All Education News
Top stories summarized by our editors
11/21/2017

Tiny alkali flies can form a protective bubble around their bodies that allows them to stay dry below the surface of extra-salty Mono Lake in California, and that may be due to their high level of hairiness and the kind of wax they produce, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The extra hair helps deflect the water and the wax is hydrocarbon-based, which could protect the flies' skin.

11/21/2017

A recently identified unicellular species "represents a whole new lineage in the eukaryotic tree of life," said Jan Janouskovec, lead author of a study set to be published in Current Biology. The tiny Ancoracysta twista, which was found on a brain coral in an aquarium, may help researchers learn more about how eukaryotic life evolved.

Full Story:
The Scientist online
11/21/2017

A study in JAMA Pediatrics showed that children and teens with depression who received psychotherapy monotherapy had the lowest incidence of attempted suicide and inpatient hospitalization during the assessment period and at 12 months of follow-up, while those who received both psychotherapy and antidepressants had the highest incidence of suicide attempts, compared with those who underwent antidepressant monotherapy and those who didn't receive treatment. The findings were based on data involving 84,909 youths with depression with an average age of 15.

More Summaries:
depression
11/21/2017

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a $388,000 grant to the University of Maine for a study of potatoes. The university will lead a research project to breed potato varieties that are resistant to pests and disease.

11/21/2017

The NIH has issued Children's Hospital Los Angeles a $1.5 million grant to study inflammatory bowel disease in children and adults. Researchers will examine the triggers and develop treatment options.

11/21/2017

Seniors at a Michigan high school recently designed and built a well pit cover for the local middle school by using welding skills they learned in class. Superintendent Pete Bush said the students not only applied their skills, but they also saved the district thousands of dollars.

11/21/2017

Businesses in Arkansas are partnering with the Northwest Technical Institute's Business and Industry Training Center to teach their workers how to repair and maintain industrial machinery. Eight recent graduates will work at a local meat-processing plant.

11/21/2017

A revived manufacturing sector could give the US economy a $530 billion boost, according to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute. The report suggests the US could expand the manufacturing sector by using new technologies, focusing on digital and online functions, and using automation.

More Summaries:
McKinsey Global Institute
11/21/2017

Students at an Ohio middle school learned about energy consumption by pedaling a bicycle connected to a generator. Four girls at the school learned to wire the bike to power different types of light bulbs as part of a summer workshop, and they plan to use their project to talk about energy efficiency with the school board.

Full Story:
The Lima News (Ohio)
11/21/2017

A shortage of qualified teachers in Mississippi has prompted the state's board of education to take steps to modify some requirements for classroom teachers. The changes could allow for one-year licenses for educators who have a bachelor's degree in the subject they intend to teach in schools.

More Summaries:
Mississippi, Board of Education