High achievement cultures may kill students’ interest in math — especially for girls

A new study in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that high national math achievement combined with societal pressures may contribute to how well girls and boys like math. Past research has shown that achievement-driven cultures frequently correlate with less enthusiasm for learning subjects like math. This study of over 500,000 eighth graders from 50 countries is […]

Starting kindergarten on the right foot

Everything you ever really needed to know you learned back in kindergarten – that old saying gets some scientific support in a new study by researchers at Canada’s Université de Montréal and Université Sainte-Anne. “We’ve known for years that getting off to a good start in kindergarten leads to better achievement over the long-term,” said […]

Laser technology measures biomass in world’s largest trees

IMAGE: Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, records a new study by UCL researchers. view more  Credit: Mat Disney Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, records a new […]