Top 10 schools in Asia

Some of the world's most prestigious universities aren't in America.

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  • China's Tsinghua and Peking University are on par with Harvard and MIT.
  • These 10 universities consistently shuffle around for top tier status in Asian college rankings.
  • Universities in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and China have churned out dozens of Nobel Laureates and other renowned figures.
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The first smart watch for blind people lets them receive texts and notifications

This is huge news for the 285 million visually impaired people around the world.

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For the 285 million visually impaired people around the world, the technological advancements of our day and the conveniences of everyday life enjoyed by the sighted are rarely experienced. From libraries without braille books, to street signs and smart devices, navigating life is an entirely different and much more difficult experience. Noticing this divide in university, where sighted students could instantly get information from smart devices, while a visually impaired classmate had to lug around heavy Braille books, Eric Kim was inspired to develop a cheap impairment-friendly smartwatch.

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Where Does the USA Rank In Empathy Worldwide?

We're ranked behind Saudi Arabia and Korea in empathy. Surprised? 

 

 

Map of Global Empathy. Source: Michigan State University.

Empathy is something that is measurable, and researchers at Michigan State University have done just that, for the first time.

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