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Article ID: 704933

A minority of countries offer free early childhood education, UCLA researchers report

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Few governments make pre-primary education available on a tuition-free basis for two or more years, according to a new study from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center.

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4-Dec-2018 4:30 PM EST

Education

Article ID: 705167

First-generation student finds ‘home’ at Iowa State, future in kinesiology

Iowa State University

Soccer is a huge part of Alejandro Martinez’s culture and his family, and it was his own soccer injuries at South Tama County High School – as well as words of wisdom from the athletic trainer who helped him recover – that led him to Iowa State University’s kinesiology and health program.

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10-Dec-2018 9:30 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 705153

Harry Potter characters will reveal your personality to psychologists

South Ural State University

July 31st happens to the birthday of Harry Potter and his creator J.K. Rowling. Ahead of the birthday of one of the most famous wizards of modern times Harry Potter and his creator Joanne Rowling on July 31, researchers from South Ural State University

Released:
10-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705136

When scientists push people to their tipping point

Ohio State University

You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. A new study tilted people backwards in a device and asked them at what point they thought they would fall if they weren’t supported. Most people would have fallen long before they thought they would.

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10-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705151

‘Silent Night’ Still Making a Joyful Noise on 200th Birthday

Florida State University

One of the world's most famous Christmas carols, "Silent Night," marks its 200th anniversary on Christmas Eve, 2018. Florida State Musicologist Dr. Sarah Eyerly is available to talk about the song's history and legacy.

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10-Dec-2018 7:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 705146

7 impactful tips to prevent home fires this holiday season

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Enjoy the holiday season while eliminating the possibilities of hazardous home fires.

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7-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705145

Does having autism make you more vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks?

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB study suggests individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not be more prone to cyber phishing attacks compared to those without the disorder.

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7-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705134

We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Rutgers University

Anthropology professor R. Brian Ferguson's new research counters what many scientists and scholars have long believed: that brutal, bloodthirsty behavior is part of our DNA. Ferguson argues, however, that there is no scientific proof that we have an inherent propensity to take up arms and collectively kill.

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7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705106

New media scholar, mathematician named distinguished professors at UW-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Richard Grusin of English and Richard Stockbridge of mathematics are the newest distinguished professors at UWM. Thirty-one distinguished professors now teach, research and mentor students at Wisconsin’s only public urban research university.

Released:
7-Dec-2018 11:50 AM EST

Education


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