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Will rapprochement mean new research collaborations between Cuba and the U.S.?

On December 17, the White House announced significant changes to the relationship between Cuba and the United States. The announcement has garnered international news coverage, but one aspect ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from

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#AGU14 Stanford researchers use a girl scout troop as guinea pigs for climate 'behavior change'

From the Stanford University press office: AGU talk: Scaling climate change communication for behavior change In a previous randomized controlled trial, Stanford University researchers developed ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Watts Up With That?

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

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Ministers unveil science strategy

The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from BBC News

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Bento boxes and gear for geeks with lunch breaks

Until food replicators become a thing, we'll still be bringing lunches from home. So instead of brown-bagging it, pack a Pokemon or put Eggo in Lego.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from CNET Crave

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Consumer loyalty driven by aesthetics over functionality

When designing a new car, manufacturers might try to attract consumers with more horsepower, increased fuel efficiency or a lower price point. But new research from San Francisco State University ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from

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What MOOCs Teach Us

Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.Three years ago, several of us at Stanford launched the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs. We wanted to make the teaching ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from MIT Technology Review

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Contrasting views of kin selection assessed

In an article to be published in the January issue of BioScience, two philosophers tackle one of the most divisive arguments in modern biology: the value of the theory of "kin selection."

Wed 17 Dec 14 from

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UK releases world's largest university assessment

Government reveals ratings that will guide spending of 2 billion and announces overall science strategy.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Nature News

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To seek common ground on life's big questions, we need science literacy

Science isn't important only to scientists or those who profess an interest in it. Whether you find fascinating every new discovery reported or you stopped taking science in school as soon as ...

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