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Do soundtracks improve reading comprehension?

A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading engagement and comprehension.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: NUS lowers grade to let more students qualify for honours

More than eight in 10 students on the four-year direct honours degree courses at public universities here graduate with honours or the equivalent.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,

Wall Street Journal

Google's New 'Moonshot:' The Healthy Human Body

Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people-and later thousands more-to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Ars Technica

You don't need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual.

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The Hartford Courant

State Seeks Carter's Withdrawal As Incoming School Chief After Doubts About Use Of 'Ph.D.'

The state Department of Education asked Terrence P. Carter to withdraw from consideration Thursday as superintendent of schools for New London after a week of damaging disclosures that he used the titles of Ph.D. and Dr. for at least five years without holding an accredited degree.

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Related Topix: Rosedale (Washington, DC), Madison, CT

Scientific American

A Bold Critic of the Big Bang's "Smoking Gun"

David Spergel explains why a widely publicized gravitational-wave discovery could be wrong, and how it could affect the public's perception of science WMAP three year picture of the infant universe.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

SouthCoastToday.com

Guest View: Vote on charter caps was just wrong

Charles Chieppo is a senior fellow of the Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank, and Jamie Gass directs the institute's Center for School Reform.

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Related Topix: Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, University of Alabama, Education Etc., Opinion

Newkerala.com

Narcissistic bosses enjoy hefty pay packets: Study

If you cannot make the moolah even at the top, read this. According to new research, more aggressive, self-confident and narcissistic top executives are the ones who take home the highest salaries.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara University

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Live Science

More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells are Possible Thanks to Glass

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Physics, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Cuellar is an excellent choice for California's Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor, three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Immigration Reform, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Opinion

LiveScience

More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells are Possible Thanks to Glass

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Physics, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Awesome options for UT chancellor

The University of Texas Board of Regents finds itself in an unusually strong position as it weighs the field of candidates to succeed outgoing Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, University of Texas at Austin, Opinion

The Scarlet

John Templeton Foundation awards $1.45M to Clark University

Clark University has been awarded a $1.45 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study how universities around the world can help students find a strong sense of purpose.

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Related Topix: University, FL, Clark University, University of South Florida, Harvard University, University of New Mexico

Inside Bay Area

Oakland Tribune editorial: Brown's court nominee is an excellent choice

Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Immigration Reform, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Opinion

Sys-Con Media

Emma Email Marketing Recruits Oracle Responsys Vice President

Emma , a provider of best-in-class email marketing software and services, today announces the appointment of industry veteran Simon O'Day as its vice president of global.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Australia, World News, Nashville, TN

Coastal Breeze News

Skin Wellness Physicians Now Open

Daniel I. Wasserman, MD, board certified in dermatology with a dual fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser and cosmetic medicine, is opening a new dermatology practice under the name of Skin Wellness Physicians.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dermatology, Naples, FL, Marco Island, FL

Almanac

Menlo Park: Fifth person pulls papers in council race

A fifth potential contender has pulled nomination papers for November's Menlo Park City Council race -- Kristin Duriseti, who has served on the Environmental Quality Commission for the past six years.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

PM wrong to scrap carbon tax: scientists

World leaders in tropical conservation science say Prime Minister Tony Abbott shouldn't have scrapped the carbon tax and his direct action plan won't work.

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Business Journal

SMU rated among the best universities at producing CEOs

You can count Southern Methodist University among the best schools in the nation for producing CEOs, according to a list from Times Higher Education.

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Related Topix: Southern Methodist University, Harvard University

Newswise

Research Finds Charter Schools Nationwide More Cost-Effective, Produce Greater ROI

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A first-ever report released July 22 by the University of Arkansas, which ties charter school funding to achievement, finds that public charter schools are more productive than traditional public schools in all 28 states included in analyses of cost-effectiveness and return on investment.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR, University of Arkansas

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