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2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has retained its top spot in the QS World Universities ranking , which the education networking company says is the world's most widely read university comparison. This is the third consecutive year QS has rated MIT number one.
2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
The University of the Philippines in Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University improved their standings in the 2014-2015 World University Rankings published Tuesday by education and career network Quacquarelli Symonds . UP hiked its overall ranking to 367th place from 380th in the 2013-14 list.
4 hrs ago | The Badger Herald Online
As I begin my last semester of my undergraduate years, I find myself wanting to watch more and more films pertaining to the collegiate experience. Though my life barely mirrors the Hollywood version of what college should be, I get a little misty-eyed when I see the debauchery of a college party onscreen, red Solo cups and all.
8 hrs ago | Medical News Today
In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia to difficulty with math. The findings from the Georgetown University Medical Center study are published in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal NeuroImage , now online.
Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics - not just when sickness strikes, but as a standard practice over most of the birds' lives.
The words we use for everyday foods contain clues to their origins and hint at their ancient travels across the globe as they merge, fuse and sometimes take on different forms altogether. Stanford University linguist Dan Jurafsky unpacked some of the history Friday with All Things Considered's Robert Siegel and in his book, The Language of Food .
The Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts-based think tank, released a new study, "The Revenge of K-12: How Common Core and the New SAT Lower College Standards in the U.S." to help parents, teachers, and policymakers understand the problems with the Common Core State Standards. Authors Robert Phelps and Common Core Validation Committee member R. James Milgram go in-depth on the background of the Common Core standards and the qualifications of the writers of the standards.
I've been covering the business of news, information and entertainment in one form or another for more than 10 years. In February 2014, I moved to San Francisco to cover the tech beat.
Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. In the last two years alone, GOP-dominant red states have adopted policies that could serve as models for others seeking to meet proposed federal targets for reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to the "State Clean Energy Cookbook" by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.
Saskatoon residents should be proud of the work being done at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron on the University of Saskatchewan campus, says an internationally renowned AIDS researcher in town for a series of public lectures. "It is very well-known in scientific circles," said Alex Wlodawer of the Washington D.C.-based National Cancer Institute, one of the largest health research bodies in the world.
I moved from being an entrepreneur to teaching entrepreneurship at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, Columbia University and Caltech after 21 years in 8 high-tech startups. My book The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup movement.
A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought -- and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results challenge the prevailing view that 'supercharging' batteries is always harder on battery electrodes than charging at slower rates.
The past few decades have seen enormous progress being made in synthetic biology-the idea that simple biological parts can be tweaked to do our bidding. One of the main targets has been hacking the biological machinery that nature uses to produce chemicals.
The video of this Sept. 11 debate is posted at the Palo Alto Online YouTube channel .
Somewhere in Beaverton , a middle school student will play a trumpet that traveled to Japan, was marched across Stanford University's football stadium and played at a wedding reception. There's a trombone that was played in the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade , a flute whose owner struggled to part with it and a clarinet that was part of a talent show.
Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment.
Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people - two for embracing and two against - participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative. The event was sponsored by an organization called Intelligence Squared U.S. , which offers forums for debates and discussions of topical issues.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:15 am
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