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Hey Silicon Valley: you can help avert the STEM crisis

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Given the abundance of tech smarts here in Silicon Valley, it may not be apparent that there is a crisis in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education in the U.S. But as Elizabeth Babcock, chief public engagement officer and dean of education at the California Academy of Sciences points out,...
Hey Silicon Valley: you can help avert the STEM crisis
Google gives $23M to seven nonprofit innovators with 'Global Impact Awards'

Indiana Senate passes bill putting religion in science class

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Yesterday, after almost no debate, the Indiana State Senate approved a bill that would allow its schools to teach the origin stories of various religions when a class touches on the origin of life. It now moves on to the state's House, where one of its cosponsors is currently...
Indiana Senate passes bill putting religion in science class

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

How to keep IT projects under control: 13 tips

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Scope creep. Team members who don't understand what's expected of them. Poor inter-departmental communication. These are just some of the problems project managers constantly face. So how do you keep projects under control? CIO.com asked dozens of project managers and project management experts to find out. Here are their...
How to keep IT projects under control: 13 tips

Indiana backing away from bill allowing creation "science" into classrooms

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Earlier this week, we reported on efforts by an Indiana state legislator who was interested in getting creationism inserted into the state's science classrooms. He managed to get a modified bill, one that was less sectarian but still overtly promoted religion, passed by the state's Senate. Yesterday, however, the...
Indiana backing away from bill allowing creation "science" into classrooms

Missouri bill redefines science, gives equal time to Intelligent Design

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Kapungo Each year, state legislatures play host to a variety of bills that would interfere with science education. Most of these are variations on a boilerplate intended to get supplementary materials into classrooms criticizing evolution and climate change (or to protect teachers who do). They generally don't mention creationism,...
Missouri bill redefines science, gives equal time to Intelligent Design

Ed Lazowska: The iPad wouldn't be here without federal research dollars

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Ed Lazowska University of Washington computer science professor Ed Lazowska is known for this strong opinions. And he got to share some of those Thursday, testifying before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Lazowska’s main point: Federal research dollars play a critical role in...
Ed Lazowska: The iPad wouldn't be here without federal research dollars

Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

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The innovation world at large has been crafting ways for handicapped individuals to interact with computers for years on end, but the issue of tablets has created another predicament entirely. How do you enable someone to masterfully control a touch-centric device, when the mere act of touching is a...
Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

Sally Ride Defied Gravity

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Video of the journey that turned a physicist into a trailblazer Sally Ride died today after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Ride will best be remembered for being the first American woman in space: Nearly 30 years ago, on June 18, 1983, Ride joined the crew...
Sally Ride Defied Gravity

5 Use Cases for The Real-Time Web

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The theme of our upcoming Real-Time Web Summit in New York City is use cases for the Real-Time Web. In the run-up to our June 11 event, we'll publish a series of posts exploring use cases for the Real-Time Web across a variety of industries. We'll look at use cases...
5 Use Cases for The Real-Time Web

Tareasplus helps Latin American students master math and science

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Education is a hot button issue in the US, as schools are unable to access the resources they need and test scores fall behind those of our international peers. Both North and South of the border, students struggle with math and science education and there are startups swooping in...
Tareasplus helps Latin American students master math and science

The Seoul of a startup

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Entrepreneurship is alive in South Korea. Their tradition of outstanding math and science education has fostered a strong developer culture as well as a thriving design community. Over the past year, the Google for Entrepreneurs team has partnered with Global K-Startup, a competition aimed at finding and supporting the next...
The Seoul of a startup
NASA and Foursquare offering Curiosity badge for checking in at science centers
Oatmeal campaign to build a Tesla museum ends with $1.37M raised

Tennessee governor allows bill targeting science education to become law

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After the US Supreme Court's 1987 decision forbidding the teaching of creationism in science classes, those who objected to the teaching of evolution modified their ideas slightly. They relabeled these ideas "Intelligent Design." In the wake of that tactic's defeat in the courts, the opponents of science education retooled...
Tennessee governor allows bill targeting science education to become law

Wu-Tang's GZA is Not a Science Genius, Wants Your Kid to Be One

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(Wikipedia.) Do you ever look upon a gaggle of teenagers crowding up a subway car and marvel at the unlocked potential of youth? Do you wonder whether the acne-plagued youngster standing before you grow up to be a butcher, or baker or technology maker? Or alternatively, a platinum-selling rapper, or...
Wu-Tang's GZA is Not a Science Genius, Wants Your Kid to Be One
Week in science avoids the lightning, gets hit by a neutron

Q&A: Bill Nye on Superman's beard, space, education and a possible 'Science Guy' return

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Science Rules! So why would anyone turn down a chance to jump on the phone with Bill Nye, the Science Guy? Exactly. No one would. Which is how I ended up talking with Nye today even though it was in his role as a paid endorser for Gillette razors,...
Q&A: Bill Nye on Superman's beard, space, education and a possible 'Science Guy' return

Q&A: Space Shuttle Trainier set to make its Seattle debut

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A sneak peek of the Space Shuttle Trainer. (Credit: Museum of Flight) On Saturday, the Space Shuttle Trainer will make its official debut at the Museum of Flight in Seattle — giving the public an up-close look at the full-sized Space Shuttle replica that served as the training ground for every astronaut...
Q&A: Space Shuttle Trainier set to make its Seattle debut

Making It Illegal To Fail Science Students Who Argue Humans Co-Existed With Dinosaurs

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As American science students struggle to compete with the global competition, Oklahoma is moving forward with a law that could ban Biology teachers from failing students who argue that humans co-existed with dinosaurs. The state legislator’s committee in charge of education standards has approved a law that would forbid teachers from...
Making It Illegal To Fail Science Students Who Argue Humans Co-Existed With Dinosaurs

"Teach the controversy" science education bills advance in Tennessee, Oklahoma

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Earlier this week, legislators in Tennessee approved a bill that singles out public school science education for special attention. Now, the Oklahoma Senate has passed a very similar bill that attacks an identical range of subjects that the legislation deems controversial: biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global...
"Teach the controversy" science education bills advance in Tennessee, Oklahoma
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