More schools are plopping students in front of computer screens for ‘personalized learning.’ What are the drawbacks?
Throughout the nation, parents and students are pushing back against personalized learning. An expert on the different ways that students learn explains what's behind all the fuss.
Steve Sierzega receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
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The growing number of cases of measles has many people asking: Am I safe? A vaccine expert provides some answers.
‘Game of Thrones’ has taught audiences to never get too attached to any one character.
The vast majority of stories told in movies, in books and on television conclude with happy endings – and this has real-world political consequences.
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika.
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In January, measles returned to the Pacific Northwest, while Ebola resurged in the Congo. It would take a lot more research for scientists to be able to stop threats like these in their tracks.
Children are among the most vulnerable victims of any natural disaster. Some 645,000 young Puerto Ricans experienced the trauma of Hurricane Maria.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, forever changing the lives of the children who survived. Their stories can help Puerto Rico identify and aid the kids most traumatized by Hurricane Maria.
For many non-Muslims, the fast food carts that line the streets of New York City and San Francisco are their primary point of contact with halal foods.
The halal food sector largely relies on industrially produced meats and produce. But more and more Muslims are using the Quran to interpret halal to mean food that's wholesome and humanely raised.
Vermont has had food labels that indicate food has been ‘partially produced with genetic engineering.’
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Vermonters' views on labels for genetically engineered foods shed light on consumers' views, as the federal government considers mandatory labels.
A file photo from 2013 shows a woman smoking a cigarette.
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Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans annually and costs nearly US$170 billion in health care each year. Is it time we considered financial incentives to help people quit?
Women are making inroads in the solar industry, but still represent only about 25 percent of the U.S. solar work force.
Women are underrepresented in the energy sector at a time of rapid change and demand for new talent. Hiring more women could make energy companies more innovative and speed the shift to clean fuels.
Protesters in California against GM foods and agro-chemicals.
Lawmakers reach a deal on national labeling rules for foods that contain GMOs, but if passed, it won't give consumers what research has shown consumers want.
We need a global target for reducing emissions in agriculture to meet the Paris Agreement. Farmers have an opportunity to help meet the 2 degree C target in the Paris Agreement, but known practices will not be enough.
To meet global climate change targets, agriculture needs an array of innovations and money to get farmers around the world to adopt new practices.
Can social media help students learn?
Researchers got 128 students at a middle school to use Twitter to further their science learning. And what happened? These students learned how to connect science to real life.
La gigantesque centrale solaire d’Ivanpah dans le désert de Mojave (Californie).
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Les États-Unis ont pris le chemin de la transition énergétique. Le prochain président soutiendra-t-il les énergies renouvelables ou tentera-t-il de maintenir la suprématie des combustibles fossiles ?
The Ivanpah Concentrating Solar Electric Generating System, built on public land in California’s Mojave Desert.
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The U.S. energy system is gradually transitioning away from fossil fuels and toward renewables. Will the next president speed up America's shift to renewable energy or step on the brakes?
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It might be that teaching people to reframe their thoughts about winter can help them overcome seasonal affective disorder year after year.
Voting with their feet: many supermarkets already stock goods with GMO labeling, which a House bill would stop.
Statewide survey in Vermont finds GM food labels don't scare consumers or indicate an inferior product. In some cases, labels built trust in the technology.
Conservation action is needed to save the DRC’s forests and slow global climate change.
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Africa needs to step up the protection of its tropical forests.
Friendships could prevent later bullying.
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Developing friendships in classrooms is important for kids. How can teachers help?
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According to a study of Vermont doctors, best practice guidelines for prescribing antipsychotic medication to children are followed only half the time.
A bumble bee foraging for nectar and pollen at a turtlehead plant that produces the compound catalpol, which reduced bee parasite load.
Search for information on ‘self-medication,’ and you’ll likely find descriptions of the myriad ways that we humans use drugs to solve problems. In fact, the consumption of biologically active molecules…