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Preschoolers Can Reflect On What They Dont Know

Preschoolers Can Reflect On What They Don't Know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are...

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Natural-Terrain Schoolyards Reduce Childrens Stress Says

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children's stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

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Sustained investment in 'peer instruction' leads to wide-scale use of innovative teaching practice in undergraduate physics education and a Minerva Prize for NSF-funded physicist Eric Mazur.

Robot Learns To Play Angry Birds By Watching Kids First

Robots programmed to execute a certain amount of tasks only have a limited usefulness; however a robot that is able to learn can expand its usefulness and better adapt to its surroundings. In pursuit of a more flexible robot, engineers at Georgia Tech have developed a small humanoid robot that can learn how to play Angry Birds.

Could Joining A Gym Help College Students Raise Their GPA

College students looking to improve their grades might be better served putting down the textbooks and getting a little exercise, researchers from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology claim in a new study.

Sea Turtle Once Facing Blindness Now Ready to Return to the

A 182-pound loggerhead sea turtle treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program for more than thirteen months has fully recovered and is ready to return to the deep blue sea.

High School Students Being Recruited By Silicon Valley Firms

Silicon Valley tech giants are rolling out the red carpet to high school interns in an attempt to get a jump on young talent.

STEM Education Initiative Website Launched By AAU

The Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of leading public and private research universities, today launched the AAU STEM Initiative Hub, a website that will both support and widen the impact of the association's initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at its member institutions.

Parents Can Play Key Role Against Bullying

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone.


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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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