Internet takes 'distance-learning' into the Amazon
The Internet is letting a school sprout in the Amazon where teachers tend not to linger due to harsh living conditions and a scarcity of students.
Australia's Coral Sea is 'biodiversity hotspot'
The Coral Sea off Australia's northeast coast is one of the last remaining places brimming with large predatory fish such as sharks and tuna, a study released Saturday found.
Apple planning early 2012 launch for new iPad
Apple plans to begin trial production of a next generation iPad in October with an eye to an early 2012 launch, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
After joining Foursquare, what's next for Obama?
(AP) -- President Barack Obama joined the location-based social network Foursquare this week, adding to his other hip, online destinations that include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Mauna Kea telescope back up after lightning strike
(AP) -- A Mauna Kea telescope that was knocked out by lightning more than two months ago is fully operational again after undergoing repairs, the telescope's director said Friday.
After insulin pump hacking, lawmakers seek review
(AP) -- Two lawmakers are requesting a review of the government's security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people's insulin pumps.
Hewlett-Packard overhaul exposes underdog status
(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard, one of the world's largest technology companies, finds itself the underdog as it ditches most of its consumer businesses to become more like the well-oiled, corporate-focused machines ...
Poor women and welfare reform: working without a net
Welfare and Unemployment Insurance, considered important parts of Americans' safety net during difficult financial times, have provided little to no help for many low-wage earners who have the shortest distance to fall. Poor ...
Active participation in voluntary organizations declining faster than checkbooks can keep up
The decline in active memberships in civic groups, fraternal organizations, and other local associations is greater than the increase in checkbook memberships, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual ...
Empowerment, self-defense motivating factors for texas women to hold concealed handgun licenses
Texas women who hold concealed handgun licenses (CHLs) are motivated to do so by feelings of empowerment and a need for self-defense, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological ...
Race and poverty often unjustifiably tied to school security measures
Elementary, middle, and high schools with large minority populationsbut not necessarily higher crime ratesare far more likely than others to require students and visitors to pass through metal detectors, according ...
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