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High-school course on smoking behavior research wins Science magazine prize
By engaging students in the real practice of science, Munn and her colleagues at the University of Washington have been selected to win the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. Their prize-winning course module, Exploring Databases, allows students to compare genetic and environmental influences determining why people smoke.
Contact: Natasha Pinol
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Memory & Cognition
Singing helps students tune into a foreign language, study shows
Singing in a foreign language can significantly improve learning how to speak it, according to a new study.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Big-nosed, long-horned dinosaur discovered in Utah
A remarkable new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. The huge plant-eater inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed when a shallow sea flooded the central region of North America, isolating western and eastern portions for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period. The newly discovered dinosaur, belonging to the same family as the famous Triceratops, was announced today in the British scientific journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Bureau of Land Management, National Science Foundation
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
Study finds clues on how to keep kids engaged with educational games
If you want teams of students to stay engaged while playing educational games, you might want them to switch seats pretty often. That's one finding from a pilot study that evaluated how well middle school students were able to pay attention to game-based learning tasks.
National Science Foundation
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dip, dip, hooray -- Kids eat more veggies with flavored dips
Many parents have a difficult time persuading their preschool-aged children to try vegetables, let alone eat them regularly. Food and nutrition researchers have found that by offering a dip flavored with spices, children were more likely to try vegetables -- including those they had previously rejected.
McCormick Science Institute
Cockatoos 'pick' puzzle box locks
A species of Indonesian parrot can solve complex mechanical problems that involve undoing a series of locks one after another, revealing new depths to physical intelligence in birds.
New American Chemical Society video focuses on ancient secrets of alchemy
The pursuit that obsessed some of the world's greatest geniuses for centuries -- alchemy and its quest for the "Philosopher's Stone" that would transform lead and other base metals into gold -- is the topic of a new episode in the American Chemical Society Bytesize Science video series. The video, from the world's largest scientific society, is at www.BytesizeScience.com.
Babies can read each other's signals
Research shows that babies can understand each others emotional signals at five months of age. This study comes on the heels of research on infants' ability to understand the moods of dogs, monkeys and classical music.
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Bumpy beast was a desert dweller
During the Permian era, animal and plant life were dispersed broadly across Pangea, and a new study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology supports the idea that there was an isolated desert in the middle of Pangea with its own fauna. Roaming this desert was a very distinctive creature known as a pareiasaur. Pareiasaurs were large, herbivorous reptiles that were common across Pangea during the Middle and Late Permian, about 266-252 million years ago.
Personality test finds some mouse lemurs shy, others bold
In the last 10 years the study of animal personality has gained ground with behavioral ecologists. Researchers at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, N.C., have now found distinct personalities in the grey mouse lemur, the tiny, saucer-eyed primate native to the African island of Madagascar.
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