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Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

• They motivate students by convincing them they can succeed and have a better life through working hard in school.<br>• They keep order, so the students are not distracted from learning.<br>• They have the students study hard for many long hours, with a long school day, a long school week (some school on …

Personalized Learning

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

U.S. man held in immigration detention for more than three years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Davino Watson languished in a detention center in Buffalo, New York, for 3-1/2 years awaiting deportation on orders from immigration authorities. The only problem: Watson is an American citizen.<p>Now the Jamaican-born Watson, released in 2011, is suing the U.S. government and a …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …

Surveillance

Attempts to stay anonymous on the web will only put the NSA on your trail

When searching for an adjective to describe our comprehensively surveilled networked world – the one bookmarked by the NSA at one end and by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and co at the other – "Orwellian" is the word that people generally reach for.<p>But "Kafkaesque" seems more appropriate. The term is …

Just who exactly benefits from a minimum wage hike? Take a look

President Obama stood in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday after Republicans blocked a minimum wage hike bill and argued that "they prevented a raise for 28 million hardworking Americans."<p>That number sounded high -- a lot higher than ones Republican lawmakers used as they voted against …

State-by-state differences in Obamacare enrollment could affect rates

WASHINGTON — Sign-ups for insurance through President Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online marketplaces, according to a government report released Thursday that shows consumers flocked to coverage in some states but not in others.<p>These differences …

The Grommet Launches Wholesale Platform To Bridge The Gap Between Makers And Retailers

For independent retailers, one big challenge can be in finding new, unique products to put on store shelves, and establishing a relationship with the makers of these products. That’s where a new wholesale shop from The Grommet comes in.<p>What’s The Grommet? It’s a product launch platform and …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory Finally Exposed

Imagine you are the leader of a powerful country. Let's call it the Bunited Spates of Flamerica. Your people are becoming unruly and generally suspicious, and some of them are starting to unravel the complex plots your government has enacted over the years, like that time you pretended to go to the …

Chemtrails

The Unhappy Truth About Ukraine

For now, there’s nothing that can or will be done to stop Russia from playing ugly games with its non-NATO neighbors. But in the long term, Moscow …

The artificial leaf that could power the world

As Daniel Nocera gazed down on one of his experiments in what has come to be known as the "holy grail" of energy research, his response was to shrug:<p>"Oh, that can't be right."<p>It was a glass of tap water with a thumb-sized strip of silicon floating in it. When he held the glass up to the light, the …

U.S. plane spotted in Tehran?

Photos show an American corporate airplane on a runway in Iran, where U.S. businesses are prevented from doing business because of sanctions. What is it doing there? CNN's Suzanne Malveaux investigates.

White House seeks legal immunity for firms that hand over customer data

The White House has asked legislators crafting competing reforms of the National Security Agency to provide legal immunity for telecommunications firms that provide the government with customer data, the Guardian has learned.<p>In a statement of principles privately delivered to lawmakers some weeks …