A child's reading progression isn't based on age, so you need to know what stage your child is up to in order to help them. Image credit: ShutterstockLearning to read is a complicated process and parents often wonder if their child is developing reading abilities at the rate they “should”. Research agrees, however, that reading (and writing) is very much a developmental process, which can look very different for different children, regardless of their age.
Amateur athletes are competitive and they are always looking for an advantage even if it isn't their careers, so it is no surprise that supplement stores are filled with promises of gains.Nitrate supplements, claiming to improve the efficiency at which muscles use oxygen, have been popular for years, but do they work? A new study says they may increase performance--they decrease the viscosity of blood, aiding in blood flow, while at the same time ensuring that tissue oxygen
An international team of scientists, headed by Dr Darach Watson of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, has used the X-ray instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope along with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array to observe A1689-zD1 – one of the youngest and most distant galaxies ever found. Dr Watson and his colleagues were surprised [...]
Last week, the Fossil Calibration Database was launched. We spoke to Dr. Dan Ksepka, one of the leads on the project about it –“A team of over twenty paleontologists, molecular biologists, programmers, and computer scientists spent the last four years designing and testing the database and collecting data on over 120 key fossil calibrations spread [&hellip
How much better at explaining your research would you be after learning improv from Alan Alda? The New York Times has a profile of one of the classes at Stony Brook's Center for Communicating Science, and how improv has gone from being a quirk to an essential class. Read more...