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How the BBC Women Are Working Toward Equal Pay

When Carrie Gracie discovered that her salary was lower than that of her male peers, she blamed herself. But wage disparities are a social problem with far-reaching effects.<p>The first weeks of July, 2017, were especially intense for Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s China editor. She travelled seven thousand …

Rating the big smartphone makers at MWC 2018

Greetings from snowy Barcelona. Sure we’ve still got several days of Mobile World Congress ahead of us, but we’ve entered the point in the week when all of the big names have already wrapped up their press conferences and revealed their hands.<p>With that in mind, this seems like the perfect …

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

Quantum Physics

Photographer Captures the Diverse Beauty of New England Caterpillars

With more than 120,000 known species around the world, the beauty and variety of caterpillars is astounding. New Englander Samuel Jaffe has taken his lifelong love of caterpillars to a new level, dedicating the last several years to researching, photographing, and educating the public about these …

Té negro: rompiendo mitos

article<p>Cerca del 90 por ciento del té que se consume en Occidente es negro… Basta con decir esto para entender cuál es el papel que juega dicha …

The architectural highlights to look forward to in 2017

Commercial Space's Era of Transition at the Heart of SpaceCom

WASHINGTON — It's a time for transition for the commercial space industry, and not just because of a change of presidential administrations.<p>The …

Architectural landscape awards: healing gardens, penguin viewing areas and nature trails

From urban hospital gardens to penguin viewing areas, from gorge trails to cultural precincts, all the projects focused on green spaces and sustainably minded infrastructure ‘to promote health, social and economic prosperity for urban and regional communities’.

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Say goodbye to science class as you know it

In California, the guidelines for how to teach science are changing.<p>It should be hands-on, education officials now say, and its concepts should be connected to other subjects.<p>California is one of a number of states that in recent years adopted what are called Next Generation Science Standards — …

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Sugata Mitra: “Los exámenes ya no sirven, son una amenaza”

Este profesor de la Universidad de Newcastle ganó el TED Prize en 2013 y su método educativo se sigue en 50 países<p>En su conferencia de 20 minutos, …

Video: Angela Lansbury Reprises ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for Live Audience

At an age when most actors have settled (comfortably or otherwise) into retirement, Angela Lansbury continues to storm the screen and stage. The ninety-year-old actress appeared in person at a screening celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of “Beauty and the Beast,” treating fans to a live …

Beauty and the Beast

The World's First VR Ballet Is Completely Captivating

Virtual reality is the next frontier of content. Unlike other media, it demands your full attention. You can't look at your phone, you can't check …

David’s Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue

Last summer, early in the morning, I stood out in the main square of Florence to watch the tourists come in. It was quiet. A Zamboni-like street cleaner drove its rounds, leaving wet circles on the paving stones. A vendor unpacked tarp-wrapped souvenirs from the back of his white van. When the …

A Danish Wind Turbine Maker Harnesses Data in a Push to Stay Ahead

AARHUS, Denmark — A project to install hundreds of wind turbines in the Fosen peninsula area of Norway at one point was shelved as unfeasible. The strong breezes that whip off the sea can shift and swing unpredictably, while the soaring cliffs and steep drop-offs create turbulence that wears out …

London Bookstores Go Rogue as No Wi-Fi Zones

What do literary tourists look for when they visit the British Isles? Often it’s the quaint, old-fashioned bookshops that provide the perfect excuse to browse uninterrupted and to disconnect from the world. Until recently, the trend for barista-made coffee and high-speed Wi-Fi was considered by …