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Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

Fairy Tales

The Best Late-Night Pizza in Brooklyn Is Free

At Roman's in Brooklyn, columnist Matt Duckor discovers, they're giving away pies once a month. There's only one catch: The pizza is really, really good.<p><i>Welcome to Consumed, in which Matt Duckor devours the food world, documenting the people, places, and plates that keep him hungry.</i><p>Here's a …

Dining Rooms

Can Online Education Thrive in China?

Investors are salivating over the market's massive potential. But first, MOOCs will have to overcome technical issues and a teacher-centric approach to learning.<p>In China, this steep investment in online education is justified by tremendous interest, and as the number of students studying abroad …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Paris Review - Five Poems

Dean Young<p>Issue 179, Winter 2006<p>Poem Without Forgiveness<p>The husband wants to be taken back<br>into the family after behaving terribly,<br>but nothing can be taken back,<br>not the leaves by the trees, the rain<br>by the clouds. You want to take back<br>the ugly thing you said, but some shrapnel<br>remains in the wound, …

Malala Yousafzai: 'It's hard to kill. Maybe that's why his hand was shaking'

Malala Yousafzai says she's lost herself. "In Swat [district], I studied in the same school for 10 years and there I was just considered to be Malala. Here I'm famous, here people think of me as the girl who was shot by the Taliban. The real Malala is gone somewhere, and I can't find her."<p>We are …

Are Tenured Professors Really Worse Teachers? A Lit Review

The answer is complicated. But research shows that by replacing them with low-paid adjuncts, colleges could be hurting students.<p>Earlier this month, a team of researchers at Northwestern University, including its president, Morton Schapiro, released a paper titled, "Are Tenured Professors Better …

Computer grading will destroy our schools

Feeding essays into a computer program tells students: No one cares what you have to say<p>As you know if you teach at a U.S. public school – or even if you just read the June 2013 New York Times feature about it – a consortium of state boards of education recently decided that we should have uniform …