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Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

Glyphosate

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Income Inequality

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Research Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It?

A new peer-reviewed meta-analysis of 328 studies performed over the past 50 years finds “strong positive results” for a style of teaching known as …

Pedagogy

2018: A Year to Begin New Shifts | Inc.com

A century ago, most Americans lived much like people in ancient times. As Robert Gordon explains in <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, few had indoor plumbing, electricity or an automobile. Everyday chores, such as cooking a meal or washing yourself could take hours of backbreaking labor just to …

Innovation

You Can Take These 8,000 College and University Courses For Free

College is expensive. In recent years several universities and colleges around the world have started offering some of their courses for free. Over …

College & University

The Tor Project announces a more secure generation of onion services

While some people still associate the Tor anonymity network solely with the criminal elements of the dark web, it’s increasingly being used by …

Privacy

A philosopher ponders the death of the American dream

Philosopher Richard Reeves has come to a harsh conclusion about inequality in the US. “America has a meritocratic market but an unfair society,” he writes in the book <i>Dream Hoarders,</i> published earlier this year.<p>In Reeves’s view, the US is now a relatively “fair” society for people 25 and older. …

Education

New York Times goes dark, launches .onion site only accessible through Tor

<i>The New York Times</i> today announced it was launching an “experiment in secure communication,” on the the dark web, only accessible through TOR (The Onion Router).<p>As <i>The Times</i> says:<p>The New York Times reports on stories all over the world, and our reporting is read by people around the world. Some …

DARPA Scientists Unveil Brain Device That Boosts Learning by 40 Percent

A brain device that can increase learning by up to 40 percent has been revealed by scientists funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency …

200 universities just launched 560 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are …

Online Education

Edited Embryos Mean U.S. Scientists Have Passed a Major Milestone

For the first time ever, researchers here have created genetically modified human embryos.<p>By now, most of us know what CRISPR gene editing is. At the very least, we have heard of this revolutionary technology that allows us to alter DNA — the source code of life itself. One day, CRISPR could allow …

Genetics
Education Technology

The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment.

Imagine you’re settling in to enjoy an article on-line or in your favorite print newspaper and you come across this headline:<p><i>U.S. Schools Ranked Low Internationally</i>!<p>Or<p><i>Out of X Countries, U.S. Places Far From the Top in Math</i>!<p>You feel embarrassed.<p>Soon that embarrassment turns to anger.<p>Sweat starts to …

Education

Letting Students Succeed as Themselves

Getting a New Perspective<p>During four months this spring I had the honor of working with teachers in several schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. I use …

Pedagogy

How young Americans are set to change the US forever

<b>Older white Americans still hold most of the economic and political power in the US. But the great ethnic diversity of younger generations means that change is coming.</b><p>America's workforce, politics and place on the world stage will soon be changed forever.<p>So great and so rapid are the shifts in the …

Demographics

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6 PD Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

<b>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</b><br>Extroversion is overvalued in American culture and overrepresented in positions of …

Pedagogy