Study finds that over three-quarters of biology conferences do not have codes of conduct. Half of conferences that do have codes of conduct fail to mention sexual misconduct, and many do not include methods for reporting misconduct and consequences for violators.
The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child's early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement.
As the authors posit, contemporary pedagogical ideas and approaches cannot fully satisfy the existing graduate requirements because of rapid informatization, intellectualization and technological progress.
While serious economic and societal issues continue to swirl around the gender pay gap, new research published in the INFORMS journal Organization Science shows one area where this inequality is starting to disappear -- higher education. Researchers have found that the gender pay gap disappears at more prestigious universities.
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage every year. Researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute and USDA-ARS are examining this relationship at the molecular level, which could lead to new methods for controlling the pests. As described in the May 22 issue of Phytobiomes, the researchers uncovered what may be the first example of cooperation between a plant virus and an insect virus to increase their likelihood to spread.
Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important in research. Yet there are structures in place that make careers in science more difficult for interdisciplinary researchers, according to Ruth Müller, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In this interview, she talks about her study on a research center in Sweden and about how existing hurdles could be overcome and interdisciplinary research could be promoted in more sustainable ways.
Science professors go through years of training to learn about their field, yet they often don't receive any formal education in how to teach students about it. This new study tracks one way that university science departments are working to amend that. Over the course of a decade, the researchers found, the number of education experts in science departments in the country's largest four-year public university system doubled.
A team of scientists from Arizona State University has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic supercomplex. This important discovery is laid out in their paper published today in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. The paper is titled 'The structure of the stress induced photosystem I -- IsiA antenna supercomplex.'
College students in Southern Appalachia are affected by food insecurity at a higher rate than the national average, which can translate into poor academic performance and unhealthy spending habits and coping mechanisms, according to a new study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in Current Developments in Nutrition.
An electronics engineer at the Army's corporate research laboratory successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, while working to safeguard fielded technology for the Soldiers of today and tomorrow.