Archive: 10/18/2010

Better student performance with peer learning

Engineering students with average grades from upper secondary school can manage difficult courses just as well as students with high grades. At least, if a group of them meet an older student once a week during the first ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Social Sciences
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See no shape, touch no shape, hear a shape?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University have discovered that our brains have the ability to determine the shape of an object simply by processing ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Image: Where stars are born

Found among the Small Magellanic Cloud's clusters and nebulae NGC 346 is a star-forming region about 200 light-years across, pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Astronomy
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Why are men more susceptible to alcoholism?

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances, and men are up to twice as likely to develop alcoholism as women. Until now, the underlying biology contributing to this difference in vulnerability has remained unclear.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Medical research
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