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Google responds to student privacy concerns: ‘We are confident that our tools comply with both the law and our promises’

Yesterday it was revealed that a privacy group (EFF) had a filed a complaint with the FTC claiming that Google “deceptively tracks students’ internet browsing”. Specifically, the group claims that Google is breaching a Student Privacy Pledge that it signed in January. One issue with Chrome OS in …

The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

The science of human behavior is reshaping the US government

Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals.<p>The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their …

Behavioral Sciences

Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return

"I always feel like this is going to turn out to be a hidden-camera show, and someone is going to send me back to Tottenham"<p>As Adele steers through a …

These Satellite Views of Ancient Earthworks Are Stirring Debate

Images of mysterious shapes inspire intriguing theories, but solid answers will come from on-the-ground study, archaeologists say.<p>After watching a television show about ancient pyramids built outside Egypt, Dmitriy Dey wondered if his own Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan might harbor such exotic …

How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Work

Here’s how technologists think the world of IoT will change the workplace–and how it’s already changing how we do business today.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting concept, a future where “billions of things are talking to each other,” as technology consulting company SAP describes it. …

Internet of Things

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

China Warns U.S. of Potential for War in South China Sea

China told the U.S. on Thursday that even a minor confrontation between their two militaries in the South China Sea could culminate into a larger war.<p>…

China

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

China Abandons One-Child Policy

Limit on families is raised to two children, ending a 35-year-old policy that led to myriad social and economic ills in China<p>BEIJING—China will abandon its one-child policy, perhaps the most notorious of the Communist Party’s intrusions into Chinese lives, amid a looming demographic crunch that …

China

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Biology

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

The CEO of one of South Africa’s largest mobile networks thinks Whatsapp is a freeloader

No one likes a freeloader. Ask Mteto Nyati, CEO of MTN South Africa—the second biggest mobile network in the country. Speaking to South Africa’s Fin24 on Oct. 13, Nyati said that over the top (OTT) operators like the popular messaging service, Whatsapp, are making gains without any investment.<p>“You …

South Africa

Millennial Parents Cover Story: This Generation Is Different

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Millennials

The 10 Best Spots to Catch Fall Colors

’Tis the season for tangerine-tinted maples and oaks. Here’s where to get your leaf peeping on across the U.S.<p>Aspen, Colorado<p>The town of Aspen, Colorado, got its name for a reason. Endless stands of the namesake trees line the mountains that surround town. And they all turn yellow in the fall. Take …

Hiking

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

These books will make you think differently about the gun control debate

The tragedy in Oregon has once again pushed gun control to the forefront of American conversation and the 2016 election.<p>With the rising death toll …

Samsung says customer payment data not affected by hack attack

A March attack was aimed at LoopPay, a payments company owned by Samsung, but the electronics giant insists customer data is safe.<p>Customers who use the Samsung Pay mobile payments system weren't hurt by a hack attack on LoopPay, a company Samsung acquired to help power the service, the company said …

Mobile

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

Easy-to-make mini brains will help medical research

If you want to study the effects of drugs or transplants on the brain without operating on the real thing, you typically have to break out some microelectronics and build a model yourself. Not exactly convenient or cheap, is it? If Brown University scientists have their way, however, just about any …

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” so you never have to work out again

Imagine if, instead of sweating on the treadmill and forcing yourself through repetitive sit-ups, you could have the benefits of exercise without any of the effort. That scenario isn’t a ridiculous fantasy but a serious scientific goal, and researchers have recently published a major breakthrough: …

Atoms

3 scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine for work on parasitic diseases

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nobel Prize for medicine has been jointly awarded this year to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases.<p>Half of the award goes to Ireland's William Campbell and Japan's Satoshi Omura, who discovered a new drug to treat infections caused by roundworm parasites.<p>The other half …

Nobel Prize

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Obama Administration

The Week in Review: Mars Water Discovery & Sci-Fi Epic The Martian

It sounds like the script of a sci-fi movie, sending robots to find aliens; but this week those cinematic ideas are beginning to become reality. The discovery of water on Mars made headlines around the world. Though many are quick point out it doesn’t guarantee human-like lifeform, it still offers …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

AdWords

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

Employment

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology