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Continuing Education - Pedagogy - 13.06.2018
Where boys and girls do better in math, English
A review of test scores from 10,000 school district finds that gender gaps in math and English vary with community wealth and racial diversity. When Stanford Professor Sean Reardon and his research team set out to take an unprecedented look at how elementary school girls and boys compare in academic achievement, they expected to find similar stereotype-driven patterns across all 10,000 U.S. school districts: boys consistently outperforming girls in math and girls steadily surpassing boys in reading and writing by a wide margin.

Health - Continuing Education - 12.04.2018
Does age at menopause affect memory?
Does age at menopause affect memory?
Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. The paper, published today in Neurology and funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) suggests a possible link between entering the menopause late and memory retention.

Social Sciences - Continuing Education - 27.03.2018
Grammar schools could be damaging to social mobility
Grammar schools could be damaging to social mobility
Grammar schools are no better or worse than non-selective state schools in terms of attainment, but can be damaging to social mobility, according to new research by Durham University. The researchers say a policy of increasing selection within the schools system is dangerous for equality in society.

Continuing Education - Earth Sciences - 22.01.2018
Understanding meltwater drainpipe formation In Greenland ice sheet
Understanding meltwater drainpipe formation In Greenland ice sheet
Moulins, vertical conduits that penetrate through the half-mile-deep ice, efficiently funnel the majority of summer meltwater from the ice surface to the base of the ice sheet. Forming a moulin in Greenland requires a crack on the ice surface, which becomes filled with water that eventually drives the crack through the ice.

Astronomy / Space Science - Continuing Education - 11.01.2018
Five-Planet System
Five-Planet System
In its search for exoplanets-planets outside of our solar system-NASA's Kepler telescope trails behind Earth, measuring the brightness of stars that may potentially host planets. The instrument identifies potential planets around other stars by looking for dips in the brightness of the stars that occur when planets cross in front of, or transit, them.