Stronger teen graduated driver licensing program show mixed results for involvement in fatal crashes
The use of stronger graduated driver licensing programs for 16- to 19-year old drivers in the U.S. that included restrictions on nighttime driving and allowed passengers were associated with a lower incidence of fatal crashes ...
Student loan default rates jump
The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, the latest indication that rising college tuition costs, low graduation rates and poor job prospects are getting more and more ...
Safe and scientifically sound
In August, federal officials sent a letter to Yale University formally criticizing its safety practices in connection to the accidental death of a student.
Parents, ACLU sue NJ city over Facebook records
(AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the state's biggest city for refusing to release records related to a $100 million gift pledged to its schools by Facebook founder ...
Survey looks at experience of mid-life and older adults returning to graduate education
Americans are remaining in the workforce longer and many are changing or advancing their careers well past age 40.
Scientists seek to increase science literacy
A scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and colleague at Emory University are seeking to persuade the National Science Foundation to reevaluate its decision to cancel a program that has placed 10,000 science graduate ...
Biologists identify new strategy used by bacteria during infection
Purdue University biologists identified a new way in which bacteria hijack healthy cells during infection, which could provide a target for new antibiotics.
Dairy manure goes urban
When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted. Studies have shown that, among other issues, distressed urban soils are often significantly compacted, ...
Cancer death rate gap widens based on education
(AP) -- The gap in cancer death rates between college graduates and those who only went to high school is widening, the American Cancer Society reported Friday.
Want better math teachers? Train them better, says MSU scholar
It's time for the United States to consider establishing higher standards for math teachers if the nation is going to break its "vicious cycle" of mediocrity, a Michigan State University education scholar ...
Cash talks when overbooked hotel guests walk
Cash bonuses can help hotel operators lure back disappointed customers who were displaced during overbooking snags, according to Penn State researchers.
Top ten hot career trends for college graduates
In a graduation season of high unemployment rates, a new trend study from the University of California San Diego Extension reveals some of the hottest career options for college graduates in this recovering economy.
3D proteins -- Getting the big picture
How do you get to know a protein? How about from the inside out? If you ask chemistry professor James Hinton, "It's really important that students be able to touch, feel, see ... embrace--if you like, these ...
College students' use of Kindle DX points to e-reader's role in academia
A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of ...