Math conundrums explained
How does the Google search ranking system work? Can mathematics explain the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day? A new web series of 'The Algebra of Everything' will explore these questions and more.
Checking out open access
From Wikipedia to shareware, the Internet has made information and software more widely available than ever. At the heart of this explosion is the simple idea that information should be open and free for anyone. Yet with ...
Mixed decision in NY Dead Sea Scrolls case
(AP)—A New York appeals court has reached a mixed decision in the appeal of a man convicted of harassment in an academic debate about the Dead Sea Scrolls.
New theory on African exit
Modern humans left Africa twice as early as previously thought, spreading in a number of climate-driven waves, new research suggests.
World wide web creator sees open access future for academic publishing
Activists pushing for free, open access to academic papers will eventually defeat publishers who seek to lock scholarly findings behind paywalls, the founder of the world wide web said today.
MOOC2Degree program to offer credit for free online college courses
Vocabulary instruction failing US students
Vocabulary instruction in the early years is not challenging enough to prepare students for long-term reading comprehension, argues a study led by a Michigan State University education researcher.
State financial aid doesn't keep students in state, report finds
(Phys.org)—State scholarships that aim to keep the best and brightest students in state during and after college don't convince them to stay put, according to a new study by a Cornell economist.
Parents' financial help linked to lower college GPAs, higher graduation rates
College students who aren't studying hard may have their parents' financial support to blame.