Enhanced math instruction proposed

Researchers say U.S. high school pupils taking vocational classes with enhanced math instruction do better on standardized math tests than other students.

Democracy not good at helping poor people

A group of U.S. political scientists has concluded democracy may not be more beneficial to the poor than other political systems, contrary to prior findings.

Errors in consumer judgments studied

Research shows both experts and novices can make notoriously poor consumer judgments and U.S. scientists say they believe they've determined why that is.

China's fast reactor set for tests in 2010

China's first experimental fast nuclear reactor that can burn up to 70 percent of uranium fuel is expected to start trials in four years.

The Evolution of Our Fungi Relatives

In the latest installment of a major international effort to probe the origins of species, a team of scientists has reconstructed the early evolution of fungi, the biological kingdom now believed to be animals' closest relatives.

Scientists aim to unlock gravitational wave mysteries

Scientists at The Australian National University today joined a consortium of universities launching plans for a new observatory to detect a space phenomenon that has challenged physicists since it was first proposed by Einstein ...

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