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The smell of dreams

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 17:14
The people who say they smell things while sleeping

The cornucopia of comics

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 17:09
Did the UK really invent the comic book?

'Lose a little' advice on obesity

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 16:52
New weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England will advise people that they should "lose a little and keep it off" for life.

Clampdown on student binge drinking

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 16:35
Alcohol-based initiation ceremonies and pub crawls may become a thing of the past on university campuses in England and Wales under a new project.

Snowden: I was a high-tech US spy

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 16:26
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden describes himself as a spy specialising in electronic surveillance, in his first interview with US TV.

Gone Girl author takes on Hamlet

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 16:25
Gillian Flynn, author of the bestseller Gone Girl, is to write a new twist on Hamlet as part of a series to mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death.

Gene test for heart risk rolled out

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 16:24
A blood test for a preventable form of heart disease, caused by inherited high cholesterol levels, is being rolled out in the UK.

Interpol seek Ecuador ex-President

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 16:07
Interpol issues an international alert for the former President of Ecuador Jamil Mahuad, who is wanted on charges of embezzlement in his home country.

Fresh Brazil anti-World Cup protests

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 16:02
Police in Brazil use tear gas on anti-World Cup and indigenous demonstrators near the National Stadium in the capital, Brasilia.

Grave find may be early false tooth

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:58
Archaeologists have identified what they say is the earliest dental implant known from Western Europe.

Carphone Warehouse and the art of innovation

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:55
Carphone Warehouse and the art of technological innovation

The silent brand killer

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:54
When a brand's size becomes its death sentence

State Department Issues Warning For Americans To Leave Libya

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:48

The upgraded travel warning says "various groups" have called for attacks against U.S. personnel in the country.

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VIDEO: 'Fear and panic' in Donetsk

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:31
Ukraine's interior ministry says the military is now in full control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of bloody clashes.

White House Counsel To Look Into Accidental Leak Of CIA Name

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:26

The Obama administration has asked its top lawyer to investigate how the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan showed up on documents distributed to reporters.

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Share your experiences with tech in the classroom...We did!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:14
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The things you can learn about the people you work with….We asked staffers to contribute their classroom- tech memories to LearningCurve’s new tumblr, and the geek-out got underway in no time. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal,  remembered his efforts to blast a Klingon ship in a very early “online” Star Trek game he played in his 9th-grade computer lab..

A teletype machine was hooked up to a modem so old that it actually had a telephone headset on it. The commands and interactions were text-only and would blip by a couple of lines at a time, allowing Kai to boldly go where no man had gone before, but in very slow motion.

Oregon Trail, one of the first video games that was acceptable to play in school, got multiple shout outs (which should tell you something about the age of our staff). Even lower on the education scale: somebody posted a picture of the Nintendo game “Duck Hunt.”  That contributor preferred to remain anonymous . LearningCurve reporter Adriene Hill figured out how to hack the scantron machine in her high school, but says she didn’t rig the test results. We’ve got memories of Windows 95, film-strip projectors and JFKs funeral on TV.   You can see our tech memories, and add your own, on our Tumblr page.

Share your experiences with tech in the classroom...We did!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:14
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The things you can learn about the people you work with….We asked staffers to contribute their classroom- tech memories to LearningCurve’s new tumblr, and the geek-out got underway in no time. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal,  remembered his efforts to blast a Klingon ship in a very early “online” Star Trek game he played in his 9th-grade computer lab..

A teletype machine was hooked up to a modem so old that it actually had a telephone headset on it. The commands and interactions were text-only and would blip by a couple of lines at a time, allowing Kai to boldly go where no man had gone before, but in very slow motion.

Oregon Trail, one of the first video games that was acceptable to play in school, got multiple shout outs (which should tell you something about the age of our staff). Even lower on the education scale: somebody posted a picture of the Nintendo game “Duck Hunt.”  That contributor preferred to remain anonymous . LearningCurve reporter Adriene Hill figured out how to hack the scantron machine in her high school, but says she didn’t rig the test results. We’ve got memories of Windows 95, film-strip projectors and JFKs funeral on TV.   You can see our tech memories, and add your own, on our Tumblr page.

Share your classroom tech experiences... we did!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:14
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The things you can learn about the people you work with….We asked staffers to contribute their classroom- tech memories to LearningCurve’s new tumblr, and the geek-out got underway in no time. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal,  remembered his efforts to blast a Klingon ship in a very early “online” Star Trek game he played in his 9th-grade computer lab..

A teletype machine was hooked up to a modem so old that it actually had a telephone headset on it. The commands and interactions were text-only and would blip by a couple of lines at a time, allowing Kai to boldly go where no man had gone before, but in very slow motion.

Oregon Trail, one of the first video games that was acceptable to play in school, got multiple shout outs (which should tell you something about the age of our staff). Even lower on the education scale: somebody posted a picture of the Nintendo game “Duck Hunt.”  That contributor preferred to remain anonymous . LearningCurve reporter Adriene Hill figured out how to hack the scantron machine in her high school, but says she didn’t rig the test results. We’ve got memories of Windows 95, film-strip projectors and JFKs funeral on TV.   You can see our tech memories, and add your own, on our Tumblr page.

VIDEO: Chopping at redwood trees for drug money

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:07
California fights poachers threatening ancient redwoods

Police control room closures begin

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:07
A string of police control room closures planned across Scotland gets under way with a centre in Dumfries.
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