New techniques could help identify students at risk for dropping out of online courses
MOOCs—massive open online courses—grant huge numbers of people access to world-class educational resources, but they also suffer high rates of attrition.
Students' invention offers germ-free door handle
Study: Green space around schools may boost mental abilities
Putting more green space around an elementary school may help students develop some mental abilities, a study suggests.
Buckle up for fast ionic conduction
ETH material engineers found that the performance of ion-conducting ceramic membranes that are so important in industry depends largely on their strain and buckling profiles. For the first time, scientists ...
Largest-ever scientific camera trapping survey reveals 'secret lives of the Serengeti'
The use of camera traps—remote automatic cameras triggered by heat or motion—has revolutionized wildlife ecology and conservation research. But the large number of images generated through the traps creates ...
New study examines undergraduate understanding and misconceptions of climate change
The human brain is a factory—new perceptions and experiences are passed along a mental assembly line, shaped by prior knowledge and molded and connected to form conclusions, which then drive actions. This ...
70 percent of college students stressed about finances
Seven out of 10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances, according to a new national survey.
Long-term survey to follow college students' experiences with faith, diversity
Incoming freshmen at more than 130 colleges and universities are taking surveys about a vital but often overlooked aspect of campus life: how students with different worldviews and religious backgrounds live, learn and work ...
Is Facebook the next frontier for online learning?
Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today's time-strapped classrooms.
Millennials accept working mothers and traditional gender roles more than GenXers
US adults and adolescents are now significantly more accepting of mothers who work fulltime, but a growing minority from younger generations believe that wives should mind the household and husbands should make decisions ...
High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
Students' designs give prosthetics a new look
A project by Kansas State University interior architecture & product design students is giving individuals with prosthetic limbs a chance to add some personality to their prosthetic and show the students ...
Commenters exposed to prejudiced comments more likely to display prejudice themselves
Comment sections on websites continue to be an environment for trolls to spew racist opinions. The impact of these hateful words shouldn't have an impact on how one views the news or others, but that may not be the case. ...
Don't freak if you can't solve a math problem that's gone viral
It's been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been online everywhere, causing consternation and head-scratching and blowing the minds of adults ...