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New Initiative Incentivizes Open Research
A large coalition of colleges and universities aims to change hiring, promotion, and tenure practices to reward collaboration.
New Initiative Incentivizes Open Research
New Initiative Incentivizes Open Research

A large coalition of colleges and universities aims to change hiring, promotion, and tenure practices to reward collaboration.

A large coalition of colleges and universities aims to change hiring, promotion, and tenure practices to reward collaboration.

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Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Lisa Winter | Oct 1, 2020
Comparing the brain scans of high-impact rugby players with those of athletes in noncontact sports, such as rowing and swimming, revealed tiny, yet significant, differences in the brain’s white matter.
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Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2020
A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.
STEM Profs’ Views on Intelligence May Affect Student Outcomes
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 15, 2019
Students, especially racial minorities, tend to perform worse when professors believe intelligence is fixed
Opinion: The Sweet Spot on the Teaching-Research Continuum
Nancy Stamp | Sep 2, 2017
Overseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education. 
Recession Boosts STEM Enrollment
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 8, 2014
Undergraduate students are more likely to enroll in engineering and biology since the last economic downturn, a survey finds.
Science Afield
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2012
Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.