Anti-protest law changes Twitter users' behavior, but not network structure, physicists show
'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning
The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University ...
First smartphone app that predicts GPA created
If you're a college student wondering how your study and party habits will affect your GPA, wonder no longer. Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first app that automatically predicts ...
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, ...
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.
Trend-starting Texas drops algebra II mandate
Texas started a trend by making most of its high school students tackle algebra II. But eight years later, the state often watched for education policy is abandoning the requirement.
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.
18th century brewery remains found at Va. college
College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
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.
'Super Wi-Fi' heading for US campuses
So-called "Super Wi-Fi," a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities.
America's cities are increasingly segregated by education, says economist
America's cities are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers increasingly clustering in desirable places that less-educated people cannot afford, according to new Stanford ...
Smartphone app tracks students' class attendance automatically
Do you want to know how often your college student attends class? Missouri University of Science and Technology has an app for that.
Love connection: Researchers develop algorithm for recommending online dating prospects
University of Iowa researchers may have come up with the right matchmaking formula for online dating sites: Pair people according to their past interests and online mating success, rather than who they say they're interested ...
Veterinary researchers use nanoparticles to target cancer treatment in dogs, cats
When Michael and Sandra Friedlander first came to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine three years ago with their dog, Grayton, they learned some bad news: Grayton had nasal adenocarcinoma, ...