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Investigating College Admission

Despite the considerable turbulence in the Department of Justice (DOJ), one might wonder how the admission practices of a small number of America’s colleges have come under scrutiny. In 2018, the DOJ has reportedly launched multiple investigations and it is only April—at this rate, it promises to …

College & University

'Grasshopper' is an app that uses puzzles and quizzes to teach you Javascript

If you've always wanted to create your own website but have felt overwhelmed by the complexity involved with learning a programming language, you …

Quizzes

With this tool, AI could identify new malware as readily as it recognizes cats - MIT Technology Review

From ransomware to botnets, malware takes seemingly endless forms, and it’s forever proliferating. Try as we might, the humans who would defend our …

Artificial Intelligence

Members of Google’s Area 120 want you to learn to code for free

• A team from Google’s Area 120 just released a new app called Grasshopper that will help you learn to code for free.<br>• Similar to language-learning app Duolingo, Grasshopper guides you through learning to code with fun games and quizzes.<br>• The app is totally free with no ads or in-app purchases (at least …

Programming

Raspberry Pi CoderDojo Teaches You To Code With Free Online Training

The official Raspberry Pi Foundation has today published details about signing up for their latest free online course “Start a CoderDojo” to learn …

Raspberry Pi

It's Happening: Drones Will Soon Be Able to Decide Who to Kill

Here's what you need to know.<p>The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using …

Artificial Intelligence

This Toilet Vaporizes Poop To Solve Sanitation Problems http://flip.it/lhrGjj

This Toilet Vaporizes Poop To Solve Sanitation Problems http://flip.it/lhrGjj<p>Updated Apr 15, 2018<p>flip.it<p>Use Evernote to create, collect, and share …

Toilets

This New Device Uses Sunlight to Make Safe Drinking Water Even From The Dead Sea

The world needs this.<p>Using an innovative combination of sunshine and hydrogels, a new device just unveiled by scientists is able to produce clean …

Water

Coconut Golden Milk: A Soothing Beverage With Benefits

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 74<p>Fat 4.5g<p>Carbs 10g<p>Protein 0g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 2<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>74<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total Fat</b> …

Food

'This is the fourth industrial revolution – we need a new curriculum for tomorrow's world'

In my last Tes blog, I argued that we need to engage in a serious, fundamental debate about the education system.<p>I wrote that if we are to prepare …

Education

14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

Wellness

Quitting Facebook? Download your data before you go

What does Facebook know about you? Learn how to download your Facebook data to find out.<p>First, it was Cambridge Analytica. Now, it's the ugly truth memo. What's next?<p>If you are finally ready to quit Facebook once and for all, you should take your data -- all your posts and messages, photos and …

Apps

Worried about what Facebook knows about you? Check out Google

It's more than just Googling yourself.<p>Upset about how much of your data Facebook has? Wait until you see what Google has got on you.<p>Dylan Curran, an information technology consultant, took a look at just what Google knew about him. Even with his experience as a web developer, he was shocked.<p>"I was …

Privacy

JavaScript’s “this” Explained By Starting A High School Band

<b>If you have ever been in a band, had a friend that started a band or seen a corny 80s movie about starting a band, then you can understand the</b> …

JavaScript

Minimum Cost Path Analysis (Python)

Multi-dimensional arrays and Matrices are popular interview topics in programming technical interviews. Although practical applications for such …

Python Programming

How JavaScript works: the rendering engine and tips to optimize its performance

This is post # 11 of the series dedicated to exploring JavaScript and its building components. In the process of identifying and describing the core …

JavaScript

This Couple Died By Assisted Suicide Together. Here’s Their Story

On the last morning of their lives, Charlie and Francie Emerick held hands. The Portland, Ore., couple, married for 66 years and both terminally ill, …

Kaiser Family Foundation

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

What the Rise of Podcasts Tell Us About Learning

If we zoom out from podcasts and consider tech more broadly, it’s clear that something important is going on. Now that we’re all connected with …

Education Technology

How to Start a Flower Garden: 3 Steps for Beginners

Starting a Flower Garden<p>Learn how to start a flower garden with advice from top pros on soil testing, color choices, and planting flowers for …

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

How JavaScript works: The building blocks of Web Workers + 5 cases when you should use them

This is post # 7 of the series dedicated to exploring JavaScript and its building components. In the process of identifying and describing the core …

JavaScript

Learn Plain JavaScript from Top Tutorials for the Past Year (v.2018)

Learn Plain JavaScript from Top Articles for the Past Year (v.2018)<p>Between Jan~Dec 2017, we’ve compared nearly 24,000 JavaScript articles to pick the …

JavaScript

How to Remove Scratches From Your Car Using Products You Have At Home

Another scratch in your car? What a drag. But, get this: using just a few of these ordinary household items could help you get the scratches out, …

Repairs

​Beyond Design Thinking: Why Education Entrepreneurs Need to Think in Systems

For the last few years, design thinking has been in vogue. I’ve worked for three years as a member of the team designing and running +Acumen courses. …

Design

The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. …

UX Design

Tech skills timebomb? Half of schools in England don't offer GCSE computer science as Royal Society warns of generation left behind

A generation of young people risk being locked out of the technology jobs boom of the future as it was revealed more than half of schools across …

Bill Gates

20 innovative edtech projects from around the world

Also available in: Español | Français<p>For the past two decades, I've worked on issues at the intersection of the education and technology sectors in …

Education Technology

5 Things To Know Before Hiking Spain's Camino De Santiago

Who walks 800km across Spain for fun? More than 200,000 pilgrims a year, that’s who.<p>The most popular of Spain‘s hiking routes, the Camino de Santiago …

Hiking