Christian theologists have long grappled with how the discovery of extraterrestrial life would fit within the parameters of Christian history and ideology. Unsurprisingly, opinions on the matter are diverse.
After displaying disappointment in the lack of diversity among its workforce, Google has launched a number of initiatives to help women and minorities become qualified for jobs in the tech sector.
A popular football chant by Mexico supporters has drawn the ire of FIFA's governing board. The incident is one of many recent instances where one group's "tradition" is another group's slur.
Several dozen Canadian academics have utilized a job vacancy at the University of Alberta to protest high administrator salaries. Slate's Rebecca Schuman examines administrative bloat and the "corporatization of the University."
An Idaho School Board is considering a new social media policy that forbids teachers from friending, following, or posting about students and their parents. The policy change stems from an incident involving a high school basketball teacher who was fired over a controversial photo.
The creator of television shows such as Scandal and Grey's Anatomy told Dartmouth graduates on Sunday to fight for causes with action, not hashtags. Her attack on Twitter (in)activism has been lauded by some, panned by others.
Partially in response to recent research into adolescent sleep patterns, one English school has announced that sixth-form classes -- attended by students aged 16-18 -- will start at 1:30 PM and end at 7:00 PM.
When it comes to overall well-being, a new survey reports that regardless of whether it's public or private, elite or obscure, the type of institution isn't nearly as important as certain other factors, such as engaging professors.
Designers from London's Colophon Foundry observed students' handwriting exercises and created a font that would make reading and writing easier to learn and teach. Named after the school, Castledown is now on sale to the public.
If we want to fail fast and fail hard, we should be sure to be mindful about disrupting gurus of innovation.
First instituted over 60 years ago to help care for war orphans, the schools eventually began to attract a more moneyed clientele. Today, supporters say they promote independence, while critics say they leave some kids feeling abandoned.
Using brain scans, Finnish researchers discovered that infants who listened to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in utero recognized the melody up to four months after birth. It's the first study to measure how long fetal memories last.
Several studies note that people working in a particular environment -- the classroom, the office -- can be affected by the sounds and smells around them. Now researchers and others are investigating ways to use this information for the public good.
A study of 5,000 UK schoolchildren found that improvements in academic performance accompanied an increase in the number of minutes spent in intensive exercise. Girls in particular were shown to do better in science.
Working with Caltech and MinecraftEdu, Google has released a mod for the popular world-building game that provides insights into quantum behavior.