For peer learning to be effective, each child should have a specific task or role.
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Small-group learning activities can help students build social skills while enhancing academic achievement. This is particularly important for kids who face bullying or discrimination.
This electromechanical machine, used in the 1890 U.S. census, was the first automated data processing system.
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card – and the birth of an industry.
The omicron variant possesses numerous mutations in the spike protein, the knob-like protrusions (in red) that allow the virus to invade other cells.
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It’s too early to say whether the newly identified omicron variant is going to overtake delta. But particular mutations in the new strain have researchers deeply concerned.
An even mix of proponents and opponents to teaching critical race theory attend a Placentia-Yorba Linda school board meeting in California.
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Critical race theory is often distorted by GOP politicians and pundits to stir up its Trump base. But CRT is needed more, not less, argues one legal scholar, to explain American racial disparities.
People wade through high water to evacuate a flooded home in LaPlace, La., after Hurricane Ida struck.
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The most vulnerable communities are being pushed deeper into poverty with each climate-related disaster. Part of the problem is that government aid helps the wealthiest people most.
Donations channeled through DAFs follow different patterns than for overall charitable giving.
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Little comprehensive research about what the charitable accounts, known as DAFs, are supporting has been conducted until now.
People wait at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa on Nov. 26, 2021, as many nations moved to stop air travel from the country.
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Should countries require COVID-19 vaccination for entry while vaccines remain globally scarce?
Studies show that spending more time on Instagram can lead to lower body satisfaction.
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Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.
Reverse vaccination teaches the immune system to ignore rather than attack self-proteins.
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A recent lab-stage study finds that preexposure to the proteins used to treat conditions like hemophilia A could help train the immune system to tolerate rather than attack therapies.
A Jewish woman lights a candle for the festival of Hanukkah at the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem.
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which in 2021 began on Nov. 28, focuses on the story of the Maccabees. But women are also heroes in stories about that era, including Judith and Hannah.
A record number of Americans are telling their managers, ‘I quit.’
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A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. But before you opt to join them, you should consider the risks and costs.
Water: an increasingly expensive necessity.
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Should the U.S. help low-income households afford water service, as it does with heating and groceries? Chile does. An economist explains how it works there and how it could work here.
Headphone designers have to balance scientific limitations with human preferences.
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There is a lot to consider when buying a new pair of headphones. A professional musician and acoustics researcher explains how the science of sound and quirks of human hearing make for a great listening experience.
Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off.
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Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
The National Rifle Association may soon get a major legal victory.
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America’s love-hate relationship with guns is reaching a new level.
Strong narratives can help sway opinions.
Two film crews comprised of Latino and Black cinematic arts graduate students made short films to counter vaccine fears in both communities.
Forced into the darkness?
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What happens when a Chinese #MeToo moment meets authoritarian legality?
Carson v. Makin comes on the heels of other SCOTUS cases about aid to students in religious schools.
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Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021.
For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been video games.
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Video games are everywhere. So who was the first person to come up with the idea of playing a game on a computer screen?
Mark Zuckerberg’s company says the kids are all right, but the data it presents is only about how the average social media user is doing.
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Research from Meta and some scientists shows no harm from social media, but other research and whistleblower testimony show otherwise. Seemingly contradictory, both can be right.