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Study: More customer information can help Airbnb address discrimination

Recent studies of peer-to-peer businesses such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft have revealed racial discrimination among hosts and drivers, thus threatening the basis for the sharing economy that aims ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study shows how information sources affect voters

For all the fact-checking and objective reporting produced by major media outlets, voters in the U.S. nonetheless rely heavily on their pre-existing views when deciding if politicians' statements ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Racial, ethnic, gender bias occurs in pathway from teacher to principal

A University of Texas at Arlington College of Education researcher shows in a new study that race and sex still matter when public school teachers seek to become principals.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Children and youth learning English require better support for academic success

Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs)—who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the U.S.—lag behind their English-speaking monolingual peers in educational achievement, ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Uber v TfL: court hears written English test will cost 33,000 drivers their jobs

Ride-hailing app challenges Transport for London in high court over demand that all minicab drivers pass a written English test to get a licenceA plan to force London minicab drivers to pass ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from Guardian.co.uk

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Millennials in PR don't feel ready to give companies advice on moral dilemmas, study finds

Millennials pursuing careers in public relations don't feel ready to give advice on moral dilemmas to their companies. In fact, they don't expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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UK scientists welcome changes to controversial research reforms

Amendments aim to protect autonomy and the independence of research funders from political interference.

22 hours ago from Nature News

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Get Out Is a Horror Movie Only a Black Person Could Have Made

Living under racism as a black person makes one constantly ask themselves questions, chief amongst them “what are non-black people seeing when they look at me?” and its corollary “how much should ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Gizmodo

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Breaking into Startups: How a 16-year-old dropout became a senior engineer at Slack

 his week’s Breaking Into Startups episode features Rodney Urqhart who talks about how he acquired the skills to become a Senior Engineer at Slack after he dropped out of high school ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from TechCrunch

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