22 juin 2018

Satellite imagery is revolutionizing the world. But should we always trust what we see?

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationIn 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 captured what has become one of the most iconic images of the Earth: the Blue Marble. Biochemist Gregory Petsko described the image as “perfectly representing the human condition of living on an island in the universe.” Many researchers now credit the image as marking the beginning of environmental activism in the U.S. More...

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Yoga isn’t timeless: it’s changing to meet contemporary needs

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationOn June 21, on International Yoga Day, people will take out their yoga mats and practice sun salutations or sit in meditation. Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today is practiced all over the world. More...

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Suicide nation: What’s behind the need to numb and to seek a final escape?

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationSuicide rates in the U.S. have increased nearly 30 percent in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. More...

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What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThe summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere. People around the world observe the change of seasons with bonfires and festivals and Fête de la Musique celebrations. More...

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Why there are so many unsheltered homeless people on the West Coast

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationOne-quarter of homeless people in the U.S. live in California, despite Californians making up only 12 percent of the population. More...

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Opioids don’t have to be addictive – the new versions will treat pain without triggering pleasure

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThe problem with opioids is that they kill pain – and people. In the past three years, more than 125,000 persons died from an opioid overdose – an average of 115 people per day – exceeding the number killed in car accidents and from gunshots during the same period. More...

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More and more British children are learning Chinese – but there are problems with the teaching

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationIn line with this, Chinese, an emerging key world business language – and widely predicted to be key to UK business post-Brexit – has become a foreign language option for some UK students in recent decades. Teaching is beginning to thrive across schools and universities as a principle modern foreign language. More...

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How GCSE Science is failing students – and society

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThe UK is facing massive skills shortages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers – according to one study 43% of STEM vacancies are difficult to fill. More...

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The psychological impact of the grammar school test – new research

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationOur recent research demonstrates the negative impact the 11+ can have on children as they move towards transition to secondary school. We asked children to complete questionnaires when they had decided whether to take the 11+ exam, and again when they had received their results. More...

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What drugs are students taking and why are they taking them?

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThe 2017 Crime Survey of England and Wales found that around one in five adults age 16 to 24 have taken a drug in the past year – but the figure is much higher for university students. About two in five students are drug users, according to a study from the National Union of Students. More...

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