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An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool, kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family cohesiveness and educational values.

      
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One News Now

by Allie Martin

April 24, 2008

A new survey on education reveals some surprising results when it comes to public versus private education.

On a five-point scale, the average rating a public school education received was 3.0. Next came home schooling with an average rating of 3.14, and then charter schools with an average rating of 3.41. Private Christian schools received an average rating of 3.69...

gizmodo.com

by Andrew Liszewski

July 1, 2014

Star Trek's replicators were not only able to produce any food or products our far-off descendants wanted, they were also able to make it from any kind of waste products.

It was the ultimate recycling scenario, one that the new Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer hopes to emulate by using a new filament made in part from recycled plastic bottles. The Ekocycle printer will be available from Cubify for $1,200 later this year, and will use filament cartridges that contain at least three recycled 20 oz. PET plastic bottles, but the material still retains the flexibility and durability of standard 3D printer filament.

foodsafetynews.com

by Andrew Schneider

November 7, 2011

More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn't exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done for Food Safety News. The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled "honey."

The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world's food safety agencies. The food safety divisions of the World Health Organization, the European Commission and dozens of others also have ruled that without pollen there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says that any product that's been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn't honey. However, the FDA isn't checking honey sold here to see if it contains pollen.

The Heartland Institute

by Andrew T. LeFevre

December 31, 2005

A report released by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research suggests the state's charter school law, which expressly prohibits the authorization of cyber charters, may be preventing thousands of rural students from improving their education.

According to the report, more than a quarter of Tennessee's population is considered rural by the U.S. Census Bureau. Only 11 percent of the adults living in rural Tennessee areas have graduated from college, compared to 23 percent of those living in urban areas.

Pediatric Supersite

by Andrey 'Beria' Biryukov

June 14, 2010

Spending time in the foster care system may up a child's chances of having at least one laboratory-confirmed STD by young adulthood.

Results also showed that girls who had been in foster care were more likely to report engaging in risky sexual behaviors, such as having sex with a casual partner, having sex for money or having vaginal intercourse. They were also more likely to report having their first sexual intercourse at a younger age and a higher number of lifetime partners than their peers.

orbitmedia.com

by Andy Crestodina

July 29, 2014

Here are guidelines for length for ten types of content. Most of these are compiled from studies that analyzed the high-performers.

"It depends." What a totally unsatisfying answer. Of course it depends. But there are rules of thumb. There is research. We can analyze what works and draw conclusions. We can create guidelines, especially for things that are measurable. Like length.

forbes.com

by Andy Greenberg

July 24, 2013

A pair of Pentagon-funded hackers prove it]s possible to take control of your car with a few keystrokes. Time for Detroit to wake up.

Stomping on the brakes of a 3,500-pound Ford Escape that refuses to stop-or even slow down-produces a unique feeling of anxiety. In this case it also produces a deep groaning sound, like an angry water buffalo bellowing somewhere under the SUV's chassis. The more I pound the pedal, the louder the groan gets-along with the delighted cackling of the two hackers sitting behind me in the backseat. Luckily, all of this is happening at less than 5mph. So the Escape merely plows into a stand of 6-foot-high weeds growing in the abandoned parking lot of a South Bend, Ind. strip mall that Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have chosen as the testing grounds for the day's experiments...

Bloomberg

by Angela Zimm

June 26, 2007

The number of American children with chronic illnesses has quadrupled since the time when some of their parents were kids, portending more disability and higher health costs for a new generation of adults, a study estimates.

An almost fourfold increase in childhood obesity in the past three decades, twice the asthma rates since the 1980s, and a jump in the number of attention-deficit disorder cases are driving the growth of chronic illnesses, according to researchers at Harvard University in Boston. The report is published in a themed issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association focusing on children's health.

thelibertarianrepublic.com

by Austin Petersen On 26 Sep 2013 /

September 27, 2013

The geeks at MIT and Harvard were playing with photons when they somehow managed to get the particles to "clump together" to form a molecule. They say it behaves just like a lightsaber.

Gizmodo interviewed them: "The physics of what's happening is similar to what we see in the movies," said one of the researchers. Lasers helped discover a new form of matter that blows photons through a cloud of rubidium atoms. When more than one photon was sent through the cloud, the particles began to cling together and form a molecule.

Time

by Aylin Zafar

September 26, 2011

Medicinal (and, ahem, recreational) marijuana aims to soothe, ease, and relax users; take away said users' pot and be prepared to face the consequences.

A report released Tuesday by the RAND Corp., a Santa Monica-based think tank, revealed that after hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries were forced to close in Los Angeles last year, crime rates rose significantly in nearby neighborhoods. Law enforcement agencies have long been after these dispensaries, arguing that the large amounts of cash are a magnet for thieves, who often go on to resell marijuana. Yet, after what investigators are calling "the most rigorous independent examination of its kind" of LA dispensaries, it appears that the city might need to rethink their position.

      
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