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UF/IFAS Study: Few Science Museums Use the Word “Agriculture” to Teach

Walk into a science museum, and you may read the words “paleontology” or “astronomy.” But you’re not likely to find the word “agriculture” in any science museum, even though many exhibits relate to agricultural content or practices. Katie Stofer found this gap when she surveyed 29 science museums in cities of all sizes across the U.S. Stofer hopes to help bridge that gap.

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Education Professors Taking Message of Reform on the Road

Prior to new education standards coming in 2017, two Texas Tech educators are offering advice to teacher education programs in other states on the process of reform.

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Research Reveals Universities Not Yet as International as They Think

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Universities’ internationalisation rankings have limited significance according to new research from the University of Warwick.

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Brookhaven Lab Summer School Helps Develop Tomorrow's Nuclear Chemistry Experts

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For the past six weeks, 12 college students have had the opportunity to learn all that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has to teach about a vital but often overlooked area of chemistry—one that spans everything from nuclear reactors and the safe handling of nuclear material to hospital diagnostic tools and cutting-edge medical research. Sponsored by the DOE and the American Chemical Society, the Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry is now entering its thirtieth year instructing some of the country’s best and brightest undergraduates in all things nuclear science.

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Study May Show a Way to Predict Whether Children with a Genetic Disorder Will Develop Autism or Psychosis

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Findings are the first to shed light on the genetic differences between DiGeorge syndrome patients with autism and those with psychosis.

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The Algorithm of Writing

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University of Delaware researcher Joshua Wilson explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing assessment software.

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"Shakespeare Didn't Bother With Copyright"

Courses in classics, mythology, Greek and Latin are attracting more students, thanks to renewed interest in a classical education and the influence of movies and television borrowing plots from Greek and Roman mythology.

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National University of Singapore and Georgia Institute of Technology Launch New Centre for Next Generation Logistics

The Faculty of Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS Engineering), in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), has launched the Centre for Next Generation Logistics today. The virtual Centre will work closely with government agencies and the industry to perform cutting-edge research in logistics and supply chain systems for translation into innovations and commercialisation to achieve transformative economic and societal impact.

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Medicare Payment Cuts, Schizophrenia Gene, Leukemia Treatment, and More Top Stories 24 July 2015

Other topics include ethnic disparities in pain treatment, colon cancer and IBD, halting Liver cancer, and more...

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