Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California - With the recent outbreak of measles originating from Disneyland, there's been no shortage of speculation, accusation and recrimination concerning why some people won't vaccinate their children. There's also been some - but only some - more historically and psychologically informed discussion.
- Written by IVN
Berkeley, California - It’s never too soon to start making plans for summer fun - and around Berkeley, that means camp. Got a young camper or three? We’ve got you covered. Artist? Ditto. Science fanatic, swimmer, writer or computer nerd? You get the idea.
- Written by Robert Sanders
Berkeley, California - Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon as the plants suck out of the atmosphere.
- Written by Peter Dizikes
Cambridge, Massachusetts - About 80 percent of studies of U.S. medical interventions use randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the gold standard of laboratory research. But only about 18 percent of studies of U.S. health care delivery use RCTs. That can and should change, suggests Amy Finkelstein, the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, in a Science piece co-written with MIT researcher Sarah Taubman. If so, they assert, researchers who find new ways of applying RCTs to our medical system will be able to produce compelling answers to pressing questions.
- Written by Rob Matheson
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Flexible smartphones and color-saturated television displays were some highlights at this year’s Consumer Electronics Showcase, held in January in Las Vegas.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Educational researchers have long held that presenting students with clear outlines of the material covered in lectures improves their retention.
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