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Impactful science teaching requires minimum five hours instruction weekly

Teachers with at least five hours allotted for weekly science instruction are more likely to implement hands-on, inquiry-oriented teaching -- a 21st century approach to science teaching lauded by science and education experts -- in their classrooms.
3-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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U.S. Seafood Industry Flounders Due to COVID-19

The pandemic is putting a hurt on the seafood industry, finds the largest study of COVID on U.S. fisheries, which suggests that American fishmongers may flounder - or go belly up - without more government aid. -Monthly fresh seafood exports...
17-Nov-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Model Offers Decision-Making Pathways for Safe School Opening

Can schools safely remain open or reopen during periods of significant community spread of COVID-19? According to predictions from a model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the school setting, yes – if appropriate precautions are followed both in...
20-Nov-2020 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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After Election: Making the Endangered Species Act More Effective

Following the presidential election, a leading group of scientists are making the case that a "rule reversal" will not be sufficient to allow the Endangered Species Act to do its job of protecting species. Instead, they're calling for deeper...
3-Nov-2020 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Serology Study Provides Critical Insight into COVID-19 Immune Response

New research in Clinical and Translational Immunology, provides a clearer picture of the protective antibodies induced by SARS-CoV-2 and their role in serious illness and what’s needed for full protection.
12-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New COVID-19 Test Doesn’t Use Scarce Reagents, Catches All But the Least Infectious

Scientists at the Univ. of Vermont and Univ. of Washington have developed an accurate COVID-19 test that doesn’t use scarce reagents, paving the way for widespread testing in developing countries and industrialized nations like the United States,...
2-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Europe’s Old-Growth Forests at Risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe—and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of...
16-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Without Right Messaging, Masks Could Lead to More COVID-19 Spread

A novel study showed that people who wear face coverings tend to have more contacts with others, putting them at risk of contracting COVID-19. Masking directives should accompanied by forceful messaging stressing the importance of social distancing.
9-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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