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Two top scientists are suing their employer, the Salk Institute, alleging that they and other women have suffered long-term gender discrimination at the...
by Associated Press/San Diego Union-Tribune
9:16am
7.17.2017
Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July...
by Stanford University
9:10am
7.17.2017
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Want to boost collaboration among researchers? Even in an age of easy virtual communication, physical proximity increases collaborative activity among academic...
by MIT
1:48pm
7.10.2017
The Swedish countess who discovered the culinary adaptability of potatoes – and thereby revolutionized agriculture in Northern Europe – was born 293 years ago...
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10:04am
7.10.2017
When Congress needs an answer to a complex question, they often turn to an agency known as the Congressional Research Service to do some digging. But the...
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9:44am
7.5.2017
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The American Chemical Society has sued a Kazakhstan-based science piracy website for making its subscription-only, copyrighted materials available in open...
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9:48am
6.28.2017
Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you’re getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in...
by University of Illinois
1:58pm
6.21.2017
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From pre-surgery brain scans to genomic-enhanced diagnosis, high-performance computing is beginning to transform the practice of medicine.
by Jan Rowell
8:00am
6.21.2017
While it's true that artificial intelligence and computer-based algorithms are making their way into both the lab and clinical practice, the adoption of these...
by Ralf Huss, Chief Medical Officer, Definiens
8:00am
6.20.2017
The U.S. still leads the world in biomedical research, but its dominance is being lost to gains by emerging industries such as China, according to a new study...
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2:44pm
6.15.2017
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A group of UK scientists has demonstrated how aggregating image data from laboratories all around the world has the potential to revolutionize scientific...
by University of Bristol
9:51am
6.13.2017
Fraud, errors, and falsified data winds its way into the smallest niche publications, as well the most prestigious journals with the greatest impact factors....
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10:03am
6.7.2017
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Over the last decade, many drugs that have been pulled from the market due to toxicity were withdrawn because they affected women more than men. It turns out,...
by Tulane University
9:18am
6.7.2017
The Chemical Safety Board has investigated about 130 chemical-related industrial accidents over two decades. Like many science-related federal funding items,...
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3:33pm
5.24.2017
Evolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a new study has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve...
by PLOS
2:42pm
5.24.2017
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Many college students struggle with rigorous introductory science courses because their approach to learning fails to provide a working knowledge of abstract...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9:12am
5.16.2017
The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science...
by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
9:24am
5.9.2017
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A soda company sponsoring nutrition research. An oil conglomerate helping fund a climate-related research meeting. Does the public care who’s paying for...
by John Besley, Aaron M. McCright, Joseph D. Martin, Kevin Elliot, Nagwan Zahry
9:51am
5.8.2017
A paper published last June in Science that highlighted the dangers of microplastics on fish health has been retracted. An investigation by Sweden’s Central...
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1:10pm
5.5.2017
Stephen Hawking is one of the most influential minds of the 20th and 21st centuries. But besides theoretical physics, he also knows how to grab a headline....
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9:57am
5.4.2017
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