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Aha! Study Examines People as They Are Struck by Sudden Insight

Everybody loves those rare “aha moments” where you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you. But until now, researchers had not had a good way to study how people actually...
17-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When It Comes to Reading, Kindergarten Is the New First Grade

A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in general, children are better readers at a...
13-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Struggling with Different Work Identities? Your Work May Suffer

Few people are just one person at work. You may be both a manager and an employee. Or you may be a salesperson who represents two very different brands. Now a new study suggests that how you juggle those different work identities may affect your...
12-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Notice What Adults Miss, Study Finds

Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children’s limitations can sometimes be their strength. In two studies, researchers found that adults were very good at remembering information they were told to...
10-Apr-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

As Kids’ Weight Climbs, Power of Healthy Fat Supplements Drops

Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming “good” fats, new research suggests. The study highlights the need for weight-appropriate dosing of supplements and medications.
3-Apr-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Has Music Streaming Killed the Instrumental Intro?

Remember those drawn-out, dramatic intros into the pop power ballads of the 80s? They’re all but gone in today’s chart toppers, according to new research, and listeners’ short attention spans may be to blame.
4-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rock Exposed in World War I Trenches Offers New Fossil Find


An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world’s oceans.
3-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds One Secret to Successful Schools That Costs Nothing

Most factors that help make schools successful cost lots of money - think teachers, technology and textbooks.But a new study suggests one factor that doesn’t need any cash to implement can play an important role in helping students succeed at even...
3-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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