Education
High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores  PHYS.ORG · 6 minutes
Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published... more
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance  PHYS.ORG · 43 minutes
Who—or what—is to blame for the xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe? A new study from Rice University and... more
High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study. more
Experts identify cities most at risk from global spread of Coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Experts in population mapping at the University of Southampton have identified cities and provinces within mainland China, and cities and countries worldwide, which are at high-risk... more
Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Researchers from Aalto University, the University of São Paulo and the University of British Columbia have found a way to make a new kind... more
How active shooter incidents off campus lead to guns on campus  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
A new study finds that active shooter incidents off campus and politics are key factors that led state legislators to pass laws allowing concealed weapons on... more
KTU students design new belt to monitor the fetus during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A team of students from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) BeltaMom has designed a belt for pregnant women that monitors the condition of the fetus from... more
NICU babies have higher risk of mental health problems in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Children who spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit at birth have a higher risk of mental health issues later, regardless of their... more
New book offers a global and historic understanding of the term 'race'  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Race is not just skin color but is actually a collection of other elements, such as language, access to resources and life experiences, that... more
Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3-D printing  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Researchers at the International Islamic University Malaysia have developed biodegradable food packaging container featuring the skin of the durian fruit that can also be used as 3-D printing filament. more
Studying the geometry of a common skin disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
In a recent study from Hiroshima University, researchers turned to mathematics to predict hive patterns in humans. more
Chemist creates cheap catalysts for the production of vanillin  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has created cheap and effective catalysts for the production of vanillin using spinel nanoparticles with copper oxide nanoparticles. Hydrogen peroxide was used as an oxidizing... more
Chemist creates new catalysts for click reactions  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has created a series of catalysts for click chemistry. These reactions are widely used in the synthesis of biologically active substances, as well as in biological and medical research.... more
Is workplace rudeness on the rise?  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
You don't have to look hard to see uncivil behavior these days, whether in political discourse, in college classrooms or on airplanes. One study found that rudeness is even contagious, like the common cold. more
Increasing tropical land use is disrupting the carbon cycle  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
An international study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows that the rapid increase in land use in the world's tropical areas is affecting the global carbon cycle... more
Artificial intelligence helps experts forecast icebergs  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
This year will see a relatively low number of icebergs drifting into busy shipping regions in the north-west Atlantic, according to a combination of control systems and artificial intelligence forecasting models developed by experts at the... more
Squid brains approach those of dogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
We are closer to understanding the incredible ability of squid to instantly camouflage themselves thanks to research from The University of Queensland. more
Psychedelic drug has enduring antianxiety and antidepressant effects in cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in... more
The long-term effects of wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The recent massive wildfires in Australia have killed more than 30 people and an estimated 1 billion animals, and burned 2,500 homes and millions of acres. And the human toll is expected to rise even after the blazes... more
Chemists propose new reagents for the removal of lead from wastewater  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
RUDN University chemists together with colleagues from other countries have synthesized new compounds that effectively bind lead ions and can be used to remove it from... more
Primary care needs to be improved to help young stroke survivors return to work  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The role of primary care needs to be improved to help young stroke survivors return to work, according to a... more
Study finds unexpected response to estrogen at the single cell level  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that not only do individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to... more
Researchers identify key personality correlates of interpersonal sexual objectification  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Several personality traits related to psychopathy -- especially being openly antagonistic -- predict a tendency to view others as merely sex objects, finds a study by psychologists at Emory University. more
Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Michigan State University and Stanford University scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away—from the inside out—portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. more
Novel nanoparticle eats away portions of plaques that cause heart attacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Michigan State University and Stanford University scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away - from the inside out - portions of plaques that cause heart... more
Discovery could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A cancer researcher at the University of Alberta has made a discovery that could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease. more
NYU study provides better understanding of youth vaping patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
While youth vaping rates have increased in recent years, most middle and high school students don't vape or smoke and very few vape or smoke daily, finds a study led... more
New micro-scale technology holds promise for improved tumor diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumor diagnosis developed by Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, researchers have been able to provide... more
Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers from Aston University and Birmingham Children’s Hospital have developed a new medication regimen that could successfully treat a bacterial infection that could prove fatal to... more
New study debunks myth of Cahokia's Native American lost civilization  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
A University of California, Berkeley, archaeologist has dug up ancient human feces, among other demographic clues, to challenge the narrative around the legendary demise of Cahokia, North America's... more
Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Hormonal changes, different schools, more teachers and changing expectations are just some of the challenges families face when a child enters middle school. Now, researchers from the University... more
Finely tuned nervous systems allowed birds and mammals to adopt smoother strides  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Since the 1900s, neuroscientists have known that the peripheral nervous systems of tetrapods (four-footed animals) vary greatly, but how these differences affect the way... more
Effects of contact between minority and majority groups more complex than once believed  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
For more than 50 years, social scientists and practitioners have suggested that having members of different groups interact with each other can... more
Driven by Earth's orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
In 1961, John Kutzbach, then a recent college graduate, was stationed in France as an aviation weather forecaster for the U.S. Air... more
Genetic marking discovery improves fruit quality, bolsters climate defenses  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists at Cornell University have come up with a powerful new method that improves... more
People who eat high fiber, protein-rich diet more likely to experience bloating  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according... more
Naturally produced protein suppresses breast cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A protein naturally produced in the body has been found to suppress breast cancer metastasis in animal models of human tumors. Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine also found that high levels of... more
AI to help monitor behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Algorithms based on artificial intelligence do better at supporting educational and clinical decision-making, according to a new study. more
How widespread is illegal fishing? Albatrosses may provide the answer  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Using albatrosses fitted with loggers, researchers at the CNRS and La Rochelle Université have made a first estimation of the number of non-declared fishing boats operating without an... more
Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
An interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel in Switzerland has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they... more
AI could help improve educational and clinical decisions  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Could artificial intelligence improve educational and clinical decisions made by your child's teacher, or your mental health professional or even your medical doctor? Yes, indeed, says a study by an UdeM psychoeducator... more
Climate change inflicts catastrophic effects on children’s health  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a "Viewpoint" article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an... more
Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Researchers have found that 94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to negative outcomes for students. Researchers say that reducing the burden of teaching experienced by... more
LSTM to host a high-level symposium ahead of major vaccine conference in London  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
On Thursday 26 March, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine will bring together high-level representatives from organizations like the World Health Organization... more
Discovery of a new liquid-liquid interfacial deformation by partial miscibility  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The international collaborative team of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT, Japan), IIT Ropar (India), Osaka Univ. (Japan) has discovered that "partially miscibility," in which two liquids... more
Kiss and run: How cells sort and recycle their components  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
What can be reused and what can be disposed of? Cells also face this tricky task. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have now discovered... more
Synthesis of bio-based high-performance polyamide from biogenic residues  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A research team from the Fraunhofer Society and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) led by chemist Volker Sieber has developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct... more
Superfast insights into cellular events  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the same way that a single piece of a puzzle fits into the whole, the molecule hypoxanthine binds to a ribonucleic acid (RNA) chain, which then changes its three-dimensional shape within a second and in so doing... more
Topological defects produce exotic mechanics in complex metamaterials  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Metamaterials have properties that depend on their shape and architecture. Researchers at AMOLF, Leiden University and Tel Aviv University have found a new way of designing these metamaterials and their properties by... more
Patterns of thinning of Antarctica's biggest glacier are opposite to previously observed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists from the University of Bristol have been tracking patterns of mass loss... more
Oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton by 2100  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A neural network-driven Earth system model has led University of California, Irvine oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in low-latitude waters by the end of the 21st century. more
Hidden past of Earth's oldest continents unearthed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New international research led by the University of St Andrews presents a novel way to understand the structure and formation of our oldest continents. more
Rewilding could prevent Arctic permafrost thaw and reduce climate change risks  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The wide-scale introduction of large herbivores to the Arctic tundra to restore the "mammoth steppe" grassland ecosystem and mitigate global warming is economically viable, suggests a... more
Mathematician discovers conditions for stabilization of higher-order differential inequalities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A RUDN University mathematician (Russia) and a colleague have determined the conditions for stabilization of differential inequalities that have a high order. This result will allow mathematicians to obtain restrictions... more
Interactive map of mass uprisings around the world shows nonviolence works  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University has launched a new interactive map that catalogs all mass uprisings around the world between 1945-2014. The... more
More attention to idioms helps second-language learners  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Idiomatic expressions like "kick the bucket" or "send someone packing" constitute a special element of a language, and one that is difficult to learn. This is because the meanings of these idioms cannot be... more
Waves of ice inside a droplet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A droplet falling on a surface that is considerably supercooled has been found to freeze in a way never observed before. Instead of the well-known growth of crystals, a colder surface results in moving circular ice... more
A math teacher's plea: Let's keep pi irrational  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Computers have helped mathematical research accelerate in multiple directions and increased the presence of mathematics in everyday life. more
Researchers use chicken poop to dope graphene to make a point  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A trio of researchers, two from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Praha 6, the other the University of Toronto, has demonstrated that chicken feces can... more
If it's below 40 degrees in South Florida, the forecast calls for falling iguanas  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As temperatures were dipping this week, the National Weather Service issued freeze warnings for much of Florida and Georgia, adding... more
Big data at the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international team of scientists, including physicists from the University of Luxembourg, have reported a comprehensive view-point on how machine learning approaches can be used in Nanoscience to analyze and extract new insights from large data sets, and... more
Noscendo and UKB partner to expand DISQVER platform in the field of microbial resistances  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Noscendo GmbH and the University Hospital Bonn today announced the successful signing of a cooperative agreement with the Institute for... more
Taking the Temperature of Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis are taking the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up... more
Dating a Galaxy Crash  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way probably approximately 11.5 billion years ago. A team of researchers including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar... more
Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Astronomers from UCLA’s Galactic Center Orbits Initiative have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from... more
Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as virus spreads  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan is banning most vehicles from downtown, and Hong Kong is closing schools for two weeks as authorities try to stem the spread... more
Hong Kong declares virus emergency, 2-week school closure  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Hong Kong has declared the virus outbreak an emergency and will close primary and secondary schools for two more weeks after the Lunar New Year holiday more
What do Chinese opera masks and spiders have in common? A lot, as it turns out.  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
To better understand how animals like spiders communicate with pattern and color, a University of Cincinnati... more
UMD entomologists recognized by AAAS with 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The American Association for the Advancement of Science awarded its 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize to University of Maryland entomologists Raymond St. Leger, Brian Lovett and their seven West... more
Wiley provides free access to coronavirus-related research articles  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, will provide free access to all articles related to the coronavirus in support of the outbreak relief efforts in China. more
A small region of the brain represents all our emotions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The entire set of our emotions is topographically represented in a small region of the brain, a 3 centimeters area of the cortex, report scientists in a study... more
First glioblastoma patient treated with genetically modified poliovirus at UH  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma, a deadly Grade IV... more
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Jumping genes"—bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another—are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of... more
Coronavirus could turn into a new pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With news that the coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is capable of spreading from human to human, many are concerned about the possibility of a new pandemic, and that is not outside the realm of possibility,... more
A new twist on quantum communication in fiber  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research done at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Huazhang University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, has exciting implications for secure data transfer across optical... more
Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
University of California, Berkeley, scientists have created a blue light-emitting diode (LED) from a trendy new semiconductor material, halide perovskite, overcoming a major barrier to employing these cheap, easy-to-make materials... more
Dance of the honey bee reveals fondness for strawberries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Bees are pollinators of many wild and crop plants, but in many places their diversity and density is declining. A research team from the Universities of Göttingen, Sussex and Würzburg... more
Shaping the social networks of neurons  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The three proteins teneurin, latrophilin and FLRT hold together and bring neighboring neurons into close contact, enabling the formation of synapses and the exchange of information between the cells. In the early phase of brain development,... more
Astrophysicists One Step Closer to Unlocking Mystery of Superluminous Supernovae  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
SN 2006gy, a superluminous supernova discovered in 2006, gained its exceptional brightness when a normal Type... more
A single number aids biomedical data scientists in finding deadly cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses to make RNA is... more
Experts explore efforts to tackle tobacco harm  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The impact of the tobacco display ban on young people's attitudes to smoking has been analysed by University of Stirling experts. more
Family caregivers are largely disconnected from the health care system for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults' care, according to a study... more
Deciphering the sugar code  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the immune system by modifying some of the chitin... more
15,000-year-old viruses found in Tibetan glacier  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found a host of ancient virus groups in ice cores taken from a Tibetan glacier. They have written a paper about... more
Biologist provides framework for national invasive species policy, implementation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A special issue of the journal Biological Invasions, co-edited by University of Rhode Island ecologist Laura Meyerson and University of Tennessee biologist Daniel Simberloff, provides a pathway to strengthening national... more
Schools and media key to cutting financial illiteracy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Japan's government should set up special programs to teach financial literacy in schools and through the media, according to researchers who carried out a detailed study of the causes of low levels... more
The regulators active during iron deficiency  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Iron deficiency is a critical situation for plants, which respond using specific genetic programmes. Biologists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and Michigan State University (MSU) used artificial intelligence methods to examine how to predict regulatory... more
How to help your kids with homework—without doing it for them  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Parents are a child's first and most important teachers. Parent involvement in their child's learning can help improve how well they do in school. However, when... more
Growing global population: Research into food production lacks a holistic perspective  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Meeting one of the great challenges of our time—providing a growing global population with food—requires research with a holistic perspective on food production, people's eating habits,... more
Researchers find ways to improve on soap and water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nanosafety researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have developed a new intervention to fight infectious disease by more effectively disinfecting the air around us, our food,... more
On the way to quantum networks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists at LMU, together with colleagues at Saarland University, have successfully demonstrated the transport of an entangled state between an atom and a photon via an optic fiber over a distance of up to 20 km—thus... more
Would modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
he federal earned income tax credit mitigates the tax burden of low- to moderate-income families by providing a bigger tax refund. University of Illinois... more
Experts call for overhaul of pesticide regulations  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A trio of researchers from Aarhus University, Agroscope, Wädenswil and Vetagro Sup, France, Marcy l'étoile has published a Policy Forum piece in the journal Science calling for an overhaul of the regulatory frameworks that... more
Experimental probe of a complete 3-D photonic band gap  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A crystal with a 3-D photonic band gap is a powerful tool to control light, with applications for new types of solar cells, sensors and miniature lasers. Inside a man-made... more
European fish stocks on the move  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Many European fish populations are on the move due to warming oceans and increasing numbers, according to new research from an international team of scientists led by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea... more
Study provides insight into short-term outcome of status epilepticus patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study published in Seizure gives insight into the short-term outcome of patients treated for status epilepticus in Kuopio University Hospital in Finland. more
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