Archive: 10/19/2006

Enhanced math instruction proposed

Researchers say U.S. high school pupils taking vocational classes with enhanced math instruction do better on standardized math tests than other students.

Oct 19, 2006
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Democracy not good at helping poor people

A group of U.S. political scientists has concluded democracy may not be more beneficial to the poor than other political systems, contrary to prior findings.

Oct 19, 2006
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Errors in consumer judgments studied

Research shows both experts and novices can make notoriously poor consumer judgments and U.S. scientists say they believe they've determined why that is.

Oct 19, 2006
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Researchers Find Food-free Route to Obesity

Can people get fat -- and risk debilitating diabetes -- without overeating? The answer may be yes, according to Timothy Kieffer, a University of British Columbia researcher, who has found that imbalance in the action of a ...

Oct 19, 2006
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The Evolution of Our Fungi Relatives

In the latest installment of a major international effort to probe the origins of species, a team of scientists has reconstructed the early evolution of fungi, the biological kingdom now believed to be animals' ...

Oct 19, 2006
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