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Xi's thought on socialist economy for new era takes shape - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the Central Economic Work Conference in Beijing, capital of China. The conference was held in Beijing from …

These uncensored photos from socialist Hungary show punks, delinquents, and new-wave subversives

One photographer had his finger on the pulse of youth culture<p>To be punk in early 1980s Hungary was more than just a fashion statement. Looking …

China plans to audit and ban online content if it’s not socialist enough

China increased its censorship of films, blogs, and educational websites last Friday with new rules that say sites failing to adhere to “core socialist values” will have to shut down, according to <i>Reuters</i>. That means that topics like drug addiction and homosexuality are banned.<p>China’s history of …

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Stanford physics and education professor Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his innovative, break-through work in quantum mechanics. Wieman has since levered the prestige and power of that prize to call attention to the need to transform undergraduate teaching, especially science education.<p>Wieman's …

Teaching

Texas bets big on solar energy as massive grid powers up

El Paso Electric customers now have access to the largest community solar grid in the state of Texas. The three-megawatt facility has 33 thousand solar panels in a 21-acre facility next to El Paso Electric’s (EPE) natural gas power plant.<p>The community solar pilot program is subscriber based and is …

Solar Power

The Second Time I Learned to Read

An appreciation of teachers who push students in challenging directions.<p>I forgot again.<p>Every year I promise myself that when National Teacher Appreciation Week rolls around in May, I will write about the teacher who had the greatest influence on my life. And every year I look up and it’s June, and …

Time I

Sony's latest tablet is aimed at reducing paper usage

Tablets have been a mainstay in consumer technology for well over half a decade yet surprisingly, they haven’t been able to unseat the traditional …

Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

Skin Care

Goldman Favors Emerging Markets on Growing U.S. Value Gap: Chart

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Japan lays groundwork for free education policy to help economy

© Reuters. An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is laying the groundwork for a free …

Economics

Headstones Vandalized At Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia

Philadelphia police say approximately 100 headstones have been damaged at a Jewish cemetery in the northeastern part of the city. The vandalism occurred less than a week after a similar episode in a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, where more than 150 graves were targeted.<p>Local police arrived at Mt. …

Genealogy

School Asks Teachers To Take Down Pro-Diversity Posters, Saying They're 'Anti-Trump'

Now, the students are fighting back.<p>WASHINGTON ― School administrators in a 93 percent white Maryland county recently asked high school teachers to take down pro-diversity posters from classrooms because they perceived them as “political” and “anti-Trump,” a school spokesperson told The Huffington …

As An Unpaid Carer For My Disabled Husband, I Fear 'Just Managing' Is A Cliff Edge From Poverty

In a time of intensifying global uncertainty, it seems more important than ever that we are able to achieve financial security for our loved ones.<p>And …

Not ready to live on your own? There’s a fancy dorm for that

For young city-dwellers who don’t want to live alone, a new solution has emerged: co-living, a trend that harks back to the days of boarding houses.<p>Living in a big city is tough – especially as a young, single person.<p>Rapidly rising property prices in global cities like London, New York and Hong …

Housing

No CEO: The Swedish company where nobody is in charge

<b>Do you really need someone to tell you what to do at work?</b><p>Three years ago, Swedish software consultancy Crisp decided that the answer was no.<p>The firm, which has about 40 staff, had already trialled various organisational structures, including the more common practice of having a single leader …

Leadership

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

Colleges, Faced With Funding Cuts, Target Tenure Trims

GOP state lawmakers and schools look to winnow longtime faculty positions with fewer job protections<p>For decades, tenured professors held some of the most prestigious and secure jobs in the U.S. Now, their status is under attack at public and private colleges alike.<p>In states facing budget pressures …

North Dakota

Interview: Will China lead the world on climate action?

As the US administration's position on climate change flails, a new contender has emerged. Could China, another of the world's top CO2 emitters, take …

Germany: woman on trial for killing boyfriend with saw

BERLIN (AP) — A woman is on trial in Germany on allegations she killed her boyfriend and severed his head with a circular saw, then hid the body.<p>The …

Circular Saw

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Gargantuan offshore wind turbine crushes record for most energy produced in 24 hours

There’s a massive offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark breaking energy generation records left and right.<p>MHI Vestas Offshore Wind — a joint …

After #DeleteUber, CEO pledges $3 million for drivers affected by immigration ban

Travis Kalanick also criticizes President Trump<p>After his failure to denounce President Trump’s immigration ban was met with a scorching #DeleteUber campaign, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick today vowed to set up a $3 million legal defense fund for affected drivers, in addition to other promises. He also …

Immigration

Five contrarian investment ideas for 2017

Most investors like to think they are buying when everyone else is panicking, and selling when others are piling<p>Doing so requires a strong stomach.<p>For those who want to go against the grain, here are a number of contrarian ideas that could do well in the year ahead.<p>As some involve significant risks …

France enters green bond market with 22-year maturity: AFT

PARIS (Reuters) - France is entering the fast-growing market for green bonds with longest maturity ever issued, the Agence France Tresor said on Monday as it launched the sale.<p>As host of the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat global warming, the government wants to put France at the center of the green …

Green Bonds

GM's Cadillac sees double-digit sales growth in China this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co's (GM.N) Cadillac expects sales in China to continue growing at a double-digit rate this year, but at a slower pace than in 2016 when volumes saw a sharp spike after the brand opened its first dedicated factory in the country.<p>Cadillac, relatively late to …

China

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken

Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse<p>Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have …

Income Inequality

Good ol' Penthouse offers $1 million for Trump golden shower tape

And who said investigative journalism was dead?<p>Last night, <i>Buzzfeed</i> published a mind-blowing 35-page memo alleging that Donald Trump may have been …

We Can’t Undo Globalization, but We Can Improve It

You can’t go forward by going backward. Take the current debate about trade and globalization, for instance. While the impulse to erect trade barriers is understandable given the pain experienced by workers in a range of industries and communities in recent years, it is not the way to create …

World Bank downgrades India's growth forecast after demonetisation

The World Bank has downgraded the Indian economy’s growth forecast as sharp falls in the country’s automobile and real estate sales flagged the short-term impact of recalling India’s two most-used bank notes.<p>The Washington-based financial institution predicted India’s economy would grow by a “still …

India