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Cold and Bubbly: The Sensory Qualities that Best Quench Thirst

New research from the Monell Center finds that oral perceptions of coldness and carbonation help to reduce thirst. The findings could guide sensory approaches to increase fluid intake in populations at risk for dehydration, including the elderly, soldiers, and athletes.

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Answers for Pakistani Violence Sought in Alabama

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A Pakistani scholar plans to implement a social and emotional skill-building program she is studying in Alabama in 10 Pakistani elementary schools in an effort to reduce aggression and, perhaps one day, reduce the violence that plagues her country.

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Ability Grouping in Elementary School Hampers Minority Students' Literacy

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African-American and Hispanic students placed in ability groups for reading instruction learned less compared to demographically similar minority students who weren't grouped by ability, a new study by a University of Illinois expert in the sociology of education found.

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Geologist, Collaborators Create Second Life Island to Teach Teens Geology

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A mysterious island that moves through time. Travelers in search of answers. It sounds something like the science fiction television show "Lost," but it also describes a new approach to teaching earth sciences to high school students. TerraWorld, an island in Second Life, helps students learn geology in an interactive way. It is part of the larger GeoWorlds project.

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New Book Offers Administrators Guide to Using Data to Improve Their Schools

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Data can help school administrators boost student achievement, support teacher performance and improve parent-school relations, according to a new book by Vanderbilt University education faculty.

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"Serious Gaming" Transforms Complex Concepts Into Serious Classroom Experiences

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It's not exactly "Halo 3," and it won't be found on the shelves at GameStop, but a new "serious gaming" simulation from IBM has hit the computer labs at the USC Marshall School of Business, training students in the rudiments of business-process management.


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