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Can companies rely on the results of one or two scientific studies to design a new industrial process or launch a new product? In at least one area of...
by Georgia Institute of Technology
9:05am
12.15.2017
Two scientists were found guilty of misconduct in their high-profile paper outlining the dangers of microplastics on fish published in the prestigious journal...
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9:58am
12.11.2017
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Jan Ingenhousz, an 18th century Dutch chemist, biologist and physician, is known for revealing the process of photosynthesis, marking one of the most important...
10:58am
12.8.2017
While the overall number of international students studying in the U.S. has increased, the number of new international students enrolling at U.S. institutions...
10:29am
12.7.2017
People who read on electronic devices may have a difficult time understanding scientific concepts. Study authors suggest that this finding, among others, could...
by Penn State University
2:32pm
12.6.2017
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The team of researchers behind a landmark study on predatory journals has now outlined the first concrete steps that stakeholders can take to combat the...
by The Ottawa Hospital
2:10pm
12.4.2017
The Breakthrough Awards honor scientists deeply embedded in their fields, making discoveries that may have enormous impact on human life. The annual ceremony,...
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10:07am
12.4.2017
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You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a new study has found.
by University of Waterloo
3:14pm
12.1.2017
The first-ever study of Michigan State University's robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and...
by Michigan State University
3:11pm
12.1.2017
‘Tis the season to spread science cheer! With the help of our 5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide, you can treat yourself or your loved ones to a little extra STEM-...
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2:20pm
12.1.2017
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The largest corporations dealing with research and development, from drugs and biotechnology to energy and electronics, are spending less on creating new...
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@SethAugenstein
3:09pm
11.28.2017
Researchers are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes and sharing a set of survey...
by Portland State University
3:00pm
11.20.2017
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For years, scientists have complained that it can take months or even years for a scientific discovery to be published, because of the slowness of peer review...
by PLOS
9:09am
11.20.2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $8.2 million through its Science of Learning program to fund 24 new projects that will advance theoretical...
by National Science Foundation
9:04am
11.17.2017
The study's authors analyzed data for nearly 18,000 companies and found that female-founded start-ups have a harder time gaining investor interest and raising...
by Caltech
2:35pm
11.16.2017
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First-born children tend to choose more prestigious university programs such as medicine or engineering than their later-born siblings, according to new...
by Max Planck Society
9:22am
11.14.2017
Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to...
by Purdue University
9:22am
11.13.2017
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Three Dartmouth College psychology professors whose research involved observations on sex and temptation have been accused of sexual misconduct, according to...
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9:35am
11.10.2017
Successful implementation of preschool to 3rd grade programs yields benefits in increasing school readiness, improving attendance, and strengthening parental...
by University of Minnesota
4:22pm
11.9.2017
Sex and gender affect how people react to drugs or other therapies, but are often overlooked in research. Researchers find that medical research teams that...
by Stanford University
1:46pm
11.8.2017
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Academic publisher Springer Nature said it has blocked access to articles within China to comply with demands from the Chinese government, amid a push by...
by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
2:00pm
11.3.2017
A new web-based system automatically evaluates proposals from far-flung data scientists.
by MIT
9:18am
11.1.2017
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An Oklahoma Congressman picked to be the next NASA Administrator will be under scrutiny at a nomination hearing Wednesday. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) will...
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@SethAugenstein
3:06pm
10.31.2017
About half of the editors of 52 prestigious medical journals received payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in 2014. Only a fraction of...
by University of Toronto
9:36am
10.31.2017
Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on Oct. 30 1207 BC, is mentioned in the...
by University of Cambridge
1:30pm
10.30.2017
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New Mexico’s public education secretary said the state will adopt widely used school science standards in their entirety in response to public outrage over...
by Morgan Lee, Associated Press
2:15pm
10.26.2017
With the increased politicization of science, more and more people continue to be skeptical of research, especially when it comes to hot-button topics such as...
by Michigan State University
10:13am
10.26.2017
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While Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday. The Nobel-winning scientist’s musings,...
by Ian Deitch, Associated Press
8:57am
10.25.2017
The science project became a major emblem of “silly” science: the placement of shrimp on a tiny treadmill. Some laughed, others took it as a call to prioritize...
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10:02am
10.24.2017
Ten middle school children competed to be named America’s Top Young Scientist. The winner was Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado 11-year-old who presented an...
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@SethAugenstein
10:45am
10.23.2017
Students, and people in general, can tend to overestimate their own abilities. But research shows that students who overcome this tendency score better on...
by University of Utah
10:39am
10.23.2017
Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of...
by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
9:22am
10.19.2017
Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research shows there is an...
by University of Oxford
3:01pm
10.16.2017
For decades, immortal cells such as the famous HeLa cells have been contaminating other cell cultures in the lab. As a result, scientific studies about certain...
by Radboud University Nijmegen
8:30am
10.13.2017
Research-funding agencies that require scientists to declare at the proposal stage how their projects will be “transformative” may actually be hindering...
by Oregon State University
8:36am
10.6.2017
A special inquiry concluded that University College London provided some experimental implants to a now-disgraced surgeon, leading to a handful of deaths,...
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@SethAugenstein
3:40pm
10.3.2017
Decades of discoveries into the natural working of circadian rhythms earned three American researchers this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the...
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@SethAugenstein
9:51am
10.2.2017
Previous studies have shown that a lack of resources stifles innovation—that people in the U.S. and around the world who live in resource-scarce environments...
by University of Notre Dame
2:35pm
9.28.2017
Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely...
by Michigan State University
2:01pm
9.26.2017
When kids believe they can succeed in math and reading, it increases their chances later to achieve high test scores in those same subjects, a new study found.
by University of Michigan
9:00am
9.20.2017
There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia...
by Cornell University
8:52am
9.20.2017
Students in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, evolution and...
by Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press
8:57am
9.18.2017
Have you ever wondered why old men have big ears? Or what gender certain cave insects identify with? Or perhaps you have been plagued by the age-old question...
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10:11am
9.15.2017
More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilize practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are...
by Public Library of Science
3:02pm
9.11.2017
A massive investigation shows that contrary to popular belief, a majority of papers in suspected biomedical predatory journals (57 percent) are from high or...
by The Ottawa Hospital
9:33am
9.8.2017
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