Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 19, 1997
Study Finds Characteristics That Identify Bullies And Victims
Bullies are controlling, hot tempered and lack empathy for others.

TV Game Shows Provide Educational Benefits For Kids, Research Suggests
Parents shouldn't be so quick to turn off the television if their children are watching

U.S. Still Plagued By Low Rates Of Disaster Insurance Coverage
Researchers say that their findings in a 1978 landmark National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded study of risky behavior still holds true nearly two decades later -- most people are reluctant to purchase insurance against natural disasters because theybelieve such events will not happen to them

Hypermedia And Student Collaboration Enhance Learning, Study Finds
The World Wide Web and other types of hypermedia offer learning opportunities unavailable in a traditional classroom setting and, when used by students working as a team, allow a pooling of knowledge and enhanced learning, according to a new study of middle school students

Unique Hydrogen-Fueled Bus Joins Public Transit Fleet To Promote Clean Transportation
A coalition of academic, government and private industry partners has built a prototype hydrogen-fueled, electric- powered transit bus that produces near-zero emissions.
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