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Jack White Announces Tour

<i>Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews</i><p>Jack White has confirmed a tour in support of his new solo record, <i>Lazaretto</i>, out June 10 in the U.S. and June 9 in the UK through his label Third Man. He'll be touring North America and Europe throughout the spring and summer. Kelley Stoltz and Benjamin Booker will open. …

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

SANDS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.<p>Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago.<p>The 40-year-old New Yorker lives in a group home …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

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Olympian Ian Thorpe Released from Hospital After Serious Infection

<b>Update from Wednesday, April 30</b><p>Ian Thorpe, five-time Olympic champion in the pool, has taken a significant step toward recovery from a serious infection that required intensive care.<p>Reuters reported via the <i>Guardian</i> on Wednesday:<p>Five-times Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has been released from a …

Why do cats purr?

These comforting sounds are good for them and for us, too.<p>It's easy to assume that cats purr because they're happy. After all, when your kitty …

Top 10 cool things about stars

Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!<p><b>1. Every</b> …

Astronomy

Want to learn quicker? Use your body

Waving your arms, wriggling your fingers and striding around a room can help you learn faster, says Colin Barras. How does it work?<p>Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside the …

Teaching

Oscar Pistorius Covers His Ears During Shooting Testimony

Oscar Pistorius covered his ears today as his attorney challenged a witness, at one point arguing that his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp could not have …

South Africa

How LGBT Organizations Can Be Better Transgender Advocates

In the aftermath of the Piers Morgan and Janet Mock dustup, a number of people have written excellent articles on what being a good transgender ally means to them. One thing that has struck me, though, is that very little has been written on how a supposedly LGBT-inclusive organization can be a …

How Lorde and Tavi Helped Me Reconcile With Feminism

I have a confession to make: I don't understand feminism.<p>This is particularly embarrassing for me to admit. I'm a pretty liberal person and I go to a university where feminism is taken very seriously. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for women's rights and, in the end, my ideals probably line up with …

Reinforcing gender stereotypes: how our schools narrow children's choices

'Closing Doors', a report launched today by the Institute of Physics, demonstrates that the majority of schools don't do enough to counter prevailing gender stereotypes<p>Children learn sexism at school. So says the headline of a piece in the Guardian a couple of weeks ago, in response to a shocking …

Most Women Under 40 Haven't Heard the Pro-choice Moral Argument

The Supreme Court will listen again to another anti-abortion niggle -- and therefore, It is time to positively repeat the moral argument in favor of what the Court has already decided. I write with great weariness. We have done this before. It is painful to have to fight for what is already won, …

Paying women to breastfeed won’t work

After cutting its breastfeeding awareness program in 2011, the UK now has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world. The government is hoping to lure new mothers to breastfeed their babies for a full six months with offers of £200 ($319) in shopping vouchers. The declining rates are even …

Statistics

A Teach for America Alum On How Testing Is Hurting Our Kids

Teaching for two years in Harlem, Jonathan Sheehan saw how standardized testing is destroying education.<p>“Mr. Sheehan, A and B are <i>both</i> right!” one of …

'Head orgasms', meditation and near-death experiences

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or 'head orgasm' is a strange, pleasurable and potentially useful neurological condition that is achieving mainstream recognition<p>When I was nine I was frogmarched to the opticians for my first sight test. It was after copying down the fact that "Marco Pob was a …

Puberty Is Coming Earlier, But That Doesn't Mean Sex Ed Is

For kids growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, there's a standard introduction to puberty at many schools: an educational play called <i>Nightmare on Puberty Street.</i><p>It's a fictional play, and in it, character Natalie raps about how quickly her body is growing — and how her classmates call her names.<p>…

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …