• Science Updates
    Japan Space Probe Launches New Robot Onto Asteroid

    A Japanese probe launched a new observation robot towards an asteroid on Wednesday as it pursues a mission to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The Hayabusa2 probe launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, towards the Ryugu asteroid’s surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. “We can confirm that the MASCOT separated […]

  • Education
    ‘Baptism barrier’ lifted by Education Minister Richard Bruton banning primary schools from enrolling students based on religion

    A ‘baptism barrier’ which allowed primary schools to select students for admission based on their religion was lifted yesterday. Education Minister Richard Bruton signed a commencement order to bring sections of the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 into operation which will make the school admission process fairer throughout the country. He also signed an […]

  • Education
    Florida education news: Legislative priorities, student voices, charter schools and more

    LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Funding for school security, mental health services and general operations top the wish list of the Florida School Boards Association for 2019. “We want to make sure the resources are available to accomplish those most important goals” for students, FSBA lobbyist Ruth Melton said. STUDENT VOICES: The Hernando County School Board revives its student representative program. CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Pasco […]

  • Education
    Teacher Honor Roll / Education Notebook

    School: Snider High School Grade or subject teaching: Grade 10 honors and academic, SAT prep course Education: Bachelor of Science in education from IPFW Years teaching: 18, recently retired City born: Fort Wayne Current hometown: I lived in Fort Wayne all my life but plan to move to Lake George in Fremont. Family: I have a clan consisting of my kind and […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Marks 4 Years in Mars Orbit With a Selfie

    NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft released a selfie image of the spacecraft at Mars, celebrating its four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet. MAVEN’S selfie image looks at ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight reflected off of components of the spacecraft. The image was obtained with the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument that normally looks at […]

  • Science Updates
    Japan Lands 2 Robot Rovers on Asteroid Surface

    The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid. “The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data,” the agency, JAXA, said on Saturday after the rovers separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft and landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The rovers are […]

  • Education
    Revamp higher education to meet contemporary needs: M Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday called for revamping higher education to bring it in tune with the contemporary needs and said the “undesirable trend” of lakhs of engineering students graduating in India without basic employable skills must stop. He said education is not only for employment, but also meant to empower students and help […]

  • Gadgets
    Oculus Quest Is Facebook’s New $399 Standalone VR Headset

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it’s appropriate his company’s next VR headset will be called Quest. The headset from Facebook’s Oculus division will be a stand-alone device that won’t require a smartphone or a connection to a personal computer to create […]