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The Fundamental Nihilism of Yanny vs. Laurel

Some people heard the word “laurel” in a short audio clip that became internet-famous this week, while others heard the not-word “yanny.” This proves …

Lessons from My Mother

I had a sense that she was a good teacher, but I had no idea that she was such an influential one, and in the very area I had chosen.<p>At my mother’s funeral, I was calmer than I had ever imagined being. She was eighty-seven and had lived a long and fruitful life, and for some time her body had been …

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance …

How Apple, Google, and Microsoft stack up in education technology: Hardware, software, and deployment

With Apple re-emphasizing its push for the education market with its new iPad and software updates, it's worth examining how the company stacks up …

Apple Pencil

Our Moloch

Few crimes are more harshly forbidden in the Old Testament than sacrifice to the god Moloch (for which see Leviticus 18.21, 20.1-5). The sacrifice …

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

How edtech innovation can revolutionize the education industry

A lot of industry experts claim that EdTech is overhyped, and while technology may not be able to change the industry overnight, it can make significant changes. One common misconception is that everything needs to become purely digital, classrooms, textbooks, and perhaps even universities …

Education Technology

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Swimming Pools

The Gentler Symptoms of Dying

The patient’s hair was styled with curls so stiff, they held her head a few inches up from her hospital pillow. She had painted her lips a shade of bright pink that exuded the confidence of age.<p>Just after her colon burst, she was still awake. She looked around, at me, at the monitors. She asked for …

University of Pennsylvania

Blockchain technology - what it is, what are its use cases, and what it means for you

Do a Google Image search for Bitcoin. What you’ll see is a lack of imagination.<p>Uniform stamped precious metal coins? That’s the opposite of what bitcoin is.You can’t flip a bitcoin. It has no heads or tails. You can’t bite into it to see if it’s real.<p>But it’s real enough to be valued at $2K.<p>And the …

Study links college students' grades to sleep schedules

<b>(CNN) —</b> Staying up late to cram for an early exam may not be doing college students any good, according to a new study focused on college students and their sleep patterns.<p>The study, published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, says college students who did not go to bed or wake up at …

College & University

Internet of Things and Blockchain Technology: How Does It Work?

"Internet Of Things is when your toaster mines Bitcoins to pay off its gambling debts to the fridge.”<p>When this was tweeted by Andrew Miller in 2015, …

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

Machine Learning

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

“Look on the sunny side of life.”<p>“Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.”<p>“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”<p>“See the glass as half-full, not half-empty.”<p>Researchers are finding that thoughts like these, the hallmarks of people …

13 ways AI will change your life

From helping you take care of email to creating personalized online shopping experiences, AI promises to transform the way we live and work.<p>But with all the hype out there, how do we know which benefits we’ll actually see? In order to learn more, I asked a few members of YEC the following</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

How Grocery Stores are Using Algorithms to Stock Their Shelves

Explain Everything, the digital whiteboard, raises $3.7 million to bring learning to the iPad

Should you be interested in the lifecycle of the bee or the magic of clip art and equations then Explain Everything would like a world. This Wroclaw, Poland-based company offers a sort of iPad-powered whiteboard that lets you collaboratively display drawings and text, equations, and even stamp out …

This app can spot signs of autism in children as young as 18 months old

Toddlers who see something amusing usually smile and look at their parents to share the experience. If a child takes too long to react, that could be …

Parents Spend As Much Time on Screens As Teenagers

Parents of tweens and teens spend about nine hours per day using screens, according to a new report. And though they express many concerns about …

CENTURY dives deep to track student performance and help teachers build custom curriculum

When Priya Lakhani went to pick up her daughter from school one day, she asked her teacher how her daughter was doing. It was when she was walking home with her daughter that same day that she realized she wouldn’t always be able to have those types of opportunities to engage with teachers.<p>That …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

3-D Scan Lets Parents and Doctors Really See Babies in Womb

Brazilian researchers have fused virtual reality with a new type of 3-D scan to let doctors and parents look at a developing fetus from all angles — even the inside.<p>The idea is to help doctors search for defects that might need immediate treatment, either before or after birth. But other experts …

Connecting students to the 'Internet of Things'

The “Internet of Things” isn’t coming. It’s already here and spreading at a pandemic pace that’s shaking the foundations of nearly every …

This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future

Internet users leave combined data trail of over 2.5 billion gigabytes a day. That’s a staggering amount of information, and it’s information that can tell us a lot about our futures.<p>Predictive World is a tool combining big data, demographic information and personalized data to give a creepily …

Big Data

23 Heartbreaking Doodles That'll Make You Laugh, Cry, Or Probably Both

Warning: The following drawings may leave you needing a bit of a hug.

Books

How Hired Hackers Got “Complete Control” Of Palantir

Palantir hired a cybersecurity firm last year to test its digital defenses. A confidential report shows how the pro hackers were able to dominate the tech company's network.<p>Palantir Technologies has cultivated a reputation as perhaps the most formidable data analysis firm in Silicon Valley, doing …

Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes

A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here.<p><b>Imagine a private, global super</b> <b>court that</b> empowers corporations to bend …

Being A Puppy Walker Is The Best Job In The World And Here's The Proof

It's 24hr floof patrol.