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Amphibians face many challenges in Brazilian rain forest

Amphibians face many challenges in Brazilian rain forest

Deforestation remains the biggest threat to animals that call the rain forest “home.” However, even measured, sensible development projects can have unforeseen effects because...

Physicists push new Parkinson’s treatment toward clinical trials

The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to punch them at the start and keep them from growing. Research at Michigan State University,...

More should be done for female parolees

As the female prison population grows, a new study funded partly by the National Science Foundation says more should be done to help women...

‘Ivory Tower’ bucking social media

University scholars are largely resisting the use of social media to circulate their scientific findings and engage their tech-savvy students, a Michigan State University...

With friends like these, who needs democracy?

From Ethiopia to Nicaragua, countries that go through civil war are much less likely to become democratic if the winning side gets help from...

Data-intensive ecology needed to understand what makes biosphere tick

Have you looked closely at a local pond, meadow or forest--or at nature in your suburb or city--and observed changes in it over time?...

There’s more to biofuel production than yield

When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price, scientists...

Kids’ view of gender segregation a little screwy

What do you want, they're kids! Children believe the world is far more segregated by gender than it actually is, implies a new study led...

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter...

Learning with ‘stronger peers’ yields no boost

A new study contradicts the popular theory that students perform better when surrounded by higher-achieving classmates. Michigan State University’s Scott Imberman and colleagues found that...

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