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Metacognition training boosts gen chem exam scores

It's a lesson in scholastic humility: You waltz into an exam, confident that you've got a good enough grip on the class material to swing an 80 percent or so, maybe a 90 if some of the questions ...

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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The perils of business ethics facing the UK's SME jewellery producers comes under scrutiny

In the long-established Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, highly-skilled micro-businesses create and craft bespoke items using fine gems and precious metals. Often, they will take the source ...

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science

Virtual reality has nothing on nature. Just ask the UC Santa Barbara students who one recent day trekked to a forest before dawn to listen to a chorus of early birds.

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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What the Balkans can teach other states in conflict

The research, undertaken by Professor Neophytos Loizides and Muzaffer Kutlay of the University's School of Politics and International Relations, and Dr Darren Dinsmore, of its Kent Law School, ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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White working-class Americans feel in nation's 'slow lane', new study shows

America's white working-class communities feel they are being kept in the "slow lane" of social mobility while other groups speed past, according to a year-long study by UK and US researchers ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Is youth football past its prime?

High school football participation may have peaked.

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Wealth redistribution, not tax cuts, key to economic growth

President Trump's new tax plan will follow the familiar script of reducing taxes for the rich in the name of job creation. Not only will these trickle-down policies not work—they'll make the ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from Reuters

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Are the policies of promoting bicycle use socially profitable?

A study carried out by the research group Applied Economics & Management, which is based at the University of Seville, has included a Cost-benefit Analysis that estimates that the socio-economic ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Supervisor support critical to employee well-being and workforce readiness

Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to perform their current job well, those without ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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