A new analysis by scientists shows that Shark Week, now in its 33rd year on the Discovery Channel, is deeply flawed in ways that undermine its goals, potentially harming both sharks and shark scientists. To document just how pervasive these issues are, a team of researchers performed a content and discourse analysis of more than 200 Shark Week episodes.
Results from a new RAS survey of astronomers and geophysicists show that these sciences have a systemic bullying problem; one that is disproportionately worse for women and those from minority groups. Aine O'Brien, RAS Diversity Officer, will present the key results in a talk at the virtual National Astronomy Meeting on Thursday 22 July.
High school students who participated in summer programs about public health increased their interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a Rutgers study.
The RegenMed Development Organization releases the results of a national survey of regenerative medicine biomanufacturing knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for successful employment in the regenerative medicine field.
The mathematics education can often be associated with only numeracy skills. But viewing the discipline as a cultural product--whose values differ across cultures--reveals its significance beyond numbers crunching. In this June Special Issue for ECNU Review of Education, being released as a tribute to the 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Dr. Qiaoping Zhang and Dr. Wee Tiong Seah, with other researchers from across Asia and Oceania, share their latest research and developments on values in mathematics education.
North Carolina State University researchers found that a four-week training course made a substantial difference in helping special education teachers anticipate different ways students with learning disabilities might solve math problems.
In the United States, low-income and minority students are completing college at low rates compared to higher-income and majority peers -- a detriment to reducing economic inequality. Double-dose algebra could be a solution, according to a new study.
As the pharmacy profession evolves to providing more patient care services, there is a continued need for pharmacy curricula to maintain pace. A recent study suggests Objective Structured Clinical Examinations have value in assessing clinical skills while also giving students learning experiences in community pharmacy settings.
Scientists need to focus on tangible efforts to boost equity, diversity and inclusion in citizen science, researchers from North Carolina State University argued in a new perspective.
Microscopy is an essential tool in many fields of science and medicine, but many have limited access to this technology due to cost and fragility. Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Münster managed to builld a high-resolution microscope using nothing more than LEGO® and affordable parts from a mobile phone. Then they showed that children significantly increased their understanding of microscopy by making it and working with it. Their results were published in The Biophysicist.