Ontario education officials have taken a cooperative and experimental approach to school reform, according to Lynch School of Education Professor Dennis Shirley, who studies educational change movements in the US and around the world.

Telling the time of day by color

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on...

Thumbnail track pad

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.

Professional golfers live a lonely life in the midst of rivalries on a meager income

Many professional golfers live a lonely isolated life in the midst of intense rivalries and on a meagre income, new research shows.

Major advance in artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment

A major advance in artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment -- using sequestered CO2 for green chemistry, including renewable fuel production.A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and...

A camera that powers itself!

A video camera based on a self-powered image sensor can run indefinitely without an external power supply.A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully...

Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers

Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

NYU researchers find diabetes perceptions vary according to risk factors

Recent research published in The Diabetes Educator by Dr. Shiela Strauss, associate professor of nursing and co-director of the Statistics and Data Management Core for NYU's Colleges of Nursing and...

'Pull my finger!' say scientists who solve knuckle-cracking riddle

Researchers prepare a study participant's finger for joint cracking under the watch of an MRI video setup at the Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre, University of Alberta."Pull my finger," a phrase embraced by school-aged kids and embarrassing uncles the world over, is now being used to settle a decades-long debate about what happens when you crack...

Longest mammal migration raises questions about distinct species

Western gray whales are shown.A team of scientists from the United States and Russia has documented the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded -- a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles by a...

How oxytocin makes a mom: Hormone teaches maternal brain to respond to offspring's needs

Neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered how the powerful brain hormone oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to prompt specific social behaviors -- findings that could lead to...

Researchers make key malarial drug-resistence finding

According to the World Health Organization's 2014 World Malaria Report, there are an estimated 198 million cases of malaria worldwide with 3.3 billion people at risk for contracting the infection. Although the impact of malaria is still significant, the statistics...

Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income

Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students.

A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris

An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal, published in Acta Astronautica, combines...

For men, online generosity is a competition

In competitive helping in donations made to online fundraising pages, males respond competitively to donations made by other males, but only when giving to an attractive female fundraiser. Female donors do not compete in this way. These findings suggest a role for sexual selection in explaining conspicuous generosity.If you are looking to raise money online for your favorite cause, listen up. A real-world analysis of human behavior reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April...

Many teens try e-cigs, but few become regular users

E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, while most of those who do so are also...

Video: Octopuses have unique way to control their 'odd' forms

The body plan of octopuses is nothing if not unique, with a sophisticated brain in a soft, bilaterally symmetrical body, encircled by eight radially symmetrical and incredibly flexible arms. Now,...

Beyond the lithium ion -- a significant step toward a better performing battery

This is Jordi Cabana, UIC assistant professor of chemistry.The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery.

discovery changes how scientists examine rarest elements of periodic table

Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt is the Gregory R. Choppin Professor of Chemistry at Florida State.A little-known element called californium is making big waves in how scientists look at the periodic table.

New transitional stem cells discovered

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency cesarean sections early in pregnancies to save the...

Flourishing faster: How to make trees grow bigger and quicker

Poplar trees were modified to grow quicker and faster by Professor Simon Turner at The University of Manchester.Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the...

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil--but lets water through

This mesh, which is covered in a coating invented at The Ohio State University, captures oil (red) while water (blue) passes through.The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for...

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