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Personalized curriculum captures students' imagination, interest

Focusing on their personal DNA and genealogies, middle school students appear to have learned as much as their peers who used case studies, according to a Penn State researcher.

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Researchers report a link between earthquakes and currency jumps

Mathematicians at the Higher School of Economics have successfully demonstrated the use of a Japanese model which detects seismic activity in predicting currency risks. The research results ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from

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European officials: Virtual currencies are no way to pay

European finance officials are underlining their skepticism toward digital currencies like bitcoin, saying they are risky for investors and inefficient as a way to pay for things.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from

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Cryptocurrency investors flock to Puerto Rico Investment Summit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico’s annual investment summit, a two-day conference to woo investors to the bankrupt U.S. territory and the first since Hurricane Maria devastated ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Reuters Technology

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New school in India will prioritize happiness and emotional intelligence

You won't find the students at Riverbend School near Chennai, India in a traditional classroom, according to Fast Company. They might be in an ideation laboratory or meditation room - this school ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from Inhabitat

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Californians want tech companies to step up - CNET

Nearly two-thirds of the state's residents trust the industry, but want better oversight, too.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference....

Tue 13 Feb 18 from AP

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Web-based teaching can improve science understanding for struggling pupils

Web-based learning tools can help deepen science knowledge among all middle school students, and ease the science literacy gap for underachieving students, according to a three-year study published ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from

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NIMBY vs. YIMBY: Housing battle brews in booming Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from AP

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Grubhub wins trial. It has contractors, not employees - CNET

The first case to go to trial classifying gig economy workers ends in favor of Grubhub. It won’t be the last word.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from CNET

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