writes "Nytimes article writes that Japan is suffering a crisis of confidence these days about its ability to compete with its emerging Asian rivals, China and India. But even in this fad-obsessed nation, one result was never expected: a growing craze for Indian education..India's more demanding education standards are apparent at the Little Angels Kindergarten, and are its main selling point. Its 2-year-old pupils are taught to count to 20, 3-year-olds are introduced to computers, and 5-year-olds learn to multiply, solve math word problems and write one-page essays in English, tasks most Japanese schools do not teach until at least second grade. America has to learn something from this? or not?"
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writes "Back in the midsts of time, when I was a lad and gopher was the height of information retrieval I read The Anarchist's Cookbook in one huge text file. Now it appears the UK government considers possession of the book an offence under the Terrorism Act 2000 and is prosecuting a 17 year old boy, in part, for having a copy of the book."
writes "According to this story , inventor John Kanzius has developed a device which will set fire to salt water by blasting it with high frequency radio waves. Using a device he originally developed for cancer research, Mr Kanzius may have discovered the next great green fuel source. Reaction is mixed. According to Professor Emeritus Rustum Roy at the Penn State University Materials Lab it "... is the biggest discovery in 100 years of water research." However, University of Akron Professor Emeritus Rudy Scavuzzo says that it "...is nothing more than a new twist on a high school science experiment.""Link to Original Source
writes "Elton John agrees that music today is worse than music of yesteryear. And he knows the culprit. The internet. Because now anybody can become an artist. "Instead they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes OK, but it doesn't bode well for long-term artistic vision". Quick blurbs, not real stories, at hollywoodrag and news.com.com. Of course you can find more sites(mostly blogs) with the exact same info at google news."Link to Original Source