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Zika virus can also cause brain infection in adults: French study

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, already linked to brain damage in babies, can also cause a serious brain infection in adult victims, French …

Public Health

Celebrities Mobilize to Launch #BestSchoolDay Campaign to Support Classroom Projects

The non-profit education organization DonorsChoose.org announced today that a group of celebrities, athletes, and more have pledged to "flash fund" …

Stephen Colbert

How Ants, Once Blind, Evolved to See Again

About 80 million years ago, several kinds of tropical army ants went underground. Like many predominantly subterranean species, they lost their …

15 Words You Might Not Know Could Be Used As Verbs

Shakespeare was well known for his linguistic inventiveness, and one of his favorite tricks was taking pre-existing words and reusing them as …

Great Depression

ICYMI: Fast brain upload, mind-control monkeys & more

Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at HRL Labs have developed a system to upload information to your brain using electrical signals already mapped from an expert's mind. Duke University is testing a wireless brain-machine interface that allows monkeys to steer a wheelchair with their mind, …

Boston public schools students planning walkout to protest budget cuts

Students in the Boston Public Schools are planning to stage a walkout on Monday to protest budget cuts, officials said Friday.<p>In a letter to parents, …

Schools That Can expands leadership training across sectors

Gatherings led by Schools That Can Milwaukee, its leaders say, are the only place in the city where school leaders work across sectors — traditional …

Milwaukee

Teacher's note tells students they are more than their standardized test scores

Standardized testing can fray the nerves of any student, but it was a letter sent by a teacher in advance of the tests that left an Indiana third-grader and his mom in tears.<p>Rylan Fallis, 9, admitted to his mother, Abby Fallis, that he was embarrassed for crying in class on Feb. 26 at Pleasant …

Kindness spreads following students' anti-gay badges

Paige Labayog, an eighth-grade student at Palm Desert Charter Middle School, saw a post on Facebook three weeks ago of the anti-gay badges a dozen …

Coachella Valley

Data Conclusively Proves That The Force Awakens Is Just A Newer Hope

In other news, a bear shits in the woods and the Pope is Catholic.<p>Okay, that’s a bit dismissive of a fair amount of actual data analysis. McGill …

If You Were Raised By A Playful Dad, You're Really Lucky

Fathers tend to fit in one of two categories: the incompetent goofball or the detached work-a-holic.<p>The incompetent goofball is one of those tropes …

Parenting