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IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.<p>The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.<p>Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of …

IQ

Bill Gates Is Gifting This To Every College Graduate

If you’re graduating college this spring, Bill Gates has a free gift for you.<p>Yes, that Bill Gates.<p>It’s his go-to gift, so consider it a friendly gesture.<p>You probably have a lot on your mind now: starting your new job, preparing for graduate school, paying off student loans, building credit and …

Bill Gates

Five things Betsy DeVos seemed to be unaware of — or wouldn’t address — during Senate hearing

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It may well be that the question Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heard the most from senators at Tuesday’s hearing before a Senate subcommittee was this: Why aren’t you directly answering my question?<p>DeVos …

The College Dropout Problem

America has a college dropout problem. For all the talk of college costs and whether students can even afford to go to college, we’ve tended to skip past an equally crucial question—whether students who make it to campus are graduating with a useful credential. The sad reality is that far too many …

College & University

Parents to blame for science and maths skills gap because they put children off the subjects, industry leader warns

Parents are to blame for the science and maths skills gap because they put children off the subjects, an industry leader has warned.<p>Mothers and fathers who make negative remarks such as “I hate maths” are discouraging youngsters from pursuing the subjects, according to David Lakin, who is head of …

How to optimise your brain for exam season

As June arrives, seemingly towing sunshine with it, spare a moment’s thought for the nation’s young people currently holed up in their bedrooms battling through exam season.<p>As they are nose deep in revision notes and guides (and most probably any number of WhatsApp groups) parents are downstairs …

Teacher says school's transgender name policy goes against his religious beliefs

INDIANAPOLIS — A teacher is fighting for his job after he says the district forced him to resign over its transgender student policy.<p>John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School in Indiana, said the school district's requirement that teachers call transgender students by their …

A class of 8th graders were given bulletproof shields before starting high school to protect them from shootings

A class of eighth-graders graduating middle school have been given bulletproof shields as gifts to prepare them for potential mass shootings when they get to high school.<p>The students at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, were given 10-inch by 12-inch ballistic shields to …

Long-term education causing short-sightedness

The more years you spend in full-time education, the more short-sighted you are likely to be, according to a large UK study.<p>June 7, 2018<p>Produced and …

CPS sex abuse scandal decades in the making

It is big of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to apologize for the sexual violence endured by hundreds of CPS students at the hands of school employees.<p>But this …

The Search for Diverse Schools That Perform

As debates about integrated classrooms roil New York City, a charter school on the Upper West Side offers lessons<p>As New York City parents debate proposals to increase diversity at public schools on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, one example of integration is Success Academy, a charter school that …

Manhattan

Chinese police seize one lakh wireless devices in crackdown against cheaters in Gaokao exams

Nearly 9.8 million Chinese high school students will appear for the Gaokao exams Thursday which is deemed the most important competitive test in …

Have students make videos to show their thinking, learning, feelings, thoughts, or ideas!

Show Thinking with Video Guest Blog Post by Marcia Carrillo The “Video Secret” to student learning can be achieved by providing the opportunity of …

Increasing remedial education in college shows pitfalls in higher graduation rates

Despite rising high school graduation rates, the percentage of students tracked into remedial courses in college is high, according to a new report …

Ed Burke to create hotline for victims of sex abuse at Chicago Public Schools

Watch for Ald. <b>Edward Burke</b> (14) to create a hotline for parents and schoolchildren in his ward who may have experienced the nightmare of sex abuse …

How Russia is using international students as a weapon in the new Cold War

Russia is a top destination for international students and the most popular place for students from former Soviet countries to study. The country …

Sam Harris and the ideology of reason

There’s lot’s that has been said in the last couple of days about Sam Harris, and not much to say about Charles Murray, race, and IQ that hasn’t …

Former Playboy model gives emotional account of alleged affair with Trump, apologizes to Melania

By Eli Rosenberg and<p>Eli Rosenberg<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Beth Reinhard<p>Beth Reinhard<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Former Playboy model Karen McDougal spoke on camera for the first time about the 10-month affair she says she had with …

Donald Trump

Dow sheds as much as 586 points as Trump says steel and aluminum tariffs coming next week

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks sank sharply in another dizzying day of trading after President Donald Trump promised stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, which investors feared could lead to retaliation by other countries and higher inflation.<p>The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 36 points, or …

New, 'Exotic State of Matter' Found Far Below Freezing

Explainer<p>By creating atoms within atoms, the new research marks an exciting time in quantum physics.<p>Crucial to the properties of matter, atoms are widely known as the building blocks of the universe. Harking back to your grade school science classes, you might remember atoms are made up of …

Hubble Space Telescope

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio …

Black Holes

Microsoft's Project Scorpio returns as a special Xbox One X for preorders

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3, and now it’s allowing consumers to preorder the console today ahead of its release on November 7th. Just like the Xbox One Day One Edition, Microsoft is also creating a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition. Priced at …

Practical to spectacle: how Britain's appetite for cooking shows is changing

As Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain returns to screens, <b>Emine Saner</b> looks at how food programmes have fared over the years<p>The main ingredient in the BBC’s new cooking competition show seems to be hugs. And the main giver and receiver of those hugs is Nadiya Hussain. At one point Zoe Ball, Hussain’s …

How did Elvis Presley die? Myth and legend explored as ‘The King’ is remembered 40 years on

<b>Elvis Presley is a modern musical hero. He is pretty much credited with creating rock n roll, gave birth to the idea of super-stardom and rocked the</b> …

Why You Can Still Develop Food Allergies as an Adult

If you have children, you know that protecting them against food allergies is a big concern these days. Such a big concern that doctors recommend treatment against allergies start in utero. (Current research suggests expectant mothers load up on peanuts five times a week or more during pregnancy in …

Food Allergies

The rise of the very short model

Last September, J.Crew assembled a cast of characters for its New York Fashion Week showcase who were “real people,” meaning people who were not …

Ready for Bake Off? These are the big baking trends you can expect to see

According to a leading supermarket.<p>As we await the much-anticipated start of Bake Off, when it makes its debut with a brand new judging line-up on …

27 Books Every Foodie Needs In Their Library

The most delicious novels, memoirs, and collections about food.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Books

The Kardashian Decade: How a Sex Tape Led to a Billion-Dollar Brand

In 2007, an L.A. family's unvarnished docuseries launched on E!, and reality television, female body image, social media and, above all, the economy …

Google says its service disruption issue resolved

(Reuters) - Some of Alphabet Inc's Google services including, Admin Console, Calendar and Hangouts, suffered some service disruption on Thursday but the outages have now been resolved, according to Google service status page.<p>The status page also said that "the problem with Google Drive should be …