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iPad math app comes with real human tutor

The fifth-grader who just last year was at least one grade behind in math is now a year ahead and helping his classmates. Sebastian Johnson’s grasp and meteoric understanding of math did not happen because of the tutor he met with twice each week.<p>It was, his father Fred said, because of an iPad app …

Meat tax far less unpalatable than government thinks, research finds

People are more likely to back policies to curb meat eating for health and climate reasons, Chatham House survey suggests<p>Taxing meat to simultaneously tackle climate change and improve global health would be far less unpalatable than governments think, according to new research.<p>Meat production …

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Greece is the latest battleground in the financial elite’s war on democracy | George Monbiot

From laissez-faire economics in 18th-century India to neoliberalism in today’s Europe the subordination of human welfare to power is a brutal tradition<p>Greece may be financially bankrupt, but the troika is politically bankrupt. Those who persecute this nation wield illegitimate, undemocratic powers, …

Honey-based mead may curb antibiotic resistance, say makers

Scientists in Sweden are launching their own mead - an alcoholic beverage made from a fermented mix of honey and water - based on old recipes which they say could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.<p>Together with a brewery, the scientists who have long studied bees and their honey, have …

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