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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% 46 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
Obama Is Forgiving the Student Loans of Nearly 400,000 Permanently Disabled People 406 comments
Medium, Twitter Founder on Media: We Put Junk Food In Front Of Them and They Eat It 123 comments
Microsoft and HackerRank Add a Live Code Editor Into Bing 34 comments
Top US Undergraduate Computer Science Programs Skip Cybersecurity Classes 173 comments
Now Streaming: How To Do a Kidney Transplant 64 comments
High Schoolers Use Homemade Nuclear Fusion Reactor To Dominate Science Fairs 126 comments
Infographic: Ubuntu Linux Is Everywhere 185 comments
The 'Human Computer' Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman 269 comments
Government's Fake University Trap Results in 21 Visa Fraud Arrests 153 comments
GE's Move To Boston Could Revive Local Tech Business Ambitions 86 comments
Massachusetts AG Sues ITT Tech For Exploiting Computer Network Students 135 comments
The Spread of Ignorance 416 comments
CIA Left Inert Explosives On School Bus After Exercise 73 comments
Study Says People Who Continually Point Out Typos Are 'Jerks' 642 comments
Preterm Births Linked To Air Pollution Cost Billions In The US 70 comments
Ocean Temps Predict US Heat Waves 50 Days Out, Study Finds 62 comments
Hacker Weev Admits To Hacking Printers To Spew Racist and Anti-Semitic Messages 390 comments
Why Learning To Code Won't Save Your Job 155 comments
K-12 CS Framework Calls For Teaching Kids Responsible Use of Avatars and Emoji 99 comments
Supercomputers Help Researchers Improve Severe Hail Storm Forecasts 23 comments
Jason Bradbury Believes Coding Lessons In Schools Are a Waste of Time 281 comments
One Million School Children To Get Free BBC Micro:bit Computers 157 comments
Students' Experiments To Fly By Glider To the Edge of Space 55 comments
Facebook Exec Explains Why Technical Skills Aren't Enough To Be a Great Engineer 188 comments
How Many Digits of Pi Does NASA Use? 174 comments
South Korea Commits $863 Million To AI Research After AlphaGo 'Shock' 67 comments
Neural Mechanisms In Mouse Brains Indicate We Actively Forget As We Learn 25 comments
Alibaba To Train a Million Youngsters In E-commerce 32 comments
Should All Research Papers Be Free? 191 comments
Personalized Learning: the Best Education Or the Worst? 143 comments
Israeli 10th-Grader Discovers Elegant Geometry Theorem 173 comments
Why Do We Work So Hard? 282 comments
Code.org Hacked, Emails and Locations Data of Volunteers Compromised 33 comments
Amazon Working On Education Platform To Offer Free Learning Materials 20 comments
New Smartwatches Allow Students To Cheat On Exams 394 comments
Raspberry Pi 3 Is a Nice Upgrade, But Alternatives Exist With Faster Performance 287 comments
$500K NSF Grant Boosted Girls' CS Participation At Obama Daughters' $37K/Yr HS 187 comments
Mindfulness Meditators Are Less Affected By Virtual Reality 86 comments
Raspberry Pi 3 Rolls Out With Faster CPU, On-Board Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 203 comments
Are CEOs Overpaid? Not Compared With College Presidents 309 comments
Raspberry Pi 3 Brings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 97 comments
Leap Days May Be Going Away In the Not Too Distant Future 165 comments
Linguistics Could Help Future Driverless Cars Cooperate Better 27 comments
America's Ten Most Oppressive Colleges 385 comments
Chicago Public Schools Make Computer Science a Requirement For a HS Diploma 209 comments
New Fast Radio Burst Discovery Finds 'Missing Matter' In the Universe 38 comments
President Obama Nominates New Librarian of Congress Who Supports Open Access 188 comments
Drinking More Coffee May Undo Liver Damage From Booze 182 comments
Even On eBay, Women Get Paid Less For Their Labor 335 comments
Neuroscientists Detail How Humans Are Able To Hurt Others When Given Orders 162 comments
X Prize and IBM Announce $5 Million Artificial Intelligence Competition 18 comments
3D-Printed Ear Comes To Life After Implantation In Mice 25 comments
New Study Shows Mystery 'Hobbits' Not Humans Like Us 127 comments
Scientists Propose Using Cold War Era Weapons To Deflect Asteroids 114 comments
Why Some Cities Get All the Good Jobs 226 comments
Harvard: Prospective CS50 AP Teachers Must cc:Microsoft On Training Applications 79 comments
Brown CS Department Hiring Student Diversity, Inclusion Advocates 178 comments
US Copyright Law Forces Wikimedia To Remove the Diary of Anne Frank 178 comments
Our Hidden Neanderthal DNA May Increase Risk of Allergies, Depression 134 comments
Interviews: Ask Author and Programmer Andy Nicholls About R 187 comments
Uborne Children's Books Release For Free Computer Books From the '80s 119 comments
An Advanced Math Education Revolution Is Underway In the U.S. 218 comments
Massive Layoffs Hit University of Copenhagen 173 comments
Drag-and-Drop "CS" Tutorials: the Emperor's New Code? 158 comments
K-12 CS Framework Draft: Kids Taught To 'Protect Original Ideas' In Early Grades 132 comments
John Cleese Warns Campus Political Correctness Leading Towards 1984 669 comments
Obama Calls For $4B 'Computer Science For All' Program For K-12 Schools 246 comments
Ask Slashdot: Learning Robotics Without Hardware? 78 comments
Interview: Ask CEO Anant Agarwal About edX and the Future of Online Education 55 comments
Ask Slashdot: Math-Related Present For a Bright 10-Year-Old? 238 comments
Marvin Minsky, Pioneer In Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88 76 comments
2016's First Batch of Anti-Science Education Bills Arrive In Oklahoma 510 comments
How Have Large Donations Affected Education Policy In New York City? 37 comments
Google Launches Free Course On Deep Learning 16 comments
Stephen Wolfram: No Need To Teach With 'Toy Programming Languages' Like Scratch 214 comments
MIT To Offer Internet of Things Training For Professionals 63 comments
Big Brother Is Coming To UK Universities 75 comments
10-Year-Old Muslim Boy Probed For 'Terrorist House' Spelling Error 315 comments
Ask Slashdot: Good Introductory SW Engineering Projects? (HS Level) 140 comments
Microsoft To Release Educational Version of Minecraft 57 comments
The President Wants Every Student To Learn CS. How Would That Work? 317 comments
Why Sharing Ransomware Code For Educational Purposes Is Asking For Trouble 67 comments
Federal Law Now Says Kids Can Walk To School Alone 545 comments
K-12 CS Efforts Earn Microsoft CEO Ringside Seat For State of the Union Address 117 comments
K12CS.org: Microsoft, Google, Apple Identifying What 1st Graders Should Know 145 comments
The Promise and Limits of 'Learning Analytics' 57 comments
Overcoming Intuition In Programming 237 comments
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