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Daily marijuana use among US college students highest since 1980
(University of Michigan) Daily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014.

What is a 'complete breakfast'? (video)
(American Chemical Society) It's the most important meal of the day. Or is it? Breakfast has been the topic of much debate. For years, we were told to eat a complete breakfast. But what does that even mean? Should a complete breakfast include eggs, or should you avoid them altogether? Does any of this apply to brunch? We settle all of your breakfast concerns in our latest Reactions video. Fire up the toaster, and watch it here: https://youtu.be/837yGlLsHVY.

Gene leads to nearsightedness when kids read
(Columbia University Medical Center) Vision researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other 'nearwork.'

Dialect influences Appalachian students' experiences in college
(North Carolina State University) NC State linguist says language diversity isn't always celebrated on campus and calls dialect the 'last acceptable personal trait to make fun of.'

Top university teacher influencing how high school physics will be taught
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Meera Chandrasekhar, a professor of physics at the University of Missouri, received a $5 million multi-year grant from the NSF to address science instruction challenges. She developed a hands-on physics course for ninth graders designed to give them a better chance at being successful in higher-level science courses. The handheld tablet and computer-based curriculum application modules called 'Exploring Physics' were developed through this grant and have just become available for instructors and students.

Can you avoid hangovers after heavy drinking?
(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be 'no' and 'no' according to new research presented the ECNP conference in Amsterdam.

Four-day school week can improve academic performance, study finds
(Georgia State University) Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University.

Massive study reports challenges in reproducing published psychology findings
(University of Virginia) University of Virginia psychology professor Brian Nosek and an international team of researchers conducted a major review of the findings of 100 psychology studies. Less than half could be reproduced.

Researchers receive $3.5 million to improve students' classroom behaviors
(University of Missouri-Columbia) University of Missouri researchers have received nearly $3.5 million from the US Department of Education over four years to evaluate an intervention that promotes social and emotional skills for students who exhibit challenging classroom behaviors. The intervention, Self-Monitoring Training and Regulation Strategy (STARS), is a self-management and mindfulness skills program for fifth-grade students who regularly display disruptive and challenging behaviors in the classroom.

New survey examines racial and ethnic differences in technology use by millennials
(NORC at the University of Chicago) A new study conducted by the Media Insight Project found that while the similarities to the rest of their generation are numerous, there are some distinct differences in the way that Hispanic and African American Millennials use technology to access news and information.

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