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Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire …

How to rein in drone nightmares

<b>(CNN) —</b> One day, not long ago, as I began to relax on a sparsely populated beach in California, I was startled when a drone came close to me. I'm not alone in sighting recreational drones. They are beginning to dot the skies, and along the way, grounding firefighting aircraft and endangering …

FAA

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high.<p>Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one …

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Neurophilosophy

Serena Williams wins prestigious Cincy title in key U.S. Open warmup

The American legend couldn't find a better way to head into the U.S. Open than winning another big tournament.<p>A match between the two top players in the world is supposed to be competitive, especially when it occurs in a final. And that was indeed the case Sunday, as Serena Williams topped Simona …

ISIS Blows Up Roman-Era Temple in Syrian City of Palmyra

DAMASCUS, Syria — ISIS militants on Sunday blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, said Maamoun Abdul Karim, the country's antiquities chief.<p>The temple bombing would be the first time that the insurgents, who control large parts of …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …