Archive: 12/3/2013

Art could help create a better 'STEM' student

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have become part of educational vernacular, as colleges, universities and other institutions strive to raise the profile of the areas of study and the number of graduates ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Rocks reveal ocean ridge development

A University of Wyoming husband-and-wife research team was part of a larger group that has made the first significant recovery of layered igneous rocks from the Earth's lowest ocean crust.

dateDec 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Feverfew genes yield anticancer compounds

The tobacco-like plant Nicotiana benthamiana can be used to produce potential anti-cancer drugs. Researchers of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) discovered which genes in the herb feverfew are ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Global fishing threatens endangered sharks

Western Australian researchers are conducting a global initiative to evaluate the importance of sharks for conservation and economic development, in a bid to slow global declines in shark numbers.

dateDec 03, 2013 in Ecology
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Flash X-ray system reveals explosives damage

Far out in the eastern Idaho desert, four men crowd behind a half-buried bunker and wait. James Schondel, a burly man with a thick mustache, leans over what looks like a lunch box with a long white wire attached ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Engineering
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Early childhood educator recommends better toys

When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Unprecedented sky survey maps galactic evolution

The ALHAMBRA project, led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía and in which the University of Valencia has participated, has identified and classified more than half a million galaxies, ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Astronomy
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