Society

03/13/2014 - 08:57

Children of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants to the USA attain levels of educational achievement that exceed those of both third generation black and white counterparts. This is despite that fact that the Vietnamese parents in particular lack high levels of formal education or marketable skills and hence socioeconomic advantages and non-economic middle class resources such as parental education. These are factors often associated with offspring’s educational achievement and economic success in adulthood.

 

03/25/2012 - 21:05

Biomedical research in American Universities is mainly supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A petition on White House website, We the The People, is being promoted by people interested in increasing the NIH budget for the next fiscal year (2013).  The petition requires 25,000 votes by April 17 to get the notice of the White House.

03/20/2012 - 19:06

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012 will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18.  More than 1500 outstanding high school students from 65 countries are expected to present their research projects at this event. Intel ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

01/26/2012 - 23:44

As researchers at Cornell University and Drexel University College of Medicine demonstrate in their recent article, a relationship between lead exposure and the academic achievement of children in New York State remains easily discernible.

12/16/2011 - 22:09

The gross domestic product of the United States — that oft-cited measure of economic health — has been ticking upward for the last two years. But what would you see if you could see a graph of gross domestic happiness? A team of scientists from the University of Vermont have made such a graph — and the trend is down.

12/16/2011 - 09:57

A study has explored the dynamics behind social network sites in recruiting and spreading  calls for action that contribute to mass mobilisations in riots, revolutions and protests.