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Sociologists examine shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'Children Left Behind'

Sociologists look back to 2007 to understand how the No Child Left Behind Act acquired an alternative meaning: "NCLB means children left behind."

Wildlife vs. vehicle costs top $225 million annually in California

Collisions involving vehicles and wildlife along California's highways cost more than $225 million annually, according to a new study that uses traffic-incident reports to identify hot spots of concern for both public safety and wildlife conservation.

Vehicle mileage tax is best option for long-term highway funding

A study that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long run.

Missing fish catch data? Not necessarily a problem, new study says

Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of that fishery to keep it from being overfished. Show More Summary

Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused widespread marsh erosion, study shows

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some places, according to a new analysis of 270 miles of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts. At the hardest-hit of 103Show More Summary

Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module

Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules, say scientists. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of complementary absorber materials in a tandem solar module that increases the power conversion efficiency. Show More Summary

Single-blind vs double-blind peer review and effect of author prestige

Scientists have examined if bias with single-blind peer review might be greatest in the setting of author or institutional prestige. The authors found that reviewers were more likely to recommend acceptance when the prestigious authors'...Show More Summary

How wetlands and agriculture, not fossil fuels, could be causing a global rise in methane

Recent rises in levels of methane in our atmosphere is being driven by biological sources, such as swamp gas, cow burps, or rice fields, rather than fossil fuel emissions, new research suggests.

Women are less than a quarter of top one per cent, high incomes study shows

Women make up a smaller and smaller fraction of those with high incomes, the closer you get to the top. Women have been increasing their representation in the top 10 per cent, but progress has been much less at the very top 0.1 per cent. Show More Summary

Traffic noise reduces wild owls' foraging efficiency

Traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent, a team of researchers has found. The team's world-first study examined how different levels of such noise affect the hunting efficiency of these nocturnal predators, which employ a keen auditory sense to locate prey in the darkness.

Poverty and perceived hardship affect cognitive function and may contribute to premature aging, say investigators

A new study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals.

Crystalline fault lines provide pathway for solar cell current

A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between crystals of the material act as conductive pathways that ease the flow of electric current. Show More Summary

Healthcare leaders recommend restructuring health care system to better serve needs of U.S. throughout 21st century

To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation’s health and health care system, a series of papers recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, targeted health care delivery.

Young cancer survivors in economic struggle

Young cancer survivors have a 40 per cent higher risk of becoming unemployed, than others, say researchers, noting that they also have a 40 per cent higher risk of receiving governmental financial assistance.

Students in bilingual elementary school programs present worse academic results, according to study

Bilingual education programs, in which a substantial part of the teaching is done in a language different from the mother tongue and from the language of the students’ surroundings, have been fully established for years in countries such as India, Spain and the United States. Show More Summary

Start training for retirement as early as 50, research urges

The results of a project to establish European guidelines for preparing the population for life after full-time employment urge people to start planning as soon as 50.

Science can shape healthy city planning

The health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most residents have now been quantified by researchers. In a series of articles, researchers tackle how to implement timely research into city design, planning and policy to improve the health of a city’s residents.

Stronger turbine blades with molybdenum silicides

Molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems, researchers have discovered.

New model could point way to microbiome forecasting in the ocean

A new mathematical model integrates environmental and molecular sequence information to better explain how microbial networks drive nutrient and energy cycling in marine ecosystems.

Floods severely affect children, young people

Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Factors impacting on children's well-being include: loss of valued personal and family possessions,...Show More Summary

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