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Education

How to Help Anxious Students Succeed on Science Exams

A study from the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" conducted by Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock and her research team revealed that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can actually cut their biology course failure rates in half. A brief pre-exam de-stressing session can…
Daniela Zapata
January 17, 2019
TechnologyWomen Matter

Irene Loilot-Curie and Gender Equality

Throughout the years women have fought hard for gender equality. This is one the the most crucial discussions we are having as a society today. It takes courageous women to break barriers and fight for the love of science. Women like Irene Joliot-Curie have paved the way for women throughout…
Daniela Zapata
September 12, 2018
Technology

A Brief History of the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act: The ESA was passed in 1973 with the goal of protecting and recovering populations of species in danger of extinction, as well as the habitats in which they live. Five threat factors are listed in Section 4(a) of the act as qualifications for listing: (A) the…
Kaven
August 29, 2018
Science

Phonons: The New Negative Gravity

According to a paper released July 23 with arXiv a group of scientists have now considered sound to have negative mass, and constantly drifting in all directions. This new concept has shattered the conventional way of thinking about sound as a wave. This new paper argues the fact that instead of…
Daniela Zapata
August 15, 2018
Energy

Benefits of Switching to Renewable Energy

Solar panels and wind turbines are known to produce less carbon dioxide than power plants that burn fossil fuel. Less carbon dioxide is not the only benefit produced by these technologies and they need to be noticed. Switching to solar panels and wind turbines can create a vast amount of…
Daniela Zapata
August 13, 2018
Science

Community Impact Due to Climate Change

Due to climate change, many residents of coastal communities around the world are experiencing the effects of rising sea levels, increased heatwaves and droughts, and worsened floods; the threats presented by this phenomenon are becoming increasingly obvious and threatening for all of us. Carbon concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere stabilized…
Kaven
August 7, 2018
Women Matter

Fight For Gender Equality

Women like Sheryl Sandberg, who have built a reputation by telling women to just “lean in” to get what we want at work has helped pave the way for gender equality. By now, many of us know that the gender pay gap is a real and ongoing issue. Women are…
Daniela Zapata
July 23, 2018
Education

Strategies for Teaching Students With ADHD

Many parents and teachers who have and teach children with ADD/ADHD know the difficulties that come with it. Issues like distractibility, hyperactivity, frustration are issues that tend to hinder their ability to learn in the traditional way. This is why teachers and parents need to come up with new adaptive…
Daniela Zapata
July 2, 2018
EducationTechnology

Facing Education in Urban Schools

In urban public schools, many students and their families are living with severe economic disadvantages. There is more than 68% of students receiving free or reduced lunch in high-poverty public schools. The conversations about the increased challenges facing students in these areas need to focus on the fact that these…
Daniela Zapata
June 29, 2018
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