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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

Dangerous School Commutes Lead to Student Absenteeism

Feb. 13, 2019 — The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, researchers have ... read more

Stress-Free Training May Enhance Surgical Skill

Feb. 11, 2019 — It may be easier to learn surgical skills when a student feels less pressure and approaches surgery as a hobby, report ... read more

Does the Presence of Colleges and Hospitals Increase Home Prices?

Feb. 8, 2019 — Whether the presence of a college or hospital increases a home's value has to do with the institution's size and the ZIP code's population, says a new study by computer scientists. ... read more

Effects of Teenage Motherhood May Last Multiple Generations

Feb. 6, 2019 — The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers, according to a new ... read more

'Doing Science,' Rather Than 'Being Scientists,' More Encouraging to Girls

Feb. 6, 2019 — Asking young girls to 'do science' leads them to show greater persistence in science activities than does asking them to 'be scientists,' finds a new psychology ... read more

The Vibrating Universe: Making Astronomy Accessible to the Deaf

Feb. 5, 2019 — Astronomers designed an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. The workshop utilized a sound stage that ... read more

Time Parents Spend With Children Key to Academic Success

Feb. 4, 2019 — The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. Researchers analyzed data on children in Israel ... read more

No Sweat? That's an Issue for Home-Schooled Children

Feb. 1, 2019 — Children schooled at home may not get enough exercise even if they participate in organized sports and physical activities, according to new ... read more

Exercise May Improve Thinking Skills in People as Young as 20

Jan. 30, 2019 — Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well, according to a new study. The study also found ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a 'fear lab' in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of Health has been supporting for two ... read more

Babies Who Hear Two Languages at Home Develop Advantages in Attention

Jan. 30, 2019 — In the study, infants who are exposed to more than one language show better attentional control than infants who are exposed to only one language. This means that exposure to bilingual environments ... read more

Giving High School Students the Tools to Question Classic Literature

Jan. 29, 2019 — Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class. Assigning these texts without questioning issues of race or gender may exclude students and make them ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office. A new study by information systems professors found ... read more

Jan. 28, 2019 — A new study shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online ... read more

Train the Brain to Form Good Habits Through Repetition

Jan. 28, 2019 — You can hack your brain to form good habits -- like going to the gym and eating healthily -- simply by repeating actions until they ... read more

New University Ranking System Includes the Cultural Perspective

Jan. 28, 2019 — A new study proposes a new way of ranking universities, using a more balanced cultural view and based on 24 international editions of ... read more

How Do Children Draw Themselves? It Depends Who's Looking

Jan. 24, 2019 — It's the archetypal child's drawing -- family, pet, maybe a house and garden, and the child themselves. Yet how do children represent themselves in their drawings, and does this ... read more

White Math Teachers Treat Students Differently in Predominantly Black Schools

Jan. 24, 2019 — White math teachers in predominantly black middle schools are more likely to respond negatively to students' behavioral or academic issues - and this may have long-term negative consequences for ... read more

Children Shape Their Learning Environment

Jan. 24, 2019 — Researchers are exploring how parents and children influence each other when they interact, and the longer term impact this has on language ... read more

Natural Disaster Affects Children's Schooling Years Later

Jan. 24, 2019 — A new study looked at changes in children's academic performance after major bushfires in Australia. The study concluded that children in regions affected significantly by bushfires demonstrated ... read more

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