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What Happens When Test Scores Drop?

While scores suffered with the introduction of the Common Core, the relative performance of New York’s schools was largely unchanged, according an analysis by economist Jonah Rockoff.

Yup: Long-Range Strike Bomber Competitive Procurement Started

The US Air Force has launched the competitive phase of the classified long range strike bomber by issuing a request for proposals, with Northrop Grumman and a Boeing/Lockheed Martin team poised to compete for a contract to develop and...Show More Summary

How to Ask for Help in a Crisis

I have lived with schizophrenia for eight years. In those eight years I have gone through cycles of wellness. While it primarily gets better with each passing day, there are still periods here and there where life becomes too overwhelming or where I push myself too hard. Then I feel the intense crushing weight of […]

Google outlines ‘right to be forgotten’ plans

In a blog post today Google’s David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer outlined Google’s plans to deal with ‘right to be forgotten’ requests. Read more about Google outlines ‘right to be forgotten’ plans

Google outlines ‘right to be forgotten’ plans

In a blog post today Google’s David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer outlined Google’s plans to deal with ‘right to be forgotten’ requests. Read more about Google outlines ‘right to be forgotten’ plans

DARPA Demonstrates First Guided .50 Calibre Rounds

The U.S. government says it has developed the first ever self-guided bullets that can lock onto a target more than a mile away and maneuver midflight in order to hit its mark.The.50 caliber target tracking bullets, dubbed Extreme Accuracy...Show More Summary

CDC Shuts 2 Labs After Another Dangerous Gaffe

Another day, another report of a potentially deadly lab mistake by the CDC. The latest one, involving bird flu, has prompted CDC chief Tom Frieden to shut down two research labs temporarily and to halt the shipment of risky germs, reports AP. The bird flu mistake actually happened in May...

Out of This World: Irene McKinney’s HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH DARKNESS YET? [Part Two of Two]

[This is Part Two. You can read Part One here.] “During the Night” echoes one of McKinney’s earlier poems, “Visiting My Gravesite: Talbott Churchyard, West Virginia”—another poem in which she takes an aerial view of her past and present life,… Continue reading ?

You Should Worry (a Little) About Falling Space Debris

A satellite's fiery reentry over Melbourne is a reminder of the danger of putting too much junk in space

Samsung 850 Pro review: The best SSD of 2014?

by Alysia Judge We review the brand new Samsung 850 Pro, an SSD that's making waves in the memory space for its revolutionary 3D V-NAND technology. But how does it stack up? Read more about Samsung 850 Pro review: The best SSD of 20...

Samsung 850 Pro review: The best SSD of 2014?

by Alysia Judge We review the brand new Samsung 850 Pro, an SSD that's making waves in the memory space for its revolutionary 3D V-NAND technology. But how does it stack up? Read more about Samsung 850 Pro review: The best SSD of 20...

'Expressive therapy' intervention assists women living with HIV

New research from UC San Francisco shows that an "expressive therapy" group intervention conducted by The Medea Project helps women living with HIV disclose their health status and improves their social support, self-efficacy and the safety and quality of their relationships. read more

Landsat looks to the moon

Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite's orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple times, then flips back around to continue its task of collecting land-cover information of the sunny side of Earth below. read more

Climate Fluctuations at the Eocene-Oligocene Transition in Xining (Tibetan Plataeu)

Clay mineral changes across the Eocene–Oligocene transition in the sedimentary sequence at Xining occurred prior to global coolingAuthors:Zhang et alAbstract:During the Cenozoic, high-quality long-term sedimentary sequences formed in...Show More Summary

NYT: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism While alarmists try to enshrine climate scientists as pure and unbiased, those familiar … Continue reading ?

the poetry of the corporation

With Fabio on much-deserved blogcation, I’m going to try to throw up some more frequent short posts over the next couple of weeks to keep the ball rolling. Although I’m 100% sure I’m not going to pull off daily posting. It turns out, though, that blogging is a lot like other kinds of writing deadlines, in that […]

Botnet virtual currency hackers caught by Greek police

by Jamie Hinks Around 50,000 Facebook accounts and 250,000 PCs were hacked to spread.zip files to mine the Litecoin. Read more about Botnet virtual currency hackers caught by Greek police

Mobile app of the day: MiTime

by Sandra Vogel If you have ever been late for an appointment or meeting in the past you may find MiTime is the ideal travel partner. Read more about Mobile app of the day: MiTime

Bell Labs broadband speed record of 10Gbps

by Jamie Hinks Record set in a laboratory in Belgium it’s claimed it could reduce fibre-optic costs in big cities. Read more about Bell Labs broadband speed record of 10Gbps

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