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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Kids Fail Less When They Know Failure Is Part of Learning, Study Finds
by Mikaela Conley
March 14, 2012
Kids perform better in school if they know failure, and trying again, is part of the learning process, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
The research included several experiments intended to see whether parents and teachers can help students succeed by changing the way learning material is presented to them. Study experiments included anagram problems and reading comprehension, and researchers found that kids who were told it's normal to fail and try again did better on the tests than those who did not receive such a pep talk.
Consulting firm guides study of tech education
by Bruce Sims
June 26, 2007
BAY MINETTE -- Could Baldwin's next high school feature technical education as a part of the overall curriculum?
The consulting firm of Steed, Hammond and Paul has begun collecting data to answer that question, said Mike Dingledien, a partner with the consulting firm, although the final decision will be made by the Baldwin County Board of Education.
Higher Perspective: Medical Breakthrough Allows You To Live Without Breathing
by Damien S. Wilhelmi
June 20, 2013
A team of scientists at the Boston Children's Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years.
They have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person's bloodstream that can quickly oxygenate their blood. This will even work if the ability to breathe has been restricted, or even cut off entirely. This finding has the potential to save millions of lives every year. The microparticles can keep an object alive for up to 30 min after respiratory failure. This is accomplished through an injection into the patients' veins. Once injected, the microparticles can oxygenate the blood to near normal levels. This has countless potential uses as it allows life to continue when oxygen is needed but unavailable. For medical personnel, this is just enough time to avoid risking a heart attack or permanent brain injury when oxygen is restricted or cut off to patients.
Mind Powered Helicopter
June 6, 2013
A remote controlled helicopter has been flown through a series of hoops using the power of the human mind.
The feat was achieved by U.S. researchers who are hoping to develop future robots that can help restore the independence of paralysed victims and those suffering from neurodegenerative disorders. According to Professor Bin He, from the University of Minnesota, this it the first time that humans have been able to control the flight of flying robots using just their thoughts.
Media Ignored Expert's Shocking Findings That Marijuana Helps Prevent Lung Cancer: Now It's Med-School Material
by Fred Gardner
October 27, 2012
Components of marijuana smoke, although they damage cells in respiratory tissue, somehow prevent them from becoming malignant. But headlines announcing "Pot Doesn't Cause Cancer" did not ensue.
Tashkin will review his findings and discuss current research this Thursday in Santa Monica, California as part of a course for doctors accredited by the University of California San Francisco. (It is open to the public; pre-registration is $95.)
Webmaster Tools in Google Analytics for everyone
by Kate Cushing
October 4, 2011
Back in June, we announced a pilot program to allow users to surface Google Search data in Google Analytics by linking their Webmaster Tools accounts.
We've been busy making some improvements and tweaks based on user feedback, and today we're excited to make this set of reports available to all users. The Webmaster Tools section contains three reports based on the Webmaster Tools data that we hope will give you a better sense of how your site performs in search results. We've created a new section for these reports called Search Engine Optimization that will live under the Traffic Sources section
by Katherine Albrecht
November 21, 2007
CASPIAN's new report, "Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990-2006," is a definitive review of research showing a causal link between RFID microchip transponders and cancer in laboratory rodents and dogs.
The report evaluates eleven articles previously published in toxicology and pathology journals. In six of the articles, between 0.8% and 10.2% of laboratory mice and rats developed malignant tumors around or adjacent to the microchips.
Pupil Rights Law Allows Parents to Opt Students Out of Surveys
by Health and Health Care in Schools
May 1, 2003
A 1998 federal law, the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), allows parents to inspect instructional materials used in connection with any U.S. DoE-funded "survey, analysis, or evaluation."
The law, often called the "Hatch amendment" or the "Grassley amendment" for the members of Congress who introduced it, also requires schools to obtain written parental consent before minor students participate in Education Department-funded surveys that ask questions about personal or family matters.
Families Shattered at Intersection of Immigration Enforcement & Child Welfare: New Report by Applied Research Center
by Noel Rabinowitz
November 10, 2011
Full Report -- The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System
Key Findings: There are at least 5,100 children currently living in foster care who are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents. Federal, state and local governments must create explicit policies to protect families from separation.
Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists
by Dan Goodin
June 9, 2012
The spy malware achieved an attack unlike any cryptographers have seen before.
The Flame espionage malware that infected computers in Iran achieved mathematic breakthroughs that could only have been accomplished by world-class cryptographers, two of the world's foremost cryptography experts said. "We have confirmed that Flame uses a yet unknown MD5 chosen-prefix collision attack," Marc Stevens and B.M.M. de Weger wrote in an e-mail posted to a cryptography discussion group earlier this week. "The collision attack itself is very interesting from a scientific viewpoint, and there are already some practical implications."