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From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

After some 10,000 online tutorials in 10 years, Sal Khan still starts most days at his office desk in Silicon Valley, recording himself solving math problems for his Khan Academy YouTube channel.<p>"OK, let F of X equal A times X to the N plus," he says cheerfully as he begins his latest.<p>Khan Academy …

Teaching

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig review – one man’s battle with depression

A timely memoir of mental illness reads as a highly personal and creative response to crisis<p>With one in five people now suffering from depression at some point in their lives, the miasma that lingers over public discussions of mental health seems increasingly anachronistic, and makes books like …

Bruce Springsteen Details Massive ‘The River’ Box Set

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>The Ties That Bind</i>, the new documentary on the creation of Bruce Springsteen’s landmark album <i>The River</i>, will premiere on HBO on Friday, …

Simple Mindsets To Make You Happier Every Day

Our mindset influences every single aspect of our life, so it’s important to be conscious of how we’re thinking and what we believe about the world. …

How Will We Get Off Mars?

We know how to get to Mars. We know how to land on Mars. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to leave.<p>When NASA engineers look at Mars, they see a planet-sized Venus flytrap.<p>It lures us with the promise of scientific discovery—but the moment we land there, gravity and a harsh climate will …

Chinese Scientists Engineer Teeny Tiny Pigs To Sell As Pets

Also for medical research<p>So-called "teacup pigs" are marketed as cute, conveniently sized pets, but when they grow up, their owners are often surprised when they balloon to their adult weight of hundreds of pounds. Now, scientists at BGI in Shenzhen, China are using cutting-edge genetic …

Pets

'Geniuses' Revealed

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates is among this year’s 24 recipients of “genius” grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.<p><i>The Atlantic</i>’s Ta-Nehisi Coates is among this year’s 24 recipients of “genius” grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.<p>“When I first got …

University of Chicago

Water on Mars: Nasa reveals briny flows on surface - as it happened

Nasa confirm discovery of summer watery flows on planet’s surface down cliffs and crater walls raising odds of finding life on red planet<p>6.08pm BST<p>We’re going to close out our live coverage of today’s Mars water announcement with an audio clip from Nasa’s Dr Jim Green. Speaking at the press …

Opinion: I Have No Idea What's Going On In Destiny

No really, what is all this stuff?<p>At launch I played Destiny pretty casually. I sped through the campaign, did some standard grinding (up to around …

Kanye West Turns ‘808s & Heartbreak’ Into High Art at Hollywood Bowl

Friday night at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, Kanye West let his music speak loudest, leading a rare performance of his 2008 opus <i>808s & Heartbreak</i>, an …

What If the Answer Isn't College but Longer High School?

Students attend P-Tech programs in New York for six years. They can leave with a high-school diploma, an associate’s degree, and a chance to work for IBM.<p>Few 18-year-olds can say that they earn more than $50,000 a year work­ing at a <i>For­tune</i> 500 com­pany in New York City. Rad­cliffe Sad­dler can.<p>The …

High School

Ecuador's President Used Millions Of Dollars Of Public Funds To Censor Critical Online Videos

Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has seen leaked documents that reveal Rafael Correa used the intelligence budget to delete content critical of him and the first lady from YouTube, Facebook, and other sites.<p>The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, used millions of dollars from his country's intelligence …