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A Man's Model Train Hobby Becomes an Artistic Obsession in This Quirky Short Doc

There are hobbies, and then there are lifelong obsessions. Andrew Wilcox’s short documentary <i>Some Kind of Quest</i> introduces us to Northlandz, an …

Education in Kerala to be revamped: Education Minister C Raveendranath

<b>Thiruvananthapuram:</b> The Kerala government on Thursday said it has plans to revamp the education system in the state to boost quality of students …

Chinese Students Are Throwing Textbooks Off Roofs to Protest Their Insanely Difficult Final Exam

The gaokao, which means "big test" in Mandarin, is so stressful that China's education bureau has implemented a ban on students tearing up textbooks between exams.<p>In around a week, China's 10 million high school seniors will take the National College Entrance Exam—known as the <i>gaokao</i>. Every year, …

Wearable Technology Expected to Increase in Classrooms at Accelerated Rate Over Four Years

A new report from Research and Markets took a look at the projected growth of classroom wearable technology in the U.S. classroom over the next four …

University Gender Gap Begins As Early As Year Nine, New Research Suggests

The growing problem is proving a challenge for universities.<p>John Cumming via Getty Images<p>Girls as young as 13 are more likely to believe going to …

College & University

University lecturers threaten marking boycott in pay dispute

<b>University lecturers are threatening a marking and work-setting boycott in the autumn term in an escalation of their dispute with employers over pay.</b><p>The University College Union has also pledged to disrupt open days and graduations if it is not settled.<p>The row, which led to a two-day walkout last …

This Is How China Preps for the Big Test

Hu Huifeng, an 18-year-old high school senior from China’s Jiangxi province, is on a strict regimen. Seven days a week she rises by 6 a.m. for a day …

Spice Up Your Guitar Solos Using Melodic Intervals [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Nearly every lead guitar player has found themselves in a soloing rut every once in a while, and that might have more to do with …

These 9 free apps help every student hit Common Core Standards

Scaffold Common Core standards for students with these educator-picked appsAs schools everywhere shift to the Common Core, teachers are now realizing …

10 Interesting Facts about Daily Life at a Japanese School that May Surprise You! – Japan Info

Japan is the land of many surprises. A lot of people describe the country as “different to what they’re used to”, to say the least, and many unique …

3D printed teaching aids enhance education for visually impaired students

Jun 5, 2016 | By Kira<p>New research from the 3D printing Lab at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (<b>KIST</b>) has revealed that 3D printed tactile …

Indian students are not as poorly educated as you think—they’re even worse

Humanities student Ruby Rai scored a commendable 444 marks out of 500—a 90% score—topping this year’s Class 12 exams conducted by the education board of the northern Indian state of Bihar.<p>As it usually happens with such academic toppers, the media promptly arrived at her residence in Bihar’s …

India

Saudi Arabia draft reform plan approved by economic council

Proposal will go before the cabinet on Monday and wider details of Vision 2030 reforms expected to be announced<p>Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Plan, a pivotal element of the Vision 2030 reforms announced in April by deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, will be put before the cabinet for …

Atheist group in Kenya tests boundaries of religious tolerance

P. Pratap Kumar, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The disquiet among some in Kenya over the registration and formal recognition of an atheist organisation, Atheists in Kenya, raises a number issues.<p>The first one is about the constitution of Kenya, the second about religious tolerance and the third is …

Iowa governor attempting to impose Christianity as state government’s religion, say rights groups

Advocates for the separation of church and state are acting swiftly to scuttle a plan by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to flood the state’s 99 …

Iowa

Saudi Arabia is expanding its anti-Iran strategy far beyond the Middle East

Since Salman came to power early last year, and Tehran struck a nuclear deal with world powers, Riyadh has adjusted its strategy for countering the efforts of its Shi'ite Muslim rival to build influence in Africa, Asia and even Latin America.<p>Most notably, the Sunni power has used Muslim networks to …

Chronic stroke patients safely recover after injection of human stem cells

Injecting specially prepared human adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved safe and effective in restoring motor …

Satellites ​help​ track down sulfur dioxide we didn’t know existed

Emissions of sulfur dioxide — a toxic gas with a nasty smell — are regulated and monitored in the U.S., but they can easily go underreported in other …

Track Down

Arctic could become ice-free for first time in more than 100,000 years, claims leading scientist

The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist has …

The US is still dumping some of its toxic e-waste overseas

<b>This story was reported in partnership with EarthFix</b><p>Think of how many electronic gadgets and appliances you’ve gotten rid of in the last few years — everything from Fitbits to laptops to old TVs. It’s probably a lot, as the number of these things in our lives explodes and their life-cycles get …

Hong Kong

Bionic leaf converts energy from our sun better than nature does

Researchers at Harvard have created a device that mimics the natural process of photosynthesis, taking solar energy and converting it into chemical …

Clean Energy

1 Million+ Electric Cars Are Now on the World’s Roads

In 2015, the number of electric cars on the road globally passed the one million threshold for the first time.<p>The rapid growth of the industry means …

Electric Vehicles

Value of eco crimes soars by 26% with devastating impacts on natural world

Environmental crime is now the world’s fourth biggest crime and is a growing threat to security and natural resources, say UN and Interpol<p>The value of the black market industry behind crimes such as ivory smuggling, illegal logging and toxic waste dumping has jumped by 26% since 2014 to between …

‘Which tree would you like to be?’: Biodegradable coffins could turn cemeteries into forests

“Which tree would you like to be?”<p>That is the question being asked by Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel, who have created a coffin …

Myeloid Leukemia

Leonid Bershidsky: Despite huge investments, renewable energy isn’t winning

For hydrocarbon doomsayers, there’s good news and bad news. In 2015, there were record investments in renewable energy, and record capacity was …

Chile Is Producing So Much Solar Power, It's Giving It Away For Free

I would like some solar, please.<p>Market forces often produce strange quirks in the economic system, like the one we're seeing in Chile this year: the …

Renewable Energy