What is Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease, Climate Change, Cancer, and more — keep up to date on science topics that matter to you with CuratedSci

Keep up-to-date on science topics that matter to you. Avoid being inundated by hundreds or thousands of articles or misled by out-of-date AI-generated summaries. Get current science news from five well-known, respected sources. For Alzheimer’s disease, climate change, cancer, and other topics, use CuratedSci. Questions? Please let me know (engelk@grinnell.edu).

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Students could get more sleep and learn better if school started a little later

Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, University of Pittsburgh (from The Conversation) Nearly three-quarters of high school students do not get enough sleep on school nights, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teens sleep for eight to 10 hours per night. But various factors hinder this, including early school start times and shifts in adolescents’ circadian rhythms – the biological…

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How ChatGPT robs students of motivation to write and think for themselves

Naomi S. Baron, American University (from The Conversation) When the company OpenAI launched its new artificial intelligence program, ChatGPT, in late 2022, educators began to worry. ChatGPT could generate text that seemed like a human wrote it. How could teachers detect whether students were using language generated by an AI chatbot to cheat on a writing assignment? As a linguist who studies the effects of…

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Full text access through Strategian

Records from the Science Primary Literature database provide (where available) free full text access to journal and magazine articles (example). These links are also available through the Strategian Science blog and Science Bibliographies Online. Strategian provides secure and stable access to the full text (links at other sites may come and go). All currently available full text articles can be seen here. Questions? Please let…

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Open educational resources (OERs) and science

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use. Generally, this permission is granted by the use of an open license (for example, Creative Commons licenses) which allows anyone to freely use, adapt and share the resource—anytime, anywhere.” “An OER can be any teaching & learning resource…

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Preschool: the benefits for children and society

Over the years, research has shown that going to preschool can benefit children immediately in many ways–building and strengthening academic skills plus social and personal skills like self-control and listening. Other research makes a strong economic argument and ties quality preschool to significant impacts later in life: more employment, higher earnings, more home ownership, less crime. Despite these potential benefits, preschool education is not consistently…

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