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Problem Solving Skills Needed Now

Alice Bean | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Alice Bean

Just as I can't learn how to play basketball by watching people play basketball, students can't learn how to solve problems by watching others solve problems or talk about solving problems.

Duped Again on Emergency Contraception

Michael Halpern | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science
Michael Halpern

A few weeks ago, I celebrated as a federal judge ordered the FDA to make "Plan B" available over the counter without restrictions. I thought that the judge's ruling would provide the Obama administration with political cover. Surely they would respect the decision. I was wrong.

PCAST Report: The Future of U.S. Research

James M. Gentile | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Increased and predictable funding and incentives for research and development are essential, as is a workforce skilled at filling the resulting jobs. But it's also important that America's approach to research shift from safe and incremental research to the "high-risk, high-reward" research.

Adding One Million More for America's Future

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

Long regarded as the world's preeminent place to study and practice the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, the U.S. has recently been losing ground in these disciplines to other parts of the world.