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Scientists block breast cancer cells from hiding in bones of mice, prompting hope for human trials

Scientists have successfully blocked breast cancer cells from entering and hiding in the bones of mice, where they can survive chemotherapy treatment.<p>Researchers at Duke University have also devised a method of flushing breast cancer cells out of bone marrow in mice, making them easier to eradicate …

Cancer

Considering how easy it is, cheating in online education is pretty rare

Kids cheat.<p>On quizzes, projects, homework, the SAT. You name it. In a 2013 poll conducted by the school’s student newspaper, 10% of Harvard students admitted to having cheated on an exam at some point, and 42% on an assignment. Detailed research studies exist on the creative cheating tactics of …

Education

United Nations: U.S. Is Failing Women

From health care to wages, America is failing women on every level, according to a new report.<p>Earlier this month, human rights experts from the …

Rights & Freedoms

Shaker Aamer attacks extremism as he tells of joy of Guantánamo release

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held at Guantánamo Bay, has said 14 years of pain were “washed away” in joy and tears the moment he was reunited with his wife. Aamer, 48, returned to the UK in late October, freed from the US military facility in Cuba where he had been held without …

Saudi Arabia

Watch how quick it is to vote in the most advanced democracy on earth, Estonia

In Estonia, it takes voters less than a few minutes to vote for president on their mobile phones. The technology for super-quick electronic voting exists, but its available in only a few countries around in the world.<p>Estonia’s Prime Minister explained in a YouTube video how easy it is to …

Estonia

Turkey " Improves" Education

<b>The Turkish government is determined to make the youth more "devout."</b> (Photo: Anadolu Agency)<p>Systematic Islamist indoctrination in Turkey is becoming …

Afghanistan: 'the real danger now is that the world will forget'

The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, will meet foreign leaders in London on Thursday with little to show for two months in power but with a pressing need to persuade international donors to stay involved as concerns intensify that fragile gains won over 13 years may be lost as most foreign troops …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

Ceasefire fails and preparations for war begin

The shelling of Mariupol, a city on the front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, resumed in earnest at the end of October, just as the country had …

Camp Bucca: The US prison that became the birthplace of Isis

In March 2009, in a wind-swept sliver of Iraq, a sense of uncertainty befell the southern town of Garma, home to one of the Iraq War’s most notorious …

Bilingual babies benefit from learning faster

The benefits of growing up in a bilingual home start early and are broader than previously thought, new research shows. At just six months old, …

Israel slammed for West Bank land expropriation

Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank.<p>Israel announced Sunday that the land in and around the Wadi Fukin valley, would become "state land," clearing the way for the development of a new Israeli settlement. The affected land lies near …

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Everyone Admires China's Great Education System -- Except the Chinese

Conventional wisdom suggests that the Chinese are eating our lunch, in part because of the superiority of their education system. In 2012, the year of the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Shanghai, China led the rankings, followed by other Asian nations with very …

Education

Teen Drivers: Distracted and Dangerous, A New Report Finds

Teens represented the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of a fatal crash and 57 percent of those killed were the teen drivers themselves.<p>Those are among the findings of a new report released earlier this week by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a …

China struggles with mental health problems of 'left-behind' children

Yes, it is just a simple stuffed toy. But put it into a child's arms and watch as he pretends to feed it, talks to it, even crowns it as a monarch. First, it gives him security; then it allows him to role-play and develop social skills.<p>Chinese authorities hope tips like these, included in a book …

Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

CAIRO (AP) — The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an …

Educate, Engage and Excite Your Audience

Don’t leave one of these out. Let’s take a look at all three and see how you might use them to communicate effectively, whether it’s for a one-on-one business proposal or a presentation to your department.<p><b>Educate</b><p><i>Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have</i> …

Education for the World We Want (Part 1)

How does a society that teaches preschoolers to play well, share toys and not hit raise highly educated leaders to justify revenge, invade countries and develop weapons to kill?<p>In countries such as the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom, education is highly valued and the golden rules of …

Education

How does the internet really work?

Upload a photo or send an email, and what happens next? BBC Factomania has a two-minute guide to the lightning-speed journey that happens as soon as you press click.<p>There are over 300 million images uploaded to Facebook every day, and over 5 billion gigabytes of material on the web in total, but …

Internet of Things

Easy Steps to Help Improve Your Child's Bad Grades

Every parent wants their child to be successful at school and to thrive academically. Sometimes children come home with bad grades and report cards …

Why you don't remember being a baby: Study examines infantile amnesia

Researchers believe they are closer to discovering why adults cannot remember the first few years of childhood, after a study found the increased …

Diesel car drivers 'betrayed' as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution

As Britain is sued by the European Commission for breaching pollution limits, drivers of diesel motor vehicles are warned that they face higher costs<p>More than 10 million motorists who were “betrayed and misled” into buying diesel cars have been warned that they face higher costs as the European …

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.<p>This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising …

Medical crisis in Gaza as conflict endures

Patients being treated on the floor, because emergency rooms are overcrowded, medical sources say. Medicines running low. And, according to a Health Ministry spokesman, fuel shortages such that only half the available ambulances can run and the generators powering lights in hospitals might only …

US farmer drops iPhone in grain bin, gets it back from Japan

An intrepid iPhone went on an accidental journey across the sea after getting sucked into a grain elevator, but a happy ending was in order.<p>Losing a smartphone can be a traumatic experience, but often you have hope that it will turn up if you look in the right places. When Oklahoma farmer Kevin …

Kayaking

Rockets fired at Israeli nuclear plant as threat of invasion rises

Gaza suffered one of its bloodiest days in recent years, with at least 22 people, including nine children and six women, killed in airstrikes in day two of Israel's Operation Protective Edge<p>Hamas militants launched a salvo of missiles at Israel's main nuclear facility on Wednesday night, raising …

Israel