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China's Scientists Set New International Record -- For Faked Peer Reviews 72 comments
Steve Wozniak Announces Tech Education Platform 'Woz U' 23 comments
Woz Wants To Retrain You For a Career in Tech 65 comments
Google Announces $1 Billion Job Training and Education Program 47 comments
Learn To Code, It's More Important Than English as a Second Language, Says Apple CEO 295 comments
'Maybe Wikipedia Readers Shouldn't Need Science Degrees To Digest Articles About Basic Topics' 303 comments
Publishers Take ResearchGate To Court, Seek Removal of Millions of Papers 66 comments
Chicago School Official: US IT Jobs Offshored Because 'We Weren't Making Our Own' Coders 268 comments
Saudi Arabian Textbook Shows Yoda Joining The UN 87 comments
Computer Science Degrees Aren't Returning On Investment For Coders, Research Finds 395 comments
Kids Praised for Being Smart are More Likely to Cheat 173 comments
2017 'Ig Nobel' Prizes Recognize Funny Research On Cats, Crocodiles, and Cheese 20 comments
A New Way to Learn Economics 297 comments
The Washington Post Pans Apple-Sponsored School Reform TV Special 162 comments
IBM To Invest $240 Million To Develop AI Research Lab With MIT 39 comments
Following Cheating Scandals, Harvard Dean of Undergrad Ed Visits CS50 Class and Tells Students Not To Cheat 107 comments
Sci-Hub Faces $4.8 Million Piracy Damages and ISP Blocking 142 comments
Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues 147 comments
Google Conducted Hollywood 'Interventions' To Change Look of Computer Scientists 644 comments
Do Code Bootcamps Work? 139 comments
Lost Turing Letters Give Unique Insight Into His Academic Life Prior To Death 142 comments
Ancient Tablet Reveals Babylonians Discovered Trigonometry 83 comments
Does the World Need Polymaths? 212 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Can You Teach Programming To Schoolchildren? 353 comments
After 15 Years, Maine's Laptops-in-Schools Initiative Fails To Raise Test Scores 158 comments
Chatbot Helps Students Choose Courses 20 comments
High School Students Compete In 'Microsoft Office Championship' 103 comments
Vermont Medical School Says Goodbye To Lectures 116 comments
India is Betting On Compulsory Internships To Improve Its Unemployable Engineers 207 comments
Top Established and Emerging Tech Companies Prefer To Hire Highly Educated Candidates, Not Dropouts 267 comments
Subscription Journals Are Doomed Because of Sci-Hub's Big Cache of Pirated Papers, Suggests Data Analyst 100 comments
Scientists Propose To Raise the Standards For Statistical Significance In Research Studies 137 comments
US Defense Budget May Help Fund 'Hacking For Defense' Classes At Universities 34 comments
College Students Are Flocking To Computer Science Majors 379 comments
Coding School 'The Iron Yard' Announces Closure of All 15 Campuses 101 comments
$12 Billion In Private Student Loan Debt May Be Wiped Away By Missing Paperwork 399 comments
New Interactive Basic Electronics Textbook Launched Online 37 comments
In America, Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country 996 comments
Early 'Coding School' Dev Bootcamp Is Shutting Down 106 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Read Code? 337 comments
Students Are Better Off Without a Laptop In the Classroom 247 comments
'In the Knowledge Economy, We Need a Netflix of Education' 144 comments
Chicago To Make Future Plans a Graduation Requirement 399 comments
Sci-Hub 'Pirate Bay For Scientists' Sued by American Chemical Society Over Cloned Site 132 comments
Now Any Florida Resident Can Challenge What Is Taught In Public Florida Schools 484 comments
PBS Bets $3 Million That Monkeys Are Better CS Preschool Teachers Than Rabbits 82 comments
You're Thinking About the Dictionary All Wrong, Lexicographers Say 130 comments
How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms 132 comments
The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows 144 comments
Why So Many Top Hackers Come From Russia 263 comments
Sci-Hub Ordered To Pay $15 Million In Piracy Damages 167 comments
University of Missouri To Use Open Source And Other Cheaper Alternatives For General Education Textbook 58 comments
South Korea Signs On To Build Full-Scale Hyperloop System 133 comments
Intel Quietly Discontinues Galileo, Joule, and Edison Development Boards 95 comments
How Can Businesses Close 'The Cybersecurity Gap'? 179 comments
Physicists Discover A Possible Break In the Standard Model of Physics 260 comments
Mathematical Biology Is Our Secret Weapon In the Fight Against Disease 57 comments
Ask Slashdot: Your Favorite Subscription Services? 223 comments
Wisconsin Speech Bill Might Allow Students To Challenge Science Professors 438 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Types of Jobs Are Opening Up In the New Field of AI? 133 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Books You Wish You Had Read Earlier? 437 comments
Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills: WSJ 203 comments
Harvard Pulls Student Offers Over Online Comments 689 comments
Ethiopia Turns Off Internet Nationwide as Students Sit Exams 81 comments
As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating 250 comments
Seven Science Journals Have A Dog On Their Editorial Board 106 comments
Chinese Company Offers Free Training For US Coal Miners To Become Wind Farmers 203 comments
It's Time For Academics To Take Back Control Of Research Journals 74 comments
Airbnb Is Running Its Own Internal University To Teach Data Science 32 comments
Researchers Find Dozens of Genes Associated With Measures of Intelligence 267 comments
Elsevier Wants $15 Million In 'Piracy' Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen 158 comments
The Reign of the $100 Graphing Calculator Required By Every US Math Class Is Finally Ending 281 comments
'U Can't Talk to Ur Professor Like This' 486 comments
Google Owns the Classroom 114 comments
Open Source Educators 'OpenHatch' Close, Leaving Void For Campus Events 13 comments
Why Doesn't Harvard Want To Talk About Its Mystery Microsoft Azure Project? 51 comments
'The Traditional Lecture Is Dead' 233 comments
Should The Government Pay For Veterans To Attend Code Schools? 168 comments
10 Percent of Harvard's Popular 'Introduction To Computer Science' Class Accused of Cheating 131 comments
How Scratch Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds 48 comments
EU Leader Says English Is Losing Importance 711 comments
Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Nutrition Standards For School Lunches 788 comments
Microsoft Is Bringing Office to the Windows Store 57 comments
Colleges Are Starting Varsity Programs For Video Games 68 comments
Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S, an Education Edition Limited To Windows Store Apps 127 comments
Microsoft And Apple Target Schools In War With Chromebook 143 comments
University of California IT Workers Replaced By Offshore Outsourcing Firm To File Discrimination Lawsuit 326 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Your Favorite Books On Entrepreneurship? 87 comments
LinkedIn Testing 1970's-Style No-CS-Degree-Required Software Apprenticeships 200 comments
Pioneering Researchers Track Sudden Learning 'Epiphanies' 30 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Was Your First Programming Language? 633 comments
EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying On Students 84 comments
Leaked Document Sheds Light On Microsoft's Chromebook Rival 91 comments
Trump's FCC Votes To Allow Broadband Rate Hikes Will Deprive More Public Schools From Getting Internet Access 257 comments
No, Millennials Aren't a Bunch of Job-Hopping Flakes 214 comments
States Are Moving To Cut College Costs By Introducing Open-Source Textbooks 123 comments
TED Wants To Remind Us That Ideas -- Not Politicians -- Shape the Future 263 comments
Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Free for All Users 65 comments
Maryland Awards 21 Grants To Prepare 'Open Source' Textbooks 98 comments
New Research Says Starting University Classes at 11am or Later Would Improve Learning 178 comments
Are Chromebooks Responsible For PC Market Growth? 131 comments
Eric S. Raymond Unveils New List Of 'Hacker Archetypes' 116 comments
IRS Warns Tax Info Leaked By US Financial Aid Site 21 comments
Over 90% of College Students Today Regularly Use Netflix, But Only 34% Are Actually Paying For Their Own Account 55 comments
Tearing Down Science's Citation Paywall, One Link at a Time 50 comments
Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees 329 comments
Student Loan Debt Has Nearly Tripled 364 comments
'Grammar Vigilante' Secretly Corrects Bristol Street Signs 158 comments
Can Robots Help Children With Autism? 52 comments
More Compulsory Math Lessons Do Not Encourage Women To Pursue STEM Careers, Study Finds 239 comments
US College Grads See Slim-to-Nothing Wage Gains Since Recession 245 comments
Ivanka Trump To Take Coding Class With 5-Year-Old Daughter 366 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Lies Programmers Tell Themselves? 548 comments
'Brainstorming Doesn't Work' 89 comments
Stylebooks Finally Embrace the Single 'They' 301 comments
India's Silicon Valley Offers the Cheapest Engineers, But the Quality of Their Talent is Another Story 165 comments
17-Year-Old Corrects NASA Mistake In Data From The ISS 79 comments
'New' Clouds Earn Atlas Recognition 25 comments
In 18 Years, A College Degree Could Cost About $500,000 374 comments
Maryland Legislator Wants To Keep State University Patents Away From Trolls 52 comments
Ebook Pirates Are Relatively Old and Wealthy, Study Finds 153 comments
Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute 331 comments
Math Teacher Solves Adobe Semaphore Puzzle 52 comments
Ray Kurzweil On How We'll End Up Merging With Our Technology 161 comments
20,000 Worldclass University Lectures Made Illegal, So We Irrevocably Mirrored Them 555 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Teach Generic Engineers Coding, Networking, and Computing? 197 comments
Australia To Ban Unvaccinated Children From Preschool 281 comments
Alphabet's Jigsaw Wants To Explain Tech Jargon To You, Launches Sideways Dictionary 66 comments
Online Job Sites May Block Older Workers 207 comments
Canadian Millennials Struggle As College Degrees Don't Guarantee Jobs 632 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Make Novice Programmers More Professional? 347 comments
University of California, Berkeley, To Delete Publicly Available Educational Content 337 comments
Elon Musk Agrees To Hold Contest For Fan-Made Tesla Ads, At the Urging of a 5th Grader 28 comments
Apple Losing Out To Microsoft and Google in US Classrooms 130 comments
GitHub Invites Contributions To 'Open Source Guides' 54 comments
Arizona Bill Would Make Students In Grades 4-12 Participate Once In An Hour of Code 142 comments
University Offers Course To Help Sniff Out and Refute 'Bullshit' 402 comments
Software Goes Through Beta Testing. Should Online College Courses? 70 comments
New Kit Turns A Raspberry Pi Into A Robot Arm 36 comments
Is IoT a Reason To Learn C? 374 comments
AI Software Juggles Probabilities To Learn From Less Data 49 comments
How Beer Brewed 5,000 Years Ago In China Tastes Today 109 comments
College Network Attacked With Its Own Insecure IoT Devices 53 comments
Pioneering Data Genius Hans Rosling Passes Away At Age 68 53 comments
Goldman Sachs Automated Trading Replaces 600 Traders With 200 Engineers 185 comments
Ask Slashdot: Why Do You Care About Tech Conferences? 197 comments
Disney Thinks High Schools Should Let Kids Take Coding In Place of Foreign Languages 328 comments
'To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics' 229 comments
Touch Bar MacBook Pros Are Being Banned From Bar Exams Over Predictive Text 128 comments
Should College Tuition Vary By Major, Based On the College's Costs For the Major? 537 comments
The 32-Bit Dog Ate 16 Million Kids' CS Homework 161 comments
Is The Tech Industry Driving Families Out of San Francisco? 386 comments
New Senate Bill Would Give US Grads Preference In Receiving H-1B Visas 221 comments
Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60 314 comments
College Fires IT Admin, Loses Access To Google Email, Successfully Sues IT Admin For $250K 277 comments
Google-Funded Project Envisions Nation's Librarians Teaching Kids to Code 197 comments
Millennials Earn 20 Percent Less Than Boomers Did At Same Stage of Life 495 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's The Best Job For This Recent CS Grad? 261 comments
What's Happening As The University of California Tries To Outsource IT Jobs To India 483 comments
Koolova Ransomware Decrypts For Free If You Read Two Articles About Ransomware 80 comments
How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers For Its Cyberwar 236 comments
Did Google.org Steal the Christmas Spirit? 103 comments
Mozilla Will Support Firefox For XP and Vista Until At Least September 2017 73 comments
The Linux Foundation Offers 50% Discounts On Training 39 comments
US Scientists Scramble To Protect Research On Climate Change 534 comments
Why China Can't Lure Tech Talent 219 comments
Inside Peter Thiel's Genius Factory 165 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's The Best Geeky Gift For Children? 204 comments
Autonomous Shuttle Brakes For Squirrels, Skateboarders, and Texting Students 74 comments
Information Overload No Problem For Most Americans: Survey 75 comments
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Makes Game For Third Annual Hour of Code 135 comments
White House Silence Seems To Confirm $4 Billion 'Computer Science For All' K-12 Initiative Is No More 280 comments
Tech Billionaires Award Top Scientists $25 Million In 'Breakthrough' Prizes 56 comments
Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda 89 comments
Science Journals Caught Publishing Fake Research For Cash 137 comments
O'Reilly Discounts Every eBook By 50% 47 comments
Has The 'Hour of Code' Turned Into a Giant Corporate Infomercial? 88 comments
Google's AI Translation Tool Creates Its Own Secret Language 69 comments
US Dementia Rates Drop 24%, New Study Finds 105 comments
A Computer Program Has Ranked the Most Influential Brain Scientists of the Modern Era 39 comments
UK Bookstores Found Selling Banned US Bomb-Making Handbooks 108 comments
Teachers 'Unwittingly' Spying On School Children With Surveillance Software 76 comments
Face Electrodes Let You Taste and Chew In Virtual Reality 41 comments
Google's DeepMind AI Plans To Take On StarCraft II 75 comments
Interviews: Ask American Author and Entrepreneur Seth Godin a Question 67 comments
CloudFlare Can Be Ordered To Disclose Science Piracy Website Owner Details 55 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Training Helps Older Programmers Most? 435 comments
How Linux Saved A School's Failing Windows Laptop Program 255 comments
Let Researchers Try New Paths 116 comments
Women in Computing To Decline To 22% by 2025, Study Warns 647 comments
'Picat' Programming Language Creators Surprised With A $10,000 Prize 63 comments
BBC Micro Bit Mini-Computer To Expand Internationally With New Hardware 40 comments
CIA-Backed Surveillance Tool 'Geofeedia' Was Marketed To Public Schools 41 comments
Outsourced IT Workers Ask Sen Feinstein For Help, Get Form Letter in Return 813 comments
Baby Boomers Don't Have a Stronger Work Ethic Than Later Generations, Says Study 326 comments
Sprint To Provide 1 Million Students With Free Internet, Mobile Devices 65 comments
Melinda Gates Was Encouraged To Use an Apple and BASIC. Her Daughters Were Not. 370 comments
Linux Foundation Shares LinuxCon Highlights 50 comments
Teens' Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster, Says Study 37 comments
New AI Is Capable of Beating Humans At Doom 170 comments
The Ig Nobel Awards Celebrate Their 26th First Annual Awards Ceremony 37 comments
How ITT Tech Screwed Students and Made Millions 334 comments
Poor Scientific Research Is Disproportionately Rewarded 81 comments
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Announce $3 Billion Initiative To 'Cure All Diseases' 161 comments
Kindergarteners Today Get Little Time To Play, and It's Stunting Their Development 228 comments
Microsoft Weaponizes Minecraft In the War Over Classrooms 55 comments
Code.org Disses Wolfram Language, Touts Apple's Swift Playgrounds 241 comments
Laurene Jobs Awards $10M To Pet Charter School Network of Zuckerberg, Gates 51 comments
Stanford Engineers Propose A Technology To Break The Net Neutrality Deadlock 199 comments
Stephen Wolfram Reveals Ambitious Plan to Teach Computational Thinking 76 comments
New Research Reveals Hundreds of Undiscovered Black Holes 75 comments
Video Shows How Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs 87 comments
Smartphones Can Steal 3D Printing Plans By Listening To The Printer 45 comments
University of California's Outsourcing Is Wrong, Says US Lawmaker 338 comments
University of California Hires India-Based IT Outsourcer, Lays Off Tech Workers 618 comments
ITT Tech Is Officially Closing 420 comments
Amazon Suddenly Stops Selling Student Loans 81 comments
US Would Be 28th In 'Hacking Olympics', China Would Take The Gold 112 comments
Stanford's New Alcohol Policy Isn't Based On Much Research 201 comments
Google's DeepMind To Apply AI In Head and Neck Cancer Treatments 17 comments
Now Arriving On the New York Subway: Free E-Books, Timed For Your Commute 44 comments
Belgians Are Hunting Books, Instead Of Pokemon 38 comments
Princeton Researchers Announce Open Source 25-Core Processor 114 comments
Four Code Bootcamps Are Now Eligible For Government Financial Aid 85 comments
Scammers Use Harvard Education Platform to Promote Pirated Movies 27 comments
Eleven Reasons To Be Excited About The Future of Technology 282 comments
Satellite Images Can Map Poverty 120 comments
From Now On You'll Be Able To Access NASA Research For Free 64 comments
Billionaire Launches Free Code College in California 187 comments
Has The NSF Automated Coding with ExCAPE? 140 comments
8 Paralyzed Patients Learn To Walk Again Using Virtual Reality 17 comments
Bill Gates Has Spent $1+ Million To Get Mark Zuckerberg's Software In Schools 105 comments
University Collects Medical Samples Via Drones In Madagascar 20 comments
Immigration Attorneys: Industry Pushes Foreign Labor, Claiming 'US Students Can't Hack It In Tech' 472 comments
Positive Link Between Video Games and Academic Performance, Study Suggests 100 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Should a Children's Computer Museum Look Like? 133 comments
Online Fame Distracts 9th-Grader Who Built That Clock Mistaken For A Bomb 319 comments
Seymour Papert, Creator of the Logo Language, Dies At 88 68 comments
Peter Thiel Is Interested In Harvesting The Blood Of The Young 373 comments
The Mojave Desert: Home of the New Machine Movement 48 comments
AT&T Violated Rule Requiring Low Prices For Schools, FCC Says 58 comments
E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors, Says Study 312 comments
Tech Takes Its K-12 CS Education and Immigration Crisis To the DNC 118 comments
NIST Prepares To Ban SMS-Based Two-Factor Authentication 150 comments
Auto Industry Publishes Its First Set of Cybersecurity Best Practices 38 comments
Large Source Of Hydrogen Gas May Lie Near Slow-Spreading Tectonic Plates Under The Ocean 79 comments
Amazon Wants To Sell You Everything, Including Student Loans 49 comments
Researchers Develop Atomic-Scale Hard Drive That Writes Information Atom By Atom 68 comments
Coursera Relaunches Classic Computer Science Courses 17 comments
Slashdot Asks: Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat? 351 comments
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