One of the recurring media narratives about the nature of science today is that it is ‘broken’ or ‘in crisis’. In the mainstream press, some stories about the failure to reproduce study results or the rising retraction rate or incidents of scientific fraud have been accompanied by assertions about a ‘systemic crisis’ in areas of science — or in science itself.
Rethinking how the media cover science
While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school.
Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates
The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new research indicates.
Microplastic pollution in oceans far worse than feared
Germany's massive car industry is the biggest investor worldwide in electric vehicles, a study published recently found, as it scrambles under increasing pressure to adopt low-emissions technology.
German automakers biggest global spenders on electric cars
A study out March 13 finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well — unless they are thirsty. Insufficient water not only harms trees, but allows other problems to have an outsized effect on trees in urban environments.
Lack of water key stressor for urban trees
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)’s World Service and Russia’s RT news channel have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in media affairs, especially staff training.
IRIB world service, RT sign MoU to boost cooperation
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said resolving the global drug problems requires international determination as well as expansion of cooperation, regardless of political issues.
Iran: Resolving global drug problems requires int’l determination
Search teams have found the black box of a Turkish private jet that crashed earlier in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the UAE to Istanbul, also recovering 10 bodies from a total of 11 who had been on board.
Black box of Turkish jet crashed in Iran found, 10 bodies recovered
Training to help children who face early childhood trauma is to be offered to all schools in Wales.
Schools trained to help children facing trauma at home
According to a new study, the level of empathy we display may not be a result of our experiences and upbringing alone but also genetic. Researchers from Cambridge studied and made this novel discovery that appeared in the latest issue of the journal Translational Psychiatry, according to infoglitz.com.
We may be genetically wired to be empathic

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