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Video games could dramatically streamline educational research

"Seeking educational curriculum researchers. Humans need not apply."

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Benefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study finds

Even in a hyperconnected world where laptops, phones, tablets and now even wristwatches are tethered to the Internet 24/7, employers are still wary about the performance and social costs imposed ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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New study uncovers factors in students' reporting of weapons at school

As a result of outbreaks of violence in the nation's schools, concerns have grown about school safety and the overall well-being of students.

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists react to Scottish 'no' vote

'No' wins 55% of vote, but promises of more devolved powers for Scotland mean there could still be change for science.

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Nature News

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Smart teens rub off on teammates: Study shows why extra-curricular activities matter

(Phys.org) A new study of high school activities bears this message for incoming high school students: Play what the smart kids play.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Entrepreneurs aren't overconfident gamblers

Leaving one's job to become an entrepreneur is inarguably risky. But it may not be the fear of risk that makes entrepreneurs more determined to succeed. A new study finds entrepreneurs are also ...

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Science Classes Can Be Dazzling, Not Dangerous

A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.Read ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Laboratory Equipment

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Persian Gulf states have new role to play in Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution

The shifting regional geopolitics of the Middle East have created new opportunities for the Persian Gulf states to engage in Arab-Israeli conflict resolution, according to a new paper from Rice ...

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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The rich have more political clout in states, but stricter lobbying rules can narrow gap

State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens' political opinions compared to poor citizens' opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists ...

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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ANALYSIS: Can scientists put a face on basic research?

Former science committee chair urges community to use a more populist approach in selling new report

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Science Now

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