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University of California IT Workers Replaced By Offshore Outsourcing Firm To File Discrimination Lawsuit 292 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Your Favorite Books On Entrepreneurship? 85 comments
LinkedIn Testing 1970's-Style No-CS-Degree-Required Software Apprenticeships 195 comments
Pioneering Researchers Track Sudden Learning 'Epiphanies' 30 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Was Your First Programming Language? 629 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
Alzheimer's Gene Already Shrinking Brain By Age of Three 62 comments
145 Tech Leaders Say 'Trump Would Be A Disaster For Innovation' 360 comments
Google To Train 2 Million Indian Android Developers 360 comments
Has Physics Gotten Something Really Important Really Wrong? 387 comments
First Water Clouds Reported Outside The Solar System 41 comments
Researchers Develop A Way To Stop Ransomware By Watching The Filesystem 102 comments
Researchers Add Software Bugs To Reduce the Number of Software Bugs 73 comments
UW, Microsoft Successfully Encoded 200MB of Data Onto Synthetic DNA Molecules 46 comments
Man Builds Giant Homemade Computer To Play Tetris 127 comments
The Fight To Save the Australian Digital Archive Trove 87 comments
New York Falls and Seattle Rises on 'America's Top Tech Cities' List 100 comments
Microsoft President Brad Smith: Computer Science Is Space Race of Today 171 comments
ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 76 comments
Clinton Tech Plan Reads Like Silicon Valley Wish List 355 comments
Google Launches 'Project Bloks' Toys To Teach Kids To Code 54 comments
Amazon Unveils Inspire Online Education Service For Teachers and Schools 32 comments
New 'Civilization' Game Will Be Sold To Schools As An Educational Tool 198 comments
Google Launches Android Programming Course For Absolute Beginners 98 comments
Google To Offer Better Medical Advice When You Search Your Symptoms 104 comments
California Researchers Build The World's First 1,000-Processor Chip 205 comments
Bill Gates' Donation of Thousands of Chickens Rejected by Bolivia 317 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should You Store Medical Details In The Cloud? 262 comments
Finnish Scientist Provides Another Explanation For The 'Impossible' EM Drive 299 comments
38 Community Colleges Launch Entire Degree Programs With Open Educational Resources 48 comments
Coursera Commits 'Cultural Vandalism' As Old Platform Shuts 119 comments
Scientists Amplify Light Using Sound On a Silicon Chip 21 comments
Apple Introduces Swift Playgrounds App To Teach Kids To Code 73 comments
Ready CEO: Coding Snobs Are Not Helping Our Children Prepare For The Future 342 comments
Microsoft Makes Minecraft Education Edition Available To Schools 32 comments
Disadvantaged Students Stay In College If They're Told Everyone Struggles 206 comments
Researchers Turn Smartphone Vibration Motor Into Microphone To Spy On You 77 comments
Password Autocorrect Without Compromising Security 140 comments
Slashdot Asks: How Did You Learn How To Code? 515 comments
BBC Micro:Bit Learn-To-Code Device Up For Public Pre-Order In UK 36 comments
Computer Generates Largest Math Proof Ever At 200TB of Data 143 comments
Google Scholar Users Report Badly Malfunctioning Captcha 131 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'd Require All Children To Start Coding In 4th Grade 352 comments
ForcePhone App Uses Ultrasonic Tone To Create Pressure-Sensitive Batphone 48 comments
All European Scientific Articles To Be Freely Accessible By 2020 76 comments
American Schools Teaching Kids To Code All Wrong 369 comments
Google's 'Science Journal' App Turns Your Android Device Into A Laboratory 29 comments
Judge Orders 'Intentionally Deceptive' DOJ Lawyers To Take Remedial Ethics Class 185 comments
Google Is A Serial Tracker 110 comments
Google's Tensor Processing Unit Could Advance Moore's Law 7 Years Into The Future 86 comments
Employers Struggle To Find Workers Who Can Pass A Drug Test 819 comments
Iraq Shuts Down Internet In Entire Country To Prevent Exam Cheating 92 comments
Theoretical Breakthrough Made In Random Number Generation 152 comments
Girls From Progressive Societies Do Better At Math, Study Finds 280 comments
Amazon "Invades" College Campus With Media Center 59 comments
Anonymous Begins Teaching Hacktivism on IRC 52 comments
Brazilian Devs Launch Tiny $1 STEM-Oriented Microcontroller Board On Indiegogo 83 comments
Disney Research Leverages RFID Tech For Low Cost Interactive Games With Physical Objects 18 comments
Professor Surprises Students With AI Teacher Assistant 85 comments
Scientists Found 74 Genetic Variants Linked To Education Level 125 comments
'I Know How To Program, But I Don't Know What To Program' 255 comments
Facebook Open-Sources Capture the Flag Competition Platform As It Encourages Students 13 comments
This Unusual Botnet Targets Scientists, Engineers, and Academics 67 comments
Uganda, Where a Book Can Cost a Month's Salary 102 comments
Opera Launches 'Free And Unlimited' VPN App For iOS 23 comments
Airline Delays Flight Over Passenger's Suspicious Math Equations 512 comments
Researcher Writes A Machine Language For The Universe 102 comments
Sci-Hub Faces Millions Of Dollars In Damages, Elsevier Complaint Shuts Down Domain 56 comments
Students Can Now Fly Drones At School, FAA Says 86 comments
Study Suggests Free Will Is An Illusion 386 comments
Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing With Machine Learning 95 comments
Prince Quietly Helped Launch a Coding Program For Inner City Youth 172 comments
Taking a 'Gap Year' Before College Is a British Tradition That's Becoming a Big Trend In The US 256 comments
Novel Model Illustrates The Finer Details Of Nuclear Fission 43 comments
China Probes Baidu Over False Medical Ads After Student Dies 41 comments
3 Years Ago, Microsoft Said Tech Should Fund K-12 CS Education. What Changed? 102 comments
Robots Battle In 25th Annual FIRST Competition 26 comments
CV of Failures: Princeton Professor Publishes Resume of His Career Lows 51 comments
Nvidia GPU-Powered Autonomous Car Teaches Itself To See And Steer 54 comments
Top Silicon Valley Execs and Others Urge Congress To Fund K-12 Computer Science Education 125 comments
Schools Are Helping Police Spy On Kids' Social Media Activity 215 comments
Jihadis Twice As Likely To Be Students of Science Than Of Sharia 201 comments
The Android Administration: Google's Relationship With the Obama White House 47 comments
CERN Releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider Data Into Open Access 60 comments
Utah Governor: 'Porn Is a Public Health Crisis' 822 comments
Slashdot Asks: What's Your View On Speed Reading? 207 comments
New Full Duplex Radio Chip Transmits and Receives Wireless Signals At Once 33 comments
After 150 Years, the American Productivity Miracle Is 'Over' 431 comments
Microsoft Sending Minecraft To Summer School 40 comments
UC Davis Spent $175,000 To Bury Search Results After Cops Pepper-Sprayed Protestors 340 comments
Dyson Airblades 'Spread Germs 1,300 Times More Than Paper Towels' 434 comments
Golden State and the Mathematical Magic of Seventy-Three 102 comments
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