Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 05, 1997
What Brain Science Doesn't Tell Us About Children And Learning
Parents and educators are looking in the wrong place when they attempt to apply brain science to improve early learning and classroom experiences.

Take-Charge Attitude Offsets Frailty For Oldest Old
Even for those in their 80s and 90s, physical frailty can be offset, in part, by an undimmed sense of mastery, the feeling of actively being in charge of your own life, a Penn State study has shown.

Fetal Echocardiography Web Site Aims To Improve Detection Of Congenital Heart Disease
Each year, 32,000 infants are born with heart defects in the United States alone.

New Cancer Treatments May Improve Survival Rates, Reduce Radiation Side Effects
Doctors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital today announced new brain tumor research protocols they hope will improve survival rates and reduce side effects of radiation therapy among pediatric cancer patients.

EPSRC Publishes 1996-97 Annual Report
EPSRC's annual report contains reviews of the year by its Chairman and its Chief Executive together with brief highlights of research it has supported and activities in public understanding of Science, Engineering and Technology.

The World's Most Detailed Weather System Gives Forecasters A Close-Up View Of Local Conditions
A supercomputer is ushering in a new era of high-precision weather forecasting.

Drilling Uncovers Ancient Eruptions That May Have Caused Global Warming
Drilling into the sea floor south of Haiti has uncovered conclusive ashy evidence that multiple massive volcanic eruptions occurred roughly 55 million years ago in the Caribbean Basin.

Study Shows Hereditary Legacy Of Radiation Exposure
Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have shown that if a male mouse is exposed to radiation, he may pass on detrimental effects not only to his children, but also his grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.
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