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Believing “math isn’t for everyone” may steer kids away from tackling the challenge. susanrm8

Beliefs about innate talent may dissuade students from STEM

Kids who think being good at mathematics is just a matter of God-given talent are less likely to pursue math-related fields. But research says this kind of belief is misguided.
Speller Dev Jaiswal of Jackson, Mississippi is a second-time National Spelling Bee competitor. He finished fifth in 2015. Shalini Shankar

What does the spelling success of Indian American kids tell us?

This is the eighth year in a row that Indian-American kids have emerged as champions at the National Spelling Bee. What is the 'secret' to their success?
One study found women twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track STEM jobs. White coats image via www.shutterstock.com.

Some good news about hiring women in STEM doesn’t erase sex bias issue

Figuring out points along the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math pipeline where women are doing ok can help focus efforts to improve sex ratios where they can make a difference.
A 1893 self-portrait of the French artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). Wikimedia Commons

How computer science was used to reveal Gauguin’s printmaking techniques

Artist Paul Gauguin is perhaps most famous for his colorful paintings of Tahitian life. But for years, art historians puzzled over his lesser-known prints: how did he form, layer and transfer images from one medium to another?
The National Children’s Study may have been flawed, but it was still a valuable endeavor. Children running via glenda/Shutterstock

Scrapping the National Children’s Study is a mistake

Environmental health research has confirmed that chronic, low-level exposure to toxins in our environment – including our food, air and water – can have a significant impact on our health. We need to expand…
Light of every hue. davidd

Light technologies illuminate global challenges

During these dark winter months, spare a thought for artificial lights. From strings of lights adding holiday cheer to artificial sunlamps alleviating seasonal affective disorder, they brighten our days…
Philip Kotler says the rise of social media is challenging the concept of brand loyalty. Gabriel Chmielewski/Mays Communications

Q&A: Philip Kotler on whether traditional marketing is dead

International marketing expert Philip Kotler is in Melbourne this week telling Australian companies how best to position…
Pills ok during pregnancy? We can’t know if we don’t study them. Medications image via www.shutterstock.com

Pregnant women must be studied too

Imagine being pregnant while having a chronic health condition such as diabetes, hypertension, depression or asthma, or being diagnosed with an illness while pregnant. Amazingly, your doctor may not know…

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