• Internet
    Tencent Shuts Poker Platform Amid Widening Gaming Crackdown

    Tencent Holdings will shut a popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game, the Chinese tech giant said to its users on Monday, in a further step to comply with intensifying government scrutiny hitting the country’s gaming industry. Tencent said it would formally begin to shutter ‘Everyday Texas Hold’Em’ from Monday and would closer the game’s server from […]

  • Science Updates
    Scientists Discover Exoplanet Twice as Big as Earth

    Using data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has discovered a new exoplanet twice the size of Earth and about 145 light years away. The exoplanet Wolf 503b is in the Virgo constellation and it orbits its star every six days and is thus very close to it, about 10 times closer […]

  • Internet
    Haredi municipality to make Internet services available

    The Bnei Brak Municipality inaugurated a unique initiative to make municipal and government services accessible to the public, which they called Modai’ir. The need for such a project was born in light of the fact that most of the city’s residents refrain from using the Internet for reasons of religious common sense. “As part of the […]

  • Education
    Education in NSW is at an historic crossroads: Mark Scott

    As part of high school history I remember learning about Woodrow Wilson, the US President a century ago. Woodrow’s 14-point plan, the Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations. These are some of the headlines you keep with you from school as you trundle through life. Recently though, I discovered a statement widely attributed to […]

  • Education
    Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

    The United Nations defines sustainable development as “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. As such, sustainable development not only deals with environmental issues, but economic, social and cultural issues as well. Given the increased demands placed on societies and the environment due to, among other […]

  • Education
    THE EDUCATIONAL TYRANNY OF THE NEUROTYPICALS

    STRUCTURED LEARNING DIDN’T serve me particularly well. I was kicked out of kindergarten for running away too many times, and I have the dubious distinction of having dropped out of two undergraduate programs and a doctoral business and administration program. I haven’t been tested, but have come to think of myself as “neuroatypical” in some way. […]

  • Education
    Iran’s Student Activists Denied an Education

    This time of year in Iran, graduate school applicants learn if they’ve been accepted into the programs they’ve strived for based on their national exam rank. But over the past decade, authorities have been quietly barring student activists from furthering their education, marking their application status with a “star” that indicates their application is “missing documents.” […]

  • Science Updates
    ISS Leak: Russia Weighs Possibility of Sabotage

    Russia’s space agency said on Wednesday it hopes to announce the origin of a small hole found on a Russian module docked at the International Space Station in the coming weeks, including addressing whether the damage was deliberate. Crew members last week found the hole – roughly 2 millimetres in diameter – on the inner wall of Russia’s Soyuz […]