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This Has Got to Be the Strangest Impact of the Sequester

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Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults

Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren't part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. They're also more likely to have financial problems, including difficulty keeping a job.<p>The findings run counter to a still-widespread notion that …

California Upends School Funding To Give Poor Kids A Boost

As the school year begins, districts in cities such as Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles have not gone on a hiring spree.<p>But they might soon.<p>California has revamped its school funding formula in ways that will send billions more dollars to districts that educate large numbers of children who are …

Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease

Mixed evidence on the role of copper in Alzheimer's<p><b>A lifetime of too much copper in our diets may be contributing to Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.</b><p>However, research is divided, with other studies suggesting copper may actually protect the brain.<p>The latest study in Proceedings of the …

Neuroscience

How Extreme Australian Rains Made Global Sea Levels Drop

Global sea level has been rising as a result of global warming, but in 2010 and 2011, sea level actually fell by about a quarter of an inch.<p>Scientists now say they know why: It has to do with extreme weather in Australia.<p>The sea level drop coincided with some of the worst flooding in that …

Syria civil war scars captured by satellite in space

A brutal and ongoing civil war in Syria is leaving a heavy trail of destruction in its wake, with damage in the city of Aleppo so significant that scars from the conflict can be seen from space.<p>Researchers from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) analyzed a series of …

Middle East

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE At Montreal talks, Canada proposes new approach to breaking NAFTA auto gridlock Subscriber content<p>Business Briefing How U.S. became ‘the Wal-Mart of the oil market’ and an unprecedented threat to status quo Subscriber content<p>ECB hits out at Washington for talking down the dollar<p>CANNABIS DEAL …

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Professor Sugata Mitra On Teaching Spelling And Grammar: Phones Have Made It Unnecessary

Well, this is an opinion you don’t often hear in the education world.<p>Acclaimed professor and educational researcher Sugata Mitra suggested in an interview with British education magazine TES that he no longer thinks it's entirely necessary for kids to learn spelling and grammar. He credits the …

99 Problems, Humorous Illustrations of Jay-Z’s Potential Problems

Artist Ali Graham has created 99 Problems, a Tumblr blog collecting his illustrations of what he imagines Jay-Z’s 99 Problems might be. Currently …