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Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: what's new and what's next

(This is a cross-post with the Oikos blog promoting our new synthesis on marine biodiversity and ecosystem function research. Check out the open-access PDF here… 806 more words

Fad Diets for Weight Loss-A Nutrition Researcher's Perspective

So there was a paper published in the journal Circulation on Tuesday (of November 2014 for future readers) that was a meta-analysis of existing, popular weight loss randomized controlled trials. 785 more words

Stand Back...I'm Doing Science!

Coffee reduces risk of death by 20% (if you look at a very specific group)

The Tweet: “For women, drinking 1-3 cups of coffee a day reduces their risk of cardiovascular disease by 24%.”

“Consumption of coffee, a major source of dietary antioxidants, may inhibit inflammation and thereby reduce the risk of cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases in postmenopausal women,” conclude researchers from the University of Oslo in… 368 more words

The Untweetable Truth

Study: GMOs Can Be Good?

Results of a meta-analysis published in the latest issue of PLOS paint a favorable picture of genetically modified crops — which make a positive impact on farmers, crop yields and profits.

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Technology

Does Multicultural Education Improve Students’ Racial Attitudes? Implications for Closing the Achievement Gap

The effects of multicultural education on the racial attitudes of students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade are examined in this meta-analysis. Multicultural education was operationalized for this study as programs and curricula dealing with racial and cultural diversity. 194 more words

Education Reform

Judging the experts' World Series predictions

The start of the World Series last week brought out a plethora of expert predictions. Writers, broadcasters, bloggers, and simulators put forth their best guesses as to who would win, and how many games the series would last.

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Predictions