Study: Teen recovery from substance abuse includes increase in spirituality. Note that this is correlation, not causation. The researchers are not saying that just getting into spirituality will help a teen recover from substance abuse. But neither is it true that it doesn’t matter what one believes.
Was teaching assistant Margaret Voyko simply wronged? Is there more to the story? The Catholic university should have treated her better, but she was difficult to assist.
How seriously should we take brain-based learning in schools? It’s worth noting that the approach of the conference is apt to be materialistic, in the sense of making no distinction between the mind and the brain. If you think that these are messages children need to hear, then you will probably like this conference.
A handy resource for learning (and teaching) science media literacy. Science teachers: Have you ever had a student come running up to tell you about a science news story headlined: Researcher: I am pretty sure there is life on that planet! Or, much more difficult, “Study shows dramatic improvement in ovarian cancer,”—and the student’s mother has it.