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    Researcher explores learning habits of skateboarders

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories There’s a common misconception that education must be a formal process that involves a content-based curriculum and teacher-led instruction. But learning takes place all around us and, many times, kids are their own teachers. [...]

    Health care, education key to keeping women offenders out of prison

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre. [...]

    Researchers learn more about maximizing brain use

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Neuroscientists from Higher School of Economics and Charité University Clinic in Berlin have come up with a new multivariate method for predicting behavioural response to a stimulus using information about the phase of preceding neuronal oscillations recorded with EEG. The method may eventually find practical application in fields such as competitive sports, education and patient treatment. The study’s findings are published in a paper titled “On optimal spatial filtering for the detection of phase coupling in multivariate neural recordings” in NeuroImage. [...]

    Times Higher Education names MIT No. 2 university worldwide for the arts and humanities

    Original @ MIT News – Humanities Schools of Architecture and Planning; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and several centers are home to the arts and humanities at MIT. [...]

    Tracing trends could lead to better public health education

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The educated members of a population are the trailblazers of risky behavior, but they are quicker to change their habits once the consequences of that behavior become better understood, according to new research from Penn State, which could also have i… [...]

    Adults without partners monitor their blood pressure less frequently

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Having a lower education level and no partner is associated with a lower frequency of home blood pressure monitoring, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2017 Scientific Sessions. [...]

    High (achieving) society

    Original @ MIT News – Humanities The MIT chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society inducts 74 distinguished graduates of the Class of 2017. [...]

    How affirmative action could cure cancer and heart disease

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Affirmative action programs are designed to provide access to high-quality higher education for underrepresented minorities, but the Trump administration is targeting these essential programs by directing resources toward investigating and possibly sui… [...]

    Retaining older teachers for secondary education

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Not all teachers succeed in staying happy with their work until the end of their career. Dissatisfied older teachers will tend to quit before reaching retirement age. Work overload, low status of the profession, disruptive student behaviour, and a poor… [...]

    Medical students need training to prescribe medical marijuana

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed medical school dea… [...]