How do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms?

A team led by Michigan Technological University set out to find what makes STEM integration tick. Their research—published in the International Journal of STEM Education—followed several case studies to observe the impacts ...

Challenging statistics of weather extremes

By integrating previously distinct statistical paradigms into a single modeling scheme, Raphaël Huser from KAUST and Jennifer Wadsworth from Lancaster University in the UK have taken some of the guesswork out of modelling ...

American service industry approaching a 'tipping point'

The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, which creates a growing pay disparity between tipped and nontipped workers. The practice has been branded over the years as classist, ...

Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meanings

If a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. In an article publishing 27 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the Universities ...

Tracking endangered mammals with the leeches that feed on them

A broad survey conducted across southern Asia reinforces the idea that the mammal biodiversity of an area can be determined by looking at the DNA found in leeches' blood meals. The new study, led by researchers at the American ...

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