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The Carmilla Movie Trailer Is Here to Break Your Brain and Set Your Heart on Fire

If, on Saturday, you heard what you thought was the sound of a thousand queer humans shouting and then crashing to the floor as they fainted away …

Lesbian

Mayor welcomes trans troops kicked out of military to serve in police force

A Mayor in Texas has welcomed any transgender troops kicked out of the military following Trump’s ban, saying they can serve in the police …

How to Talk With Religious Conservatives About LGBT Rights

Discussing LGBT rights in conservative religious communities can be particularly challenging, both for people who are newly out and for those of us …

LGBTQI

Are gay rights about protecting a minority or about privacy?

Back when homosexuality was still listed in psychiatric manuals as a mental disorder, Karen Hooker decided to study the mental differences between …

LGBTQI

LGBTQ groups fear Tennessee bill would roll back civil rights

LGBTQ groups fear a bill in Tennessee, passed by the state legislature, could bring discrimination and weaken same-sex marriage or other civil rights …

LGBTQI

To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics

The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to …

Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy

Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. If passed, utilities that use wind …

Houston, we have power: Space-based solar power could be the final frontier in renewable energy

Solar power harnessed from outer space could be the key to humanity’s survival<p>Critics of the 2002 James Bond film “Die Another Day” decried its over-reliance on über-tech, even by 007 standards. Think sonic agitator rings for shattering bullet-proof glass, and an invisible Aston Martin that might …

Renewable Energy

Despite the hype, batteries aren't the cheapest way to store energy on the grid

<i>The Australian government is reviewing our electricity market to make sure it can provide secure and reliable power in a rapidly changing world.</i> …

Clean Energy

Off-grid solar to help Myanmar bring electricity to all by 2030

In a country where only 16% of rural homes have power a government-led scheme is bringing electricity to thousands of villages<p>Four feet in length, of aggressive disposition, and deadly poisonous: you don’t want to stand on a Russell’s viper in the dark. Especially if there’s no antivenom for miles …

Off-grid

Video: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Super Game Boy, But Were Afraid To Ask

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Retrogaming

What to say if your child asks 'what's the point of maths?'

As a parent, or even teacher, you are likely to have been asked the question: "What's the point of maths?"<p>This is often followed by: "When will I …

Stop blaming teachers for falling results and give them the trust and time to actually teach

News that there we have slipped further behind in global rankings in maths and science in our schools has brought the usual responses from the usual suspects. The federal minister for education Simon Birmingham says that “he is embarrassed” at the “appalling results”.<p>He says this has nothing to do …

Education

9 College Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities

ADHD, dyslexia, or autism can qualify you for some extra financial help.<p>More than 6 million young Americans—about 13% of students—have been diagnosed …

Autism

A clean energy transition is already happening, but it is at risk

The transition to a low carbon economy is already happening, but is at risk when residents of Australia’s capital go to the polls in local elections<p>The transition to a low carbon economy is already happening … in the Australian Capital Territory, where the local Labor government has legislated for …

Renewable Energy

Sundar Pichai explains why Google is focusing hard on India

Today is a big day for Google for two reasons. Firstly, it's the company's 18th birthday, so it can now legally vote and smoke. Secondly, and possibly more importantly, it just held a massive event in India where it unveiled a bunch of new products relevant to the country including YouTube Go, new …

Android News

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

<i>First published in The Hechinger Report</i> A few years ago I was speaking to a group of parents whose children had just started Hampshire College. A father asked a question that was on many minds: "How can your college be rigorous without grading student work?" Before I could respond, another parent …

Pedagogy

This Solar Car Charges Itself While It’s Parked On The Street

The $13,000 Sion gets enough energy from the sun that it can drive 18 miles a day–more than the average driver needs.<p>If the battery runs out on a new electric car when you aren’t near a power outlet–in the middle of the wilderness on a camping trip, for example–all you have to do is wait: The car …

No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system

In Finland children don’t start school until they are seven, but what happens before that is even more important<p>It’s a warm September afternoon in the Kallio district of Helsinki. Out in the Franzenia daycare centre playground, groups of four- and five-year-olds roam contentedly. “Would you like an …

Education

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …