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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Feds: Ex-Harvard prof faked data in experiments
September 5, 2012
Federal investigators have found that a Harvard University psychology professor who resigned after being accused of scientific misconduct fabricated data and manipulated results in experiments.
The Boston Globe reports that the findings about Marc Hauser were contained in a report by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity released Wednesday. Hauser resigned last summer, ten months after a faculty investigation found him "solely responsible" for eight instances of scientific misconduct at the Ivy League school.
Jury awards Monsanto $1B in patent case vs DuPont
August 2, 2012
A jury has awarded Monsanto $1 billion in a patent-infringement trial against rival DuPont.
The jury determined that a subsidiary of The DuPont Co., based in Wilmington, Del., willfully violated St. Louis-based Monsanto Co.'s so-called Roundup Ready technology.
Explorers find downed German U-Boat off Mass.
by Jay Lindsay
July 27, 2012
Divers have discovered a World War II-era German submarine nearly 70 years after it sank under U.S. attack in deep waters off Nantucket.
The U-550 was found Monday by a seven-man group, some of whom have been searching for several years. It was the second trip in two years to the site by the team of divers, which was organized by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani.
Some Very Political Science
by L. Brent Bozell III
April 11, 2012
The news is stuffed with "studies" in which "experts" tell us how we should behave.
One recently found that conservatives have lost their trust in science over the last 40 years. That's probably because the very political academics of science are routinely summoned to prove the right-wingers are not only wrong but dangerously wrong and not just dangerously wrong but evil, too. These studies are laughable.
Kroger, Stop & Shop join 'pink slime' exodus
by Mae Anderson
March 22, 2012
Supermarket chains Kroger Co. and Stop & Shop said Thursday they will join the growing list of store chains that will no longer sell beef that includes an additive with the unappetizing moniker "pink slime."
Federal regulators say the ammonia-treated filler, known in the industry as "lean, finely textured beef," meets food safety standards. But critics say the product could be unsafe and is an unappetizing example of industrialized food production. The Kroger Co., the nation's largest traditional grocer with 2,435 supermarkets in 31 states, also said it will stop buying the beef, reversing itself after saying Wednesday that it would sell beef both with and without the additive.
Russians revive Ice Age flower from frozen burrow
by Vladimir Isachenkov
February 20, 2012
It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years.
From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species. The Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, the researchers said, and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.
Scientists say NASA cutting missions to Mars
by Seth Borenstein
February 9, 2012
Scientists say NASA is about to propose major cuts in its exploration of other planets, especially Mars. And NASA's former science chief is calling it irrational.
With limited money for science and an over-budget new space telescope, the space agency essentially had to make a choice in where it wanted to explore: the neighboring planet or the far-off cosmos. Mars lost.
Scientists pause research with lab-bred bird flu
by Lauran Neergaard
January 20, 2012
Scientists who created easier-to-spread versions of the deadly bird flu said Friday they're temporarily halting more research, as international specialists debate what should happen next.
Now you see it, now you don't: Time cloak created
January 4, 2012
It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker.
Court to decide personal medicine patent issue
December 7, 2011
The Supreme Court plans to give guidance to the emerging field of personal medicine when it decides what kind of medical tests can be patented.
The justices on Wednesday heard arguments from lawyers from the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic, which wants thrown out a patent held by Prometheus Laboratories, a division of Switzerland-based Nestle.