Margie Rees

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The Transcendent Style of David Bowie

On his 68th birthday we looked back at David Bowie's style and examined what it might have meant.<p><b>When David Bowie first found</b> acclaim with his novelty single "Space Oddity" in 1969, few fans could imagine what would come next. That's because what came next was totally novel, strangely beautiful, …

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Vinyl’s difficult comeback

Can the creaking machinery of the few remaining record pressing plants cope with demand?<p>On an industrial estate in Röbel, 90 miles north of Berlin, the vinyl presses at the Optimal factory were grinding and pumping away. They made a percussive racket – regular clunks, wheezes, and hisses, underlain …

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How Ebola's economic 'scare factor' adds to misery

U.S. President Barack Obama is this week hosting fifty African leaders in Washington D.C. It's an event the White House has dubbed "historic," and it's designed to promote trade and investment.<p>But as the summit launched Monday, the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history was intensifying in Western …

YouTube Phenom Launches First Interactive Piano Course on Versal - Versal Blog

With over 22 million views of his videos on YouTube, Andrew Furmanczyk is fulfilling his dream of teaching the world how to play piano – free. Today, …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

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How to Download your YouTube Videos

While there are quite a few software tools and apps available that let you download videos from YouTube for offline watching, you don’t really need …

3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K-12 Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back-to-school means books, backpacks, and these days, mobile devices.<p>From social networks to smartphones, schools are opening up to the technologies they once banned, embracing them as valuable tools for both students and teachers. This …

8 Educational (and Fun) iOS Games for Teens

Educational Mobile Games<p>1. Chemistry - Space Chem<p>2. English - Psychobabble<p>3. History - WWII: History Challenge<p>4. Social Studies - Presidents vs. …

To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology

Africa is a hopeful continent with an exuberance driven by minerals, hydrocarbon, and commodities. These present drivers of its economy, however, are under threat from technology. Nigeria’s earning from crude oil is dropping because of America’s shale gas renaissance. The long-view trajectory of …

Teaching assistants are the unsung heroes of education

Teaching assistants (TAs) have had a bad rap in the press recently. It's commonplace to hear senior leaders and policy-makers questioning the value of them altogether. Figures such as "250,000 TAs at the cost of £4bn" distract from the simple fact that they are the lowest paid people in the …

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“It has to be about a shared interest and it has to be about making, producing and creating,” she said. “The places that we’ve seen it happen most …

The Week in Review: Lords, Ladies and Royal Babies

Inside Flipboard / July 26, 2013<p>There was one man in the news this week who took the media by storm—and he’s only a couple of days old. George …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

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