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Can active learning in college classrooms disrupt patterns of under-representation in STEM?

The single biggest driver of income inequality in the United States is whether or not a person completes a four-year undergraduate degree. This problem is worse in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). While students from minoritized groups (students from under-represented racial and ethnic... click to read more

  • Elli Theobald | Assistant Teaching Professor at Department of Biology, University of Washington, Washington, USA
  • Scott Freeman | Lecturer Emeritus at Department of Biology, University of Washington, Washington, USA
Views 3637
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 18, 2021
What’s the point?

Something that humans in every culture produce and understand is the pointing gesture. We begin to point in our first year of life, and we can all easily use pointing gestures to direct the attention of others no matter where in the world we are.... click to read more

  • Cathal O'Madagain | Assistant Professor at School of Collective Intelligence, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Ben Guérir, Morocco
Views 3432
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 8, 2021
I know you are calling me! – Fickle cats know their own names

You may wonder if your cat recognizes its own name. You may have even tried to call the cat's name and some other words to see if it responds. Many people believe cats don't recognize their own names because they tend not to show an... click to read more

  • Atsuko Saito | Associate professor at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University; RIKEN Center for Brain Science
  • Kazutaka Shinozuka | Research scientist at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University; RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Views 3870
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 19, 2021
Genes coordinating selfishness and altruism between parents and offspring

Parental care is an altruistic behavior broadly observed in nature. Altruistic parents provide their offspring with food and protection. These are costly behavior for parents, that are beneficial for the offspring's development and survival. However, parents can also be selfish. Selfish parents are interested in... click to read more

  • Min Wu | Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Views 4749
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 11, 2021
The struggle to comply with social distancing

COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our lives. To curb the virus's spread, we have tried to keep a distance from our neighbors, postpone large group gatherings, and frequently isolate ourselves at home. These social (or physical) distancing practices are at odds with the interactive nature... click to read more

  • Weizhen Xie | Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Stephen Campbell | Research Associate at Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
  • Weiwei Zhang | Associate Professor at Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
Views 4766
Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 24, 2020