ESF scientist rediscovers long-lost giant fish from Amazon
(Phys.org) —A professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has put aside nearly a century and a half of conventional wisdom with the rediscovery of a species of giant Amazonian ...
Odds are, seedings don't matter after Sweet 16, professor says
For budding "bracketologists" busily weighing picks for their annual March Madness office pool, a University of Illinois professor has some advice on how to pick winners: In the later rounds of the tournament, ...
New asthma research opposes current drug treatment
Just when the Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering the use of stimulants to treat asthma, a new research study offers further evidence to support a University of Houston professor's theory that an opposite approach ...
Smart teens rub off on teammates: Study shows why extra-curricular activities matter
(Phys.org) —A new study of high school activities bears this message for incoming high school students: Play what the smart kids play.
Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar
A survey by the Department of Education suggests it may matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study—math and science in particular earning recent graduates the most money.
New research shows fishways have not helped fish
Despite modern designs intended to allow migratory fish to pass, hydropower dams on major Northeast U.S. waterways, including the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers, have failed to let economically important ...
New study examines record of football teams after coaching changes
Fire the coach? Not so fast says a new study of elite college football teams.
Do SAT scores help or hurt in decisions about who will do well in college?
Every year, nervous high school juniors and seniors, clutching #2 pencils and armed with hours of test preparation, sit down and take the SAT. At their most basic, these tests focus on verbal, math, and writing ability, and ...
US students crave Google jobs
Google tops the list when it comes to where US business students want to work after graduating, according to a survey released on Monday by brand speciality firm Universum.
Empathy: College students don't have as much as they used to
(PhysOrg.com) -- Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a University of Michigan study shows.
Virtual tutoring program uses videos to aid students of math, science
Leo Shmuylovich knows a lot about how tutoring can take a student from confused to confident. The Washington University graduate student has worked as a tutor for several test preparatory companies over the years, helping ...
Financial barriers to attending college affect academic goals in young students
Most young students do not enjoy homework. However, after being told that good grades will help them get into college and lead to a better life, most students eventually buckle down and start studying. But what if college ...
Structure more effective in high school science classes, study reveals
Self-led, self-structured inquiry may be the best method to train scientists at the college level and beyond, but it's not the ideal way for all high school students to prepare for college science.
Study finds that students benefit from depth, rather than breadth, in high school science courses
A recent study reports that high school students who study fewer science topics, but study them in greater depth, have an advantage in college science classes over their peers who study more topics and spend less time on ...