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Images In Textbooks May Hinder Learning In Children
2013-05-08 15:13:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bar graphs can be an easy way to communicate a data set to a wide array of people. Yet when educators are teaching children how to use these graphs, they may be doing more harm than good if they include any visuals inside of the graph itself. For instance, a graph about butterflies with the corresponding amount of butterflies in the bars could train kids to read the graphs by the numbers of pictures and not the height of the...

2013-05-07 23:22:26

This program will assess the therapeutic potential of second-generation Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASO) sequences for SMA. This funding is being awarded to Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Arthur Burghes at Ohio State University and Dr. Christian Lorson at University of Missouri. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Families of SMA is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by funding and advancing a comprehensive research program, including drug...

Peruvian Ice Cores Reveal History Of Earth's Tropical Climate
2013-04-05 13:11:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earth's tropical climate history has been revealed in unprecedented detail — year by year, for almost 1,800 years — by two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes. In 2003, a research team led by Ohio State University retrieved core samples from a Peruvian ice cap. They noticed some startling similarities to ice cores they had gathered from Tibet and the Himalayas. Even though the cores were taken...

Phobia Therapy Ineffective For People With Negative Attitudes
2013-02-27 06:14:02

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Putting aside pop-psychology adages that claim the contrary, simply confronting our fears isn´t always the most effective way of defeating them. Instead, researchers now say that to gain lasting freedom from our deep-seated phobias, we have to change our attitudes towards the objects and experiences in which those fears are rooted. A team of Ohio State University psychologists recently found that among two groups of...

2013-02-22 12:28:11

Women Need College Degree More to Get Good Job Student loans provide more help to women than they do for men in encouraging graduation from college, a new nationwide study reveals. Findings showed that, on average, taking out loans actually makes graduation more likely for all students. But at a certain point — which is about $2,000 lower for men than for women — debt has diminishing returns and becomes less effective at boosting chances of graduation. One reason loans...

Ancient Fossilized Sea Creatures Contain Oldest Biomolecules Taken Directly From A Fossil
2013-02-19 13:45:53

The Ohio State University Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn´t survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa have challenged that assumption. The spindly animals with feathery arms–called crinoids, but better known today by the plant-like name “sea lily”–appear to have been buried alive in storms during the Carboniferous Period, when North America...

2013-01-25 09:42:55

It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when they run across obviously false information on the Internet. But a new study suggests that this type of tool may not be a panacea for dispelling inaccurate beliefs, particularly among people who already want to believe the falsehood. “Real-time corrections do have some positive effect, but it is mostly with people who were predisposed to reject the false claim anyway,” said R. Kelly Garrett, lead...


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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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