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2014-04-11 11:39:34

When the Earned Income Tax Credit was expanded in 1993, supporters hoped it would reward poor parents for working while critics feared that it might discourage single mothers from marrying or incentivize women to have more children to boost their tax refund.

2014-04-10 23:01:22

Leaders from academe met recently in Indianapolis at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference to explore the intersection of learning analytics and open learning, open technologies, and

2014-04-04 12:27:33

By studying nerve cells that originated in patients with a severe neurological disease, a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has pinpointed an error in protein formation that could be the root of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

2014-04-04 11:00:50

For Simon Gilroy, sometimes seeing is believing. In this case, it was seeing the wave of calcium sweep root-to-shoot in the plants the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of botany is studying that made him a believer.

2014-02-27 23:24:24

The Medical Wellness Association presents the Best of Medical Wellness Awards at the 2014 Medical Wellness Forum in San Diego, CA at the Marriott Marquis & Marina Ballroom on March 12th.

aerial view of a conservation corridor experiment
2014-02-26 07:56:50

When a group of ecologists set out to see how wind moves seeds through isolated patches of habitat, they twisted colored yarn to create mock seeds that would drift with the wind much like native seeds.

2014-02-13 23:03:34

Theresa Islo Joins Division of Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning as Program Manager after nearly two decades in the health and wellness industry. Madison,

2014-02-04 11:51:19

As many American public school districts adopt single-sex classrooms and even entire schools, a new study finds scant evidence that they offer educational or social benefits.

Renewable Chemical Upgraded Into Biofuels
2014-01-17 10:25:37

Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that's ripe with possibility for biofuels.

Mindfulness Meditation Found To Result In Gene Expression Changes
2013-12-08 06:55:02

While there have been multiple scientific studies providing evidence that meditation can have a positive influence on a person’s health, new research asuggests there may be an actual biological trigger for these therapeutic effects.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.