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In Kenya, a digital classroom in a box

At the Lighthouse Grace Academy in Nairobi's downmarket Kwangware suburb, yellow school t-shirts carry the slogan 'To Fear God is Wisdom', but in their hands pupils clutch a more worldly path to knowledge: tablet computers.

dateNov 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The secret lives of bagels and falafel

What do bagels and falafel have in common? According to a Hebrew University of Jerusalem researcher, comparing the histories of these two foods shows us that bagels and falafel have much more in common than meets the eye.

dateNov 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Race matters on college campuses

Affirmative action bans not only contribute to the decline of student body diversity, but also negatively influence the success of students of color on campus, according to higher education researchers at Penn State and Columbia ...

dateNov 03, 2015 in Social Sciences
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