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This iPhone 6 Plus case promises to actually play Game Boy games

Up until now we’ve seen Game Boy emulators and accessories created for the iPhone, but this is something else entirely: a Nintendo Game Boy-compatible case for the iPhone 6 Plus, which actually runs real Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges.<p>Sound too good to be true? Well it is, sort of. …

iPhone

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

For this kind of transformation to work, leaders have to work cooperatively with everyone in the school and broader community. Often districts start …

Study: Melting Greenland ice sheet is rapidly slowing the Gulf Stream

The Northern Hemisphere winter of 2014-15 was the warmest on record globally, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But …

Global Warming

What Makes Americans So Optimistic?

Why the U.S. tends to look on the bright side<p>For centuries, visitors to the United States have been struck by the boundless optimism of its people. Recent research bears out the stereotype, confirming that Americans really are more hopeful about the future than their peers in other wealthy nations. …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Geoengineering: Energy efficient method using salt water to cool planet identified

Rayleigh Jet technique could help offset the effects of carbon emissions<p>A study into reversible geoengineering method to offset rising global …

McDonald's Is Losing America

This missed analysts' expectations for a 1.7% decline.<p>In the US, the story was even worse for the fast-food giant as same-store sales fell 4.6%.<p>To the right is the staggering chart showing the collapse in US same-store sales over the past five years.<p>Same-store sales represent sales at all …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

NYU Professor: The Digital Age Is Destroying The US Middle Class And There's Little Hope For Reversing The Cycle

NYU business school professor and consultant Scott Galloway believes US society is telling itself a lie: That technology is good for everyone.<p>He believes that the "digital age" has clear winners and clear losers.<p>The winners are the global middle class, the abject poor, and the über-rich.<p>Galloway …