Porn is the top source of ‘sex education’ for young adults

Young adults say pornography is their best source of information about how to have sex, new research finds. In a nationally representative survey, a quarter of 18- to 24-year-olds listed porn as their “most helpful” source of information on how to have sex. This made porn the most-mentioned source of information, even above asking one’s […]

Experts call for more pragmatic approach to higher education teaching

A university lecture but could the standard of teaching be improved if a different approach was taken by educators? Credit: Swansea University Millions of students around the world could benefit if their educators adopted a more flexible and practical approach, say Swansea University experts. After analyzing the techniques current being used in higher education, the […]

Leaving no one behind: 21 conversations on designing education in AI and robotics

Building inclusive education systems will be key to ensuring no one is left behind and that advances in AI and robotics benefit everyone in society. Image credit: Pexels With a large push by companies, governments, schools, and universities to train the next generation of tech-savvy artificial intelligence experts, how do we ensure everyone has the […]

Students returning home may have caused 9,400 secondary COVID-19 infections across UK

A student infected with COVID-19 returning home from university for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member with the virus, according to a new model devised by mathematicians at Cardiff University and published in Health Systems. Professor Paul Harper and colleagues defined an equation to predict the number of […]

New study suggests that college campuses are COVID-19 superspreaders

IMAGE: COVID-19 cases across 30 college campuses. Reported cases for ten high case number, public, and private institutions across the United States since the outbreak of the pandemic. view more  Credit: Are college campuses superspreaders? A data-driven modeling study – Lu et al, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering College campuses are at risk of […]

How effective are educational support programs for children with cancer?

As children undergo treatment for cancer, they may miss school and risk falling behind in their education. An analysis published in Pyscho-Oncology has examined the educational support programs provided to children with cancer. The analysis looked at several different peer programs, teacher programs, and school re-entry programs. School re-entry programs appeared to provide a promising […]

New curriculum improves students’ understanding of electric circuits in schools

FRANKFURT / TÜBINGEN. Life without electricity is something that is no longer imaginable. Whether it be a smartphone, hair-dryer or a ceiling lamp – the technical accomplishments we hold dear all require electricity. Although every child at school learns that electricity can only flow in a closed electric circuit, what is actually the difference between […]

Low-income preschoolers exposed to nurturing care have with higher IQ scores later on

IMAGE: This model illustrates the proposed association between early cumulative adversities in childhood and benefits in adolescence that might be modified by nurturing care in the home; the researchers found only… view more  Credit: Reprinted from The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, , Angela C B Trude et alEffects of responsive caregiving and learning opportunities […]

Patients with non-cardiac chest pain are reassured with brief education

Sophia Antipolis – 12 December 2020: Patients diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain are reluctant to believe they do not have heart disease. A new study shows that explaining the test results convinces patients and reduces the likelihood of future chest pain. The research is presented at EACVI – Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress […]