Students who participated in a meditation-based Quiet Time program utilizing the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for four months had significant improvements in overall emotional stress symptoms, quality of sleep, and English Language Arts (ELA) academic achievement according to a new randomized controlled trial published last month in Education. This was the first randomized control trial to investigate the effects of TM on standardized academic tests.
- 1440 Foundation, Rudney Family, David Lynch Foundation
Researchers want sexual assault survivors to know that it's normal to feel awful right after the assault, but that many will feel better within three months. They created a timeline for recovery based on meta-analysis.
- NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Every spring, the Daylight Saving Time shift robs people of an hour of sleep - and a new study shows that DNA plays a role in how much the time change affects individuals. People whose genetic profile makes them more likely to be "early birds" can adjust to the time change in a few days. But those who tend to be "night owls" could take more than a week to get back on track.
- Scientific Reports
Scientists at Tohoku University and colleagues in Japan have developed a mathematical model that helps predict the tiny changes in carbon-based materials that could yield interesting properties.
UC Riverside is leading a new, $1.26 million project to bring calculus classes to life for students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.
- California's Learning Lab
Although people in early 2020 were highly cautious about COVID-19, 11 months later the public pushed the envelope on pandemic safety precautions and ignored warnings as time went on, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests.