Physics model finds that SCOTUS ‘Super Court’ votes are non-partisan

The maelstrom surrounding the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was to be expected, when one justice’s vote could change the country’s moral compass for generations. But looking at the high [...]

Animal images used in marketing may skew public perception about their survival risks

Many of the world’s most charismatic animal species – those that attract the largest interest and deepest empathy from the public — are at high risk of extinction in part because many people believe their iconic [...]

Penn Professor refutes groupthink, proving that wisdom of crowds can prevail

Anyone following forecasting polls leading up to the 2016 election likely believed Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Although this opinion was the consensus among most political-opinion leaders and media, something [...]

When students pay attention in class, their brains are in sync

When people in a group are more engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show remarkably similar patterns. That’s the conclusion of researchers who used portable EEG to simultaneously record brain [...]

Helping students learn by sketching

Although sketching exercises can help students learn many subjects, they are woefully underused in classrooms. “Sketches are difficult and time-consuming to grade,” said Northwestern University’s Ken Forbus. “Intelligent tutoring systems, which enable students to receive feedback [...]

Parents Share Concerns with Buying Laptops and Smartphones for Kids This Year, the savings resource for millions of online deal hunters, announced results of its Back to School Tech Survey (*Survata), which revealed 28% of parents plan to purchase student laptops and/or smartphones during back to school [...]

Intrusive Parents May Lead Children to Be Overly Self-critical: NUS Study

Parents may have high expectations of their children’s academic performance and some may demonstrate this by urging the child to achieve good grades, while others may over-react when the child makes mistakes. However, parents should be [...]

Healthy Students are Successful Students

By Victor Abalos For Compton Unified School District With so much emphasis lately on test scores and teaching methods – it’s a good time to remind parents there’s still one strategy for student academic success that [...]

Time to ‘Rewrite History’ of North America? Romans in North America Before Columbus, Report Says

Researchers say a major discovery strongly suggests ancient Roman mariners were in Nova Scotia, Canada in second century AD or earlier — long before Columbus.  Photo Courtesy of Ancient Artifact Preservation Society In an upcoming peer-reviewd [...]

Boston Children’s Hospital teams with Hollywood SFX company to build patient models

Boston Children’s Hospital’s simulator program, SIMPeds, has partnered with the special effects company Fractured FX to create realistic models of patients’ anatomy for surgical and medical training. “This is the nexus of medicine and art, surgery [...]