Archive: 4/07/2013

Happy learning

Digital content aimed at preschool-aged children is leading to a contemporary conundrum for parents and early childhood teachers, according to Dr Sumin Zhao.

dateJul 04, 2013 in Social Sciences
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People choose baby names to be fashionable

(Phys.org) —Parents these days name their babies Jacob or Isabella instead of John or Mary for similar reasons that people decades ago bought cars with tailfins instead of Edsels—because they are fashionable, according ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Thriving tundra bushes add fuel to Northern thaw

(Phys.org) —Carbon-gobbling plants are normally allies in the fight to slow climate change, but in the frozen north, the effects of thriving vegetation may actually push temperatures higher. In a series of climate simulations ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Environment
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Building blocks to safer buildings

Precast or ready-made building structures offer a number of advantages when compared to more traditional construction techniques, in terms of time and cost savings. However, the vulnerability of joints and connections between ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Engineering
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