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Too much homework can be counterproductive

Instead of improving educational achievement in countries around the world, increases in homework may actually undercut teaching effectiveness and worsen disparities in student learning, according to two Penn State researchers. Most tea ...

May 31, 2005
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Prominent U.S. Physicists Send Letter to President Bush

Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would ...

Apr 17, 2006
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Start school later in the morning, say sleepy teens

A survey of sleep-deprived teens finds they think that a later start time for school and tests given later in the school day would result in better grades. The survey was presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International ...

May 20, 2007
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No strong link seen between violent video games and aggression

Results from the first long-term study of online videogame playing may be surprising. Contrary to popular opinion and most previous research, the new study found that players' "robust exposure" to a highly violent online gam ...

Aug 11, 2005
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Nokia introduces seven new mobile phones

Easy-to-use menus, stylish designs at the heart of new handsets for WCDMA, GSM and CDMA markets Today, at the Nokia Connection events in Helsinki and Singapore, Nokia introduced seven new handsets under th ...

Jun 13, 2005
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New pill increases dreaming sleep

A new sleeping pill that increases dreaming sleep improves memory capacity, according to the results of new research.

Feb 06, 2006
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The Physics of Santa Claus

Calculations maintain that the laws of physics should prevent Santa Claus from delivering all his gifts and that Santa would burn up in the atmosphere if he tried. The internet magazine, forskning.no, has ...

Dec 23, 2004
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