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Scientific Papers and Retractions

NPR recently featured two stories about problems with the publication histories of scientific research articles. Scientific Retractions on the Rise details some of the problems of published articles that were later retracted by the journals where they appeared due to

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Community College Completion Rates

A recent study by Sacramento State University finds that 70% of students who enroll in California’s community colleges never transfer to a university or complete their Associate’s degree; the percentage is higher for black and Latino students. Low college completion

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Social Life on the Web

The LA Times recently featured two articles about social life online: Surprise! The Twitter Me is Not the Real Me and Teenage Social Media Butterflies Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea.”Be sure to check the second article for links

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Research: Medical Marijuana

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California San Diego recently released a report of their studies on the effectiveness of marijuana as a treatment for various medical conditions. Read the CMCR Report to the Legislature &

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Research: Status of the Teaching Profession

The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, a non-profit organization whose sponsors include the California State University and University of California systems, recently published a report on the status of teaching in California. The report concludes that the

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Research: Radiation from CT scans

The scholarly journal Archives of Internal Medicine has published two empirical research articles assessing cancer risks from widely-used “computed tomographic” or CT scans. The authors conclude that approximately 29,000 future cancers could be related to CT scans performed in the

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