A time for a change in the PhD system
A strategy that narrows academic achievement gap by 63 percent
Americans don't like to talk about social class. But new research from Northwestern and Stanford universities suggests that, at least in college and university settings, they should do just that.
Believing the impossible and conspiracy theories
Distrust and paranoia about government has a long history, and the feeling that there is a conspiracy of elites can lead to suspicion for authorities and the claims they make. For some, the attraction of conspiracy theories ...
Short words predict academic success
The smallest, most forgettable words in admissions essays can tell us in advance how students will perform in college, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reveals.
Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds
College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India.
MOOC2Degree program to offer credit for free online college courses
Understanding student weaknesses: Best science teachers can predict their pupils' misconceptions, study says
If you had to explain what causes the change in seasons, could you? Surprisingly, studies have shown that as many as 95 percent of people—including most college graduates—hold the incorrect belief that ...
Most American presidents destined to fade from nation's memory, study suggests
American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, ...
College students likely to disagree with religious teachings that homosexuality is a sin
(Phys.org) -- College students' beliefs about same-sex relationships can be shaped by their church's teachings, but some are willing to oppose their religion's position on the issue, a new University of Michigan study indicated.
Team unveils unique fabric solar house
Students from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany, have been hard at work for nearly two years designing and building their one-of-a-kind ...
Poll reveals majority of young people considering gun ownership
Despite experiencing a post-Columbine world, 60 percent of high school and college students are considering owning a gun in the future, according to a national poll.
Mathematician devises a means for tying impact of teaching quality to pupil's future earnings
Clothing firms 'sexualise' pre-teen girls: study
Some clothing firms in the United States are marketing sexy garments for pre-teen girls, reinforcing a destructive stereotype of female attractiveness, research released on Monday said.
Online students give instructors higher marks if they think instructors are men
A new study shows that college students in online courses give better evaluations to instructors they think are men - even when the instructor is actually a woman.