If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.
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The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians. A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top
The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic
Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better. Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a
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
After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness
Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study. After
The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered
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A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics. A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once. The theory