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Why Teachers of Color Quit

Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.<p>I became a teacher because of where I came from.<p>I grew up in a middle-class family with immigrant parents from Mexico and Ecuador. When I was four years old, we moved to a …

Dynamic Duos: Marriott’s Arne Sorenson and Hotelier Ian Schrager On Marrying Business Cultures

A global hospitality giant partners with the originator of boutique-hotel cool, wagering $800 million that opposites attract (guests).<p><b>Arne Sorenson,</b> CEO of Marriott International <b><br>Ian Schrager,</b> founder and chairman of Ian Schrager Company<p><b>Sorenson:</b> Because we come from different places culturally, …

Octovo Leather Goods

From custom-made vegetable re-tanned Italian leather, OCTOVO has created a refined line of travel accessories—encompassing wallets, cases and bags. While each item is composed of lasting, quality materials, Octovo also embraces the idea that as you acquire travel experiences and stories, each item …

Apolis Middle East Project

Released today, the new Middle East Project film from Apolis tells a story linking Los Angeles to Tel Aviv and across the border to Hebron. When third-generation shoemaker Shlomy Azolay met David Shlachter while surfing in Tel Aviv their conversation revealed something surprising in common: Apolis. …

'Dark universe' beckons as research target after Higgs boson wins Nobel | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - With the Higgs boson in the bag, the head of the CERN research center urged scientists on Tuesday to push on to unveil the “dark universe” - the hidden stuff that makes up 95 per cent of the cosmos and is still a mystery to earthbound researchers.<p>British physicist Peter Higgs (R) …

Massive CT Scanner Will Glean Safety Insight From Wrecked Cars

See inside a car wreck without disturbing anything.<p>Computed tomography (CT) scanners are great for diagnosing problems in people, but what about cars?<p>The Fraunhofer Development Center is using the biggest CT scanner it can find to analyze wrecked cars. Researchers hope to gain some insight into how …

Particular respect

Peter Higgs, who has won the Nobel prize for physics, left his co-winner, François Englert, to pose for the cameras<p>It was characteristic of Peter Higgs, who won the Nobel prize for physics yesterday, to have gone off on holiday without his mobile phone, in order to avoid a media scrum. It was left …

Physics

Researches Who Theorized 'God Particle' Get Physics Nobel

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to François Englert of Belgium, and British scientist Peter W. Higgs. The two scientists independently, and at almost exactly the same time, proposed the existence of the so-called "God particle" or Higgs boson as part of a mechanism that …

Best cure for a hangover? Sprite, scientists claim

For years people have argued over what they believe is the essential remedy after a heavy night - from a strong coffee to a hair of the dog.<p>But now it has been revealed that revellers who go for the healthy option and console themselves with a herbal tea could actually be making their hangover …

How Do Ants Get Their Magnetic Compasses?

<b>Tropical leafcutter ants don’t need to stop and ask for directions—they have internal magnetic compasses that help them navigate.</b><p>Now, scientists have figured out just how the insects get their “sixth sense,” which is also found in an increasing number of animals, including birds, bats, and rodents. …

European Union Declares Electronic Cigarettes Are Not Medicinal

The EU makes its first ruling on the newly popular gadgets.<p>This morning, the European Parliament, the legislative body of the European Union, voted to reject a proposal that electronic cigarettes or "e-cigs" be regulated as medical devices. The ruling, which contradicts several federal laws held by …

Government shutdown threatens annual Antarctic research just as it's heating up

The United States' Antarctic research expeditions are being put on ice as funding dries up during the government shutdown. The National Science Foundation announced today that it's beginning to suspend work at all three of its major Antarctic research stations. Only a small staff will remain at …

Scientists Are Bad At Identifying Important Science, Study Finds

'We're all sort of stumbling around in a fog,' one of the study authors says.<p>Maybe you shouldn't put too much stock in what four out of five dentists say? Scientists, even experts in the same field, don't agree on which research studies are the most important, a new study (of course) found. On one …

The Higgs boson particle – digested

In the aftermath of the big bang that flung the universe into existence 13.82bn years ago, the forces of nature were one. But as the universe expanded and cooled, they separated out into the four seen today. The electromagnetic force, which is carried by photons, allows you to see, and stops you …

Watch A 3-D Printer Make A Pizza

Just some dough, ketchup, and cream cheese. Classic pie.<p>This summer we heard about a 3-D printer for food developed with NASA funding, but we didn't have much to look at in the way of a prototype. Now, lo and behold, the printer has shown up at SXSW Eco, and we caught a short demonstration from the …

Peter Higgs proves as elusive as Higgs boson after Nobel success

The media spotlight has often been too harsh for Peter Higgs, the Edinburgh physicist, who disappeared off on holiday without a mobile phone this week to escape the inevitable rush of journalists that bears down on every winner of a Nobel prize.<p>The move was carefully calculated and profoundly …

5 Closet Staples Under $150

The five closet staples every twentysomething should own.<p>The perfect wardrobe always starts with the basics, and we've put together a list of the essentials. From nude heels to a tailored blazer, these five pieces are the building blocks to your closet.

From E-Commerce To Cyberattacks, An Atlas Of The Digital Universe

A new visual guide in a traditional format documents the Internet landscape, from shopping to cyber attacks.<p>Seeking answers to life’s most complex questions in the pages of Homer’s <i>Iliad</i> seems like an ancient luxury, especially when they can be so easily obtained with a five-second web search. The …