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Alexandria Science Teacher Earns National Honor

Two Virginia elementary school science teachers have been named recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence.

12/22/2013

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2 Va. Science Teachers Earn National Honor

Two Virginia elementary school science teachers have been named recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence.

12/21/2013

British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert are awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on quantum particles.  (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Discoverer of Higgs Boson Wins Nobel Prize

Physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics.

10/08/2013

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Scientists Find Clues to Age-Related Memory Problems

Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse.

08/28/2013

In a research trend being labeled the “U.S. effect,” a new analysis of more than 1,000 research papers in genetics and psychiatry finds that scientists are more likely to exaggerate their scientific findings in response to competition. (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Competitive ‘US Effect’ On Research Encourages Scientists To Exaggerate Results

In a research trend being labeled the “U.S. effect,” a new analysis of more than 1,000 research papers in genetics and psychiatry finds that scientists are more likely to exaggerate their scientific findings in response to competition.

08/27/2013

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Va. Students Show Improved Scores on Revised Math SOLs

Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state’s more rigorous mathematics tests.

08/20/2013

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Study: Brainpower In The Very Old May Be Improving

If you’re lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a new study hints.

07/10/2013

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Study: Girls Losing Ground In Pursuing STEM Education Opportunities

A new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency.

02/18/2013

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Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer’s Damage

It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone’s brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease.

01/20/2013

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Scientists: Comet Brighter Than The Moon To Appear Next Year

Some parts of the world may have a spectacular lights show to look forward to next year, when the Comet ISON passes through the sky.

10/03/2012

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