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Teaching kids how to make guitars can get them hooked on...

Mark French, Purdue University The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The Big Idea: I’m part of a team of professors and high...

Why I’m teaching kids science through the sport of rowing

Elizabeth A. Barton, Wayne State University I didn’t know what the world looked like at 5:00 a.m. until my son began rowing for the Detroit...

At these colleges, students begin serious research their first year

Nancy Stamp, Binghamton University, State University of New York Rat brains to understand Parkinson’s disease. Drones to detect plastic landmines. Social media to predict acts...

What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means...

Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S....

Flying colors: Researcher reveals hidden world through the eyes of butterflies

Adriana Briscoe, University of California, Irvine An award-winning scientist and professor of evolutionary biology, Adriana Briscoe studies the evolution of vision in butterflies and how...

#MeToo, workplace equality and the ‘wave of women’: 3 essential reads

Bryan Keogh, The Conversation and Nicole Zelniker, The Conversation Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look...

First-generation college students earn less than graduates whose parents went to...

Anna Manzoni, North Carolina State University and Jessi Streib, Duke University When discussions take place about first-generation college students, often the focus is on how...

Women’s colleges play unique role in quest for equality

Kimberly Wright Cassidy, Bryn Mawr; Jacquelyn Litt, Rutgers University, and ReBecca Roloff, St Catherine University Editor’s note: Thanks, some say, in no small part to...

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Buyer beware, online shopping prices vary user to user

By Christo Wilson, Northeastern University People have a mental model of shopping that is based on experiences from brick-and-mortar stores. We intuitively understand how this...