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Want Your Kids to Build the Next Airbnb, Snapchat, or Uber? Teach Them This Skill

Even if your kids' school doesn't teach it, make sure they learn this important skill.<p>Despite positive developments in the movement to provide formal instruction in coding for kids in major American cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, most schools still don't offer such courses.<p>This …

Coding snobs are not helping our children prepare for the future

Earlier this week, Carmen Fariña, the chancellor of America’s largest school system, announced that the ambitious plan to bring computer science education to New York City’s 1.1 million public school students would expand in September to include elementary schools. The goal is to give all the …

Computer Science

American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

Education

Comment on App of the Week: A game that teaches game design by csproule

I read that Microsoft is pulling the plug on this in August. They no longer allow downloads.

Online

Why Learning To Code Won’t Save Your Job

Brushing up on your tech skills might only make for temporary job security at best.<p>Looking for job security in the knowledge economy? Just learn to code. At least, that’s what we’ve been telling young professionals and mid-career workers alike who want to hack it in the modern workforce—in fact, …

As Schools Emphasize Computer Science, How Do We Teach Teachers To Code?

There are more than 3 million public school teachers in America, and many of them don’t know much about computer science.<p>Last month, President Obama announced a plan to bring computer science into all American classrooms. The initiative, called Computer Science For All, would devote part of the …

8 Free Websites to Learn How to Code

You can be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Will you create the next billion-dollar social networking site? Maybe. The odds are certainly against you, but …

Online Education

New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

Even parents who don’t know programming are using games, apps to teach basic skills<p>Filip Icev, 10, writes code on his laptop at his home in Kirkland, Wash., using a visual-programming language called Scratch.<p>Annabel Clark for the Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 9<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The …

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Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

Nanotech roundup: nanocapsules, DNA labelling and more

A new method for treating alcohol poisoning could speed up the breakdown of alcohol and prevent alcohol-related deaths. Scientists in China and the …

Our new nanotech blog: Small world

Some Stenamma Ants Close Nest With Clay Door-Pebble

Scientists have discovered 33 new species of Stenamma, a leaf-litter ant genus that inhabits moderately humid to wet forests throughout the Holarctic …

Tinkerbella Nana: New Species of Fairyflies is Only 250 Micrometers Long

Scientists have discovered a new species of <i>Mymaridae</i> (fairyflies) that is just one quarter of a millimeter long. The new species, <i>Tinkerbella nana</i>, is …

Scientist jailed for faking tests on rats in hope of testing experimental drug on patients

A scientist who faked research data for experimental anti-cancer drugs in the hope of testing them on people has become the first person in Britain to be jailed under scientific safety laws.<p>Steven Eaton, 47, was sentenced to three months in prison – the maximum available and a term described by the …

Scientist jailed for faking medicine test results

A scientist carrying out research on an experimental drugs has become the first person in Britain to be jailed for falsifying results.<p>Steven Eaton, 47, a researcher for US pharmaceutical firm Aptuit, was discovered to be manipulating important safety tests on several potentially new drugs.<p>The …

Medicine

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