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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

On 21 October 2015, we will finally arrive at the point in time that Marty McFly travels to in the 1989 sci-fi sequel, Back to the Future II. But if a teenager today were to drive Doc Brown’s DeLorean back to Hill Valley High, the film hero’s fictional school, would he or she notice any …

Pedagogy

YouTube to launch kid-friendly Android app on Feb. 23

Google is planning to launch a version of YouTube for children on Android devices Monday, according to <i>USA Today</i>.<p>The app, called YouTube Kids, will be …

Classroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing

Steve Jobs once called the personal computer “a bicycle for our minds,” a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But for many …

Apple will make it easier for schools to use iPads by dropping Apple ID requirement

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has to put up with the mild annoyance of entering their password when downloading apps or content from iTunes. But for teachers and IT administrators at schools, the situation is far worse. Imagine having to generate and manage hundreds of unique Apple IDs for each …

Apps

KQED

How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What’s the best way to measure true learning? What’s the purpose of school? The …

22 new bands everyone will be talking about in 2014 festival season

Bands

Lorde Enchants Austin on Opening Night of First Full U.S. Tour

New Zealand pop sensation arrives with minimal band, maximum confidence<p>Lorde began the opening night of her first full-fledged U.S. tour completely …

Nicki Minaj Responds to "Starships" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Last year, an underground electronic artist named Clive Tanaka sued Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement, claiming that her hit song "Starships" ripped off his track "Neu Chicago". Minaj has now responded to the lawsuit, Radar Online reports.<p>Minaj has claimed that she had never heard of Tanaka or …

Nicki Minaj

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.<p>So many adults in Cambodia are getting diabetes at such a young age, it's unbelievable. "You can go to every village with me and see it," endocrinologist Lim Keuky told PRI. "When I go …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

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Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of<p>chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

<i>On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food</i> …

That creepy eye on the back of the dollar bill, explained

First thing to remember: There are lots of conspiracy theories about the dollar bill’s eye and pyramid. I wanted to see which ones were most popular. So I headed to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in downtown Washington, to do my own, informal street survey.<p>First up, Ginny Cochran -- who …

Conspiracies
Basketball

Ellen DeGeneres and Oscars stars give pizza delivery man $1000 tip

Ellen DeGeneres leads whip-round of stars including Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep for man who unknowingly delivered pizza for celebrities on live TV<p>• Video: How Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres took star-studded snap<p>The delivery man who brought pizza to some of the world's most famous Hollywood actors at …

Apple Wants The iWatch To Predict Heart Attacks

You'd be able to chew some aspirin to prevent it. You'd be able to call 911 and get the ambulance on the way. You'd be more likely to survive.<p>Perhaps a large portion of the 600,000 people who die of heart disease every year — would not.<p>The good news is this: Apple, which is reportedly working on a …

San Francisco

Teen’s Facebook post costs her father $80,000 - The Margin - MarketWatch

Getty Images<p>A Florida teenager who boasted about her father’s legal victory on Facebook also violated a confidentiality agreement and an appeals …

The 10 Coolest Cars of the 1970s

The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today.<p>The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today. Here are the ten coolest 1970s cars, according to you.

Jay Leno

Scientists Find Unprecedented Black Hole

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists have discovered a "fast and furious" super-powered small black hole, the first that …

Teens
Mountaineering

Apple's CarPlay: What You Need to Know

Apple finally took the wraps off its in-car software platform, CarPlay on Monday. Now that that we've had some time to take a look at its …

Scientists Decide that Now Is the Time to Revive a Frozen, 30,000-Year-Old Virus

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in France have revived a 30,000-year-old virus frozen in Siberian ice. And as an added …

Twitter accidentally mass-resets user passwords, blames 'system error'

Don't freak out, your Twitter account wasn't hacked. Well, probably. Many users were summarily locked out of their Twitter account on Monday evening, and were then sent an email requesting that they reset their password. However, it wasn't nefarious hackers or bots, but a system error. Twitter has …