Could veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes someday have the traumatic memories that haunt them weakened in their brains? In a new study, UCLA life scientists report a discovery that may make the reduction of such memories a reality.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday it would be investing $20 million to bring new national education standards into the classroom using game-based learning, social-networking and other approaches to capture the imagination of bored or unmotivated students.
"No Child Left Behind has turned into a timetable for the destruction of American public education," she tells. "I had never imagined that the test would someday be turned into a blunt instrument to close schools — or to say whether teachers are good teachers or not — because I always knew children's test scores are far more complicated than the...
WashU's struggles to recruit more qualified students from poor families mirror those of other elite public and private universities, even as a growing chorus of higher education experts suggests that when it comes to affirmative action on campus, class — not race — is the more entrenched dividing line between the haves and the...
From climate change to social media, the changing major world issues have a huge impact on the job market. Whether you agree with climate change concerns or not, they are changing the business landscape and creating new jobs while eliminating others.
As their tax rates plummeted, the total income of the richest 400 Americans skyrocketed. In 1995, the combined income of the richest 400 was just over $6 billion. By 2007, the combined income of the richest 400 was almost $23 billion.
Too little or too much sleep can dull the middle-aged brain, a new study suggests. Women and men who change from sleeping six to eight hours per night to getting more or less sleep once middle-age hits score lower on virtually every test measuring cognitive function.
In a certain part of the brain, neurons — called grid cells — actually create internal maps of the outside world. To do this, they need perfectly-timed electrical oscillations from another part of the brain to serve as a sort of neural pacemaker.
With Arizona's doctor shortage and health insurance set to be extended to millions more, experts predict a huge need for family and primary-care doctors. But as the new graduates of the inaugural class of UA College of Medicine have learned, the world of medicine has become generally much more challenging for doctors since they started medical school...
The notion that a college degree is essentially worthless has become one of the year’s most fashionable ideas, with two prominent venture capitalists (Cornell ’89 and Stanford ’89, by the way) leading the charge.