education
Microfluidics Within Reach
Microfluidics Within Reach
Kate Yandell | Mar 9, 2015
A programmable, hand-operated microfluidic device could help researchers designing more-accessible diagnostics.
NIH: $31M to Boost Workforce Diversity
NIH: $31M to Boost Workforce Diversity
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2014
A dozen academic research groups receive substantial National Institutes of Health funding to improve the diversity of the US biomedical community.
Opinion: A Role for Community Science Clubs
Opinion: A Role for Community Science Clubs
Cal Allen, Robert Collins, Barbara Schulz | Jul 29, 2014
How retired scientists can enhance science education where they reside
New School
New School
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2014
Graduate programs at the interface of quantitative and biological sciences set the stage for more interdisciplinary collaboration.
 
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2013
More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.
Review: <em>The Origin of Species</em>
Review: The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
Science Salaries Lag Behind
Science Salaries Lag Behind
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2013
Of the STEM fields, biology and chemistry positions tend to pay less than jobs in technology, engineering, and math, according to a new survey.
Teaching to the Test
Teaching to the Test
Tracy Vence | Sep 5, 2013
A scientist scrutinizes introductory biology textbooks, finding that they seem to cater to premedical students.
Some Girls Better at Science
Some Girls Better at Science
Jef Akst | Feb 5, 2013
Globally, 15-year-old girls outscored boys in 43 of the 65 countries tested.
Watson, MD
Watson, MD
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 1, 2013
A collaborative project between IBM and the Cleveland Clinic brings artificial intelligence to patients’ bedsides.