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With Support from Pershing Square and Alfred P. Sloan Foundations, New Research Finds that Behavioral ‘Nudges’ Offer a Cost-Effective Policy Tool

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06/08/2017
The new study, which examined the cost-effectiveness of nudges and typical intervention strategies like financial incentives side-by-side, found that nudges often yield particularly high returns at a low cost when it comes to boosting retirement...
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A New MIT-Led Simons Foundation Collaboration Aims to Understand Basic Principles and Laws of Microbial Ecosystems

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05/30/2017
Model microorganisms grown in pure cultures have been the basis of biological research for many decades — open a cell biology textbook and almost everything you will find has been discovered in yeast or E. coli lab cultures. While this speaks to the...
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Carnegie Among Funders of STEM Learning Ecosystems, 17 Regional Partnerships Focused on STEM Education Pathways Added

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05/25/2017
The STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative, launched by the STEM Funders Network, has grown to encompass 54 regional Ecosystems that are making a significant impact on STEM education and workforce development. Seventeen Ecosystems joined the group...

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