UK physicist donates 2.2 million prize to boost diversity

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 20, 2018

UK physicist donates 2.2 million prize to boost diversity

One of Britain's leading astrophysicists is donating her 2.2 million from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics…

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Top School of Medicine is now paying tuition for all of its med students

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 23, 2018

Top School of Medicine is now paying tuition for all of its med students

The NYU School of Medicine just announced that it is offering full-tuition scholarships to all current and future students in its MD degree program regardless of need or merit—a bold effort to simultaneously address the rising costs of medical education and still attract the best and brightest students to careers in medicine. The announcement from the medical school’s trustees, leaders, and faculty was delivered earlier this week to first-year medical students and family members as …

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A new educational platform to learn better

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by Marina Morg

Posted on August 19, 2018

A new educational platform to learn better

Researchers from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) worked in primary schools in Thailand to test how a specially designed Internet of Educational Things (IoET) device could improve both active learning engagement and outcomes. To do this, the researchers developed a platform called OBSY (Observation Learning System) that featured several components, such as a light reader and temperate monitor, which could then send data wirelessly to computers the children had already been provi…

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A boy of 12 years, the youngest university student in Mexico

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by Bel G

Posted on August 7, 2018

A boy of 12 years, the youngest university student in Mexico

With the amazement and energy of a child but with the maturity and responsibility of an adult, Carlos Santamaría will study in one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America. With only 12 years old, this child will study biomedical physics at the UNAM. When Carlos Santamaría goes out to play like the other kids his age, few imagine that his IQ is so high that he will start a university career this week…

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Laurent Simons, the Belgian boy who will start university at age 8

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on August 1, 2018

Laurent Simons, the Belgian boy who will start university at age 8

At age 8, he received his high school diploma and made the difference. At first glance, he seems common among the thousands of students who graduate in schools around the world…

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In Amsterdam they make shoes with recycled gum from the street

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 31, 2018

In Amsterdam they make shoes with recycled gum from the street

It is a very difficult and costly waste to dispose of, but Gumbudy seems to have found the solution. Chewing gums end up on the floor as often as cigarette butts. Both highly polluting, are waste of difficult and expensive elimination…

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India promotes the subject of Happiness in schools thanks to the Dalai Lama

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 30, 2018

India promotes the subject of Happiness in schools thanks to the Dalai Lama

In the schools of New Delhi, 45 minutes will be devoted to games, meditation and debates around this concept. The Dalai Lama presented the "curriculum of happiness", a subject for schools in New Delhi (India) that aims to bring the search for joy to the classroom and make young people develop skills such as empathy or self-awareness. The new discipline, which will not have exams or notes, will incorporate into the school day 45 minutes of games, reflections, meditation and group discussions ab…

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The course on happiness that triumphs at Yale University

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 25, 2018

The course on happiness that triumphs at Yale University

'Psychology and the good life' has become the most popular class in history at the prestigious Yale University, USA. One in four students, 1,200 people in total, looks for the keys to be happy through this subject. The secret of happiness is a mystery that has remained hidden throughout the history of mankind…

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