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Are we educating educators about academic integrity?

A study by Swansea University researchers has found that student academic integrity is not a core concept taught to academics in Higher Education.

Populations along the eastern Mediterranean coast share a genetic heritage that transcends nationality

The Mediterranean Sea has represented one of the most important crossroads in human history, acting both as a barrier and a bridge between three continents and multiple human groups characterized by different genetic and cultural backgrounds. Show More Summary

Severed limbs and wooden feet—how the ancients invented prosthetics

We are living through an incredibly exciting period for prosthetics. A pioneering brain computer interface that will allow veterans to control artificial body parts with their minds was recently announced by researchers in Virginia in the US. Show More Summary

The insidious class divide in music teaching

A passionate debate is raging regarding musical education which threatens to unbalance the already critically privileged world of classical music. And, ironically, some of those who believe that music education should be made more accessible are arguing for measures that will actually exacerbate that privilege.

Fostering motivation could keep marginalized girls in school

Education—and girls' education in particular—is often cited as one of the key pathways out of poverty, but in many parts of the world women and girls still face significant barriers that prevent them from attending school. Now, a field...Show More Summary

Study finds journalism's 'digital disruption' places job dissatisfaction on certain news employees

The rise of the internet has greatly changed journalism over the last few decades, altering how newspapers deliver content and how journalists practice their profession.

Open SESAME: science centre inaugurated in Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday formally launched an international research centre whose members include experts from around the world including arch-rivals Iran and Israel.

Nicholas Sand, creator of famous Orange Sunshine LSD, dies

Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman.

It's time to celebrate Africa's forgotten fossil hunters

There are few things more exciting for a professional palaeontologist than discovering fossil remains. In early 2017 I found a beautifully preserved skeleton sticking out of the ground in South Africa's Karoo region. It was the vertebral column of a big herbivorous animal called pareiasaur.

Medieval people reopened graves to honour family

According to archaeologists, a reopened grave usually indicates grave robbery. Martine van Haperen, however, draws a different conclusion. Mediaeval people presumably reopened graves to strengthen the ties with their family ancestors: they would take objects with a strong symbolic significance. Show More Summary

Atheism might be more common than assumed...but it's complicated

It's tough to figure out just how religious or nonreligious different populations of people are. Widely-cited telephone polls (e.g., Gallup, Pew) suggest U.S. atheist prevalence ranging from 3% to 11%. But in the US, there's heavy stigma...Show More Summary

Team breaks down social networking behavior

New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual's economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks. The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies.

Great expectations force risky business acquisitions

A good reputation can be bad for business, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Why some social conventions stand the test of time

Why some social conventions persist while others pass away is the subject of new research published in the journal American Economic Review.

How resilience can break the link between a 'bad' childhood and the youth justice system

Most young people in the youth justice system have been found to come from "troubled" backgrounds. However, many people with similar backgrounds don't ever end up in youth justice services.

Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads—good leaders should only look like their staff

Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them, not the designer-clad employer often portrayed in TV or films, according to a new study.

Re-constructing the crew of the Mary Rose

For the first time in 500 years, scientists examining human remains from Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose will be able to determine if any bones come from the same person.

Why urban legends are more powerful than ever

Have you heard the one about the guy who went on holiday to Bolivia? You know, he went on a night out and randomly woke up in an ice-filled bathtub after someone had removed his kidney and harvested it for sale.

STEM students who learn by example may miss key concepts, study finds

No matter how smart, well-prepared or hard-working, many college students struggle with rigorous introductory science courses because their approach to learning fails to provide a working knowledge of abstract concepts that underlie examples presented in the classroom, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ancient human sacrifice discovered in Korea

Evidence of human sacrifice to try to ensure the success of ancient construction projects has been found for the first time at a Korean site, officials said Tuesday.

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