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  • In Defense of Selfies: A Millennial’s Thoughts on Social Media’s Power

    In Defense of Selfies: A Millennial’s Thoughts on Social Media’s Power

    Via LinkedIn : If you’ve ever seen the movie Easy A, you might remember the character Mr. Griffith from his witty dialogue with the protagonist of the film, Olive. While it’s been a few years since this movie was originally released, I occasionally find myself thinking about one particular scene involving Mr. Griffith. The scene’s dialogue goes something like this: Olive: Geez…when did teachers become privy to idle adolescent gossip? Mr. Griffith: That would be when […]

  • What to Remove First When Your Phone Storage Is Full

    What to Remove First When Your Phone Storage Is Full

    Via Mashable : With the iOS 7 upgrade requiring 3.1GB of free space on your iPhone, you may find yourself making some tough choices about what to purge from your device. You’ve painstakingly built up a stellar collection of apps, photos and videos that you’d hate to part with, but some things just have to go. We’re here to help. By identifying your device’s storage-suckers, you can delete or uninstall some items without having to wipe […]

  • Imperial drops three places in Guardian 2016 UniversityGuide

    Imperial drops three places in Guardian 2016 UniversityGuide

    Via Felix Online : Cecily Johnson rounds up the various league tables from the last year This week Imperial College London dropped three places in the Guardian’s 2016 University Guide, taking eighth place out of 119 Universities. The University of Cambridge came top of the table for the fifth year in a row. In second place again was the University of Oxford, followed by St Andrews in third. The Universities of Surrey, Bath, Durham, Warwick, Exeter […]

  • Doug Rauch has brought The Daily Table a non-profit grocery store to Dorchester. The store will offer produce, nutritious pre-made meals, and other groceries.

    Former Trader Joe’s Exec Opens Super Cheap Nonprofit Supermarket

    Via Time : Tons of items are under $1. On Thursday, June 4, a new not-for-profit grocery store called the Daily Table opened in Dorchester, Mass. The new store is notable for two main reasons: 1) It’s the baby of Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, which was recently named among America’s favorite supermarkets; and 2) The prices of many items are incredibly affordable. Here is a sampling of expected prices at Daily Table, according […]

  • This Kenyan Teenager Uses Poop to Fuel His School

    This Kenyan Teenager Uses Poop to Fuel His School

    Via Fast Company : Leroy Mwasaru’s biodigesters have eliminated two pollution problems in one fell swoop. In rural Kenya, pit toilets—basically holes in the ground, with no water for flushing—are the most common type of toilet. They don’t always work well. At Maseno School, a large boarding school in western Kenya, the sewer system often backed up and contaminated a nearby stream. And, of course, it didn’t smell very good either. A teenage student at the […]

  • Advice to a young scientist

    Advice to a young scientist

    Via Science : In these days of increased competition and uncertain career prospects in academia, it is easy for young scientists to forget why they do science in the first place. But too much career anxiety can backfire, put young scientists at risk of losing the fun of science, and harm their chances of success. “Today, in contrast to our days, [young investigators] must be continuously justifying what they do. They find themselves under a great […]

  • Extreme revision for medical student who saves neighbour’s life

    Extreme revision for medical student who saves neighbour’s life

    Via Health Canal : A University of Manchester medical student helped to save a neighbour’s life after he had a cardiac arrest – just a couple of weeks before her CPR exam. Jenny Grey Jenny Grey, a first year student from Talygarn, south Wales, didn’t know CPR before she started her studies in September, but when returning home to her parents’ house with her sister on 2 May she saw a neighbour frantically knocking on doors […]

  • Sydney University to overhaul undergraduate degrees, research

    Sydney University to overhaul undergraduate degrees, research

    Via The Sydney Morning Herald : The University of Sydney will dramatically reduce its number of undergraduate degrees, will rethink its research investments and face up to a cultural bias of “old, white males” in positions of power in a bid to unseat Melbourne as the best university in the country. The vice-chancellor, Michael Spence, has told staff that the next six months will be spent radically overhauling the structure and culture of Australia’s oldest university. […]

  • York named ‘university of the year’ at new awards

    York named ‘university of the year’ at new awards

    Via Telegraph : The announcement was made as part of a new education conference launched to recognise the achievements of institutions in the North of England The University of York was last night awarded the title ‘University of the Year’ by a panel of education and business professionals at an education conference in the north of England. It was one of 17 categories created to recognise higher and further education institutions in the north of the […]

  • Australian National University in Canberra to go ‘smoke-free’ from July

    Australian National University in Canberra to go ‘smoke-free’ from July

    Via ABC : The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra has used World No Tobacco Day to announce the campus will go smoke-free from the middle of July. The university announced that the smoking ban would cover the entire ANU campus in Canberra as well as remote ANU campuses such as the Mt Stromlo Observatory and Kioloa coastal campus near Batemans Bay. Vice-chancellor Professor Ian Young said ANU would go smoke-free from the start of […]