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Voters reject culture war tactics in school board elections

Diversity and inclusion programs, book bans, censorship and debates over school curricula are all signs that America's culture wars have moved into a new combat zone: school boards......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 20th, 2023

Shackleton died on board the Quest; ship’s wreckage has just been found

"His final voyage kind of ended that Heroic Age of Exploration." Enlarge / Ernest Shackleton died on board the Quest in 1922. Forty years later, the ship sank off Canada's Atlantic Coast. (credit: Tore Topp/Royal Canadian Geograp.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

Norwegian boys dislike school more than any other group, finds study

For the most part, Norwegian girls enjoy going to school, whereas boys exhibit a marked dislike of the school setting. One of the problems is that boys experience school as unfair......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 13th, 2024

Some online platforms are starting to measure "student engagement" at school: Here"s what you need to know

There is increasing concern that children are less focused in school. This is often blamed on smartphones and social media......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 12th, 2024

Book bans as political action: Evidence from US schools

During the 2022 school year, schools banned books more often than ever before in United States history. Katie Spoon, Isabelle Langrock, and colleagues analyzed data from PEN America on 2,532 book bans that occurred during the year, in combination wit.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 12th, 2024

Phony "news" portals surpass US newspaper sites, researchers say

Partisan websites masquerading as media outlets now outnumber American newspaper sites, a research group that tracks misinformation said Tuesday, highlighting a local news crisis in a year of high-stakes elections......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 12th, 2024

Ransomware gangs are adopting “more brutal” tactics amid crackdowns

Researchers fear real-world violence as law enforcement plays Whac-A-Mole with gangs. Enlarge (credit: Just_Super via Getty) Today, people around the world will head to school, doctor’s appointments, and pharmacies, on.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2024

Ransomware gangs are adopting “more brutal” tactics amidst crackdowns

Researchers fear real-world violence as law enforcement plays Whac-A-Mole with gangs. Enlarge (credit: Just_Super via Getty) Today, people around the world will head to school, doctor’s appointments, and pharmacies, on.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2024

GM launches $6 billion share buyback plan

The board approval follows a $10 billion accelerated share repurchase announced by the automaker in November 2023......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2024

Study identifies ways consumers and businesses can handle food waste in food service-businesses

A team of Monash Business School researchers have identified key ways consumers and business representatives can help limit food waste in food service-businesses (FSBs), in an effort to reduce wastage in the hospitality industry......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2024

tvOS 18 & homePod OS thankfully processes dialog better & borrows Amazon"s Xray feature

Users of the Apple TV will be able to install tvOS 18 this fall, with the set-top box gaining features for improved viewing and listening across the board.tvOS 18's InSight featureThe Apple TV doesn't tend to get many updates, in part due to its fair.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJun 10th, 2024

Neuroscience can explain why voting is so often driven by emotion

The British electorate has been more volatile than ever in recent years. The elections of 2015 and 2017 saw the highest number of voters switching parties in modern history. And current polling suggests we're about to see more of the same......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 8th, 2024

Tesla chair says Elon Musk needs $46 billion pay plan to stay motivated

Musk could devote less time to Tesla if pay isn't re-approved, shareholders hear. Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks onstage at SXSW on March 11, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (credit: Getty Images | Diego Donamaria ) Tesla Board Cha.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 7th, 2024

Colonialism and gender inequality: The case of political representation in Nigeria

Nigeria ranked 130th out of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap report. Neoliberal tropes have posited this as a regional problem, whereby gender inequalities have prevailed as intrinsic to a 'one-size-fits-all' African culture. In turn, Western i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 7th, 2024

New tech could give individuals increased control over their own exposure to harmful gases

In an increasingly health-conscious society, data is a hot commodity. Tracking step counts with an old-school pedometer has turned into monitoring heart rates, sleep cycles and blood oxygen levels with wearable fitness trackers, a market that has exp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 7th, 2024

iOS 18 and macOS 15 to include new retro wallpaper packs from Apple

If you’re a fan of retro iPhone and Mac wallpapers, Apple has a few surprises in store for you this year. Bloomberg reports today that iOS 18 and macOS 15 will include new wallpaper packs that harken back to old school icons, slogans, and artwork......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJun 7th, 2024

Young adults say steady support from caring adults made difference in transitioning from child welfare system

Young people who have exited foster care generally fare better—in work, school and relationships—if they get consistent support from adults who care about them during their teen years......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 6th, 2024

Desert hero unveiled: Cissus quadrangularis genome decodes drought survival tactics

As water scarcity looms as a major threat to global ecosystems and food production, the quest to understand how plants like Cissus quadrangularis conquer arid landscapes is more critical than ever. The genetic blueprint of such species could hold the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 6th, 2024

Molecules derived from sea sponge show promising effects in cancer, mitochondrial function

A groundbreaking study led by the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in collaboration with Dominican University of California explores how small molecules derived from sea sponges affect energy production in mitochondria and details their remark.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 6th, 2024

Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail takes cues from Mesoamerican culture and Dragonball

At a hands-on preview event, we learned a lot more about Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail and its surprising Dragonball influence......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2024

John Waters" Pride month movie picks: "Good Cinema… Gay is a good start." 

John Waters weighs in on recent queer hits like "Femme," "Love Lies Bleeding," "Drive-Away Dolls," and "Challengers." The word "icon" gets thrown around a lot in a pop culture landscape littered with phrases plucked from queer culture. But 78-y.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 5th, 2024