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Scientists take DNA test, learn they're cousins who've collaborated in science journal

When people submit their DNA to companies such as 23andMe for testing, they’re usually not too surprised to find out they have relatives they haven’t met. But, it’s a bit different when you realize you have a cousin who works in the same field, shares some colleagues and friends, and once collaborated with you on research that appeared in a science journal back in the 1970s. Byron Rubin and Bruce Gaber aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill ... Full story

Our Best Easter Recipes: Carrot Cake, Scalloped Potatoes, Deviled Eggs and More

Food | Our Best Easter Recipes: Carrot Cake, Scalloped Potatoes, Deviled Eggs and More Full story

Sophia Lillis and Students on the Future of Their Generation

Naomi Wadler, 12-year-old activist and March for Our Lives speaker, talks with “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” actress Sophia Lillis about embracing your unique look. She also visits a middle school to talk to the students about bullying, issues they face, their generation, and the future. Full story

The elite French school that trains presidents

Image caption ENA in Strasbourg is an incubator for France's top talent. For France's intellectual crème de la crème a place at the elite Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) is coveted above all others. The school has long selected and trained leaders, including former presidents François Hollande and Jacques Chirac, Orange CEO Stéphane Richard and foreign presidents. Many try repeatedly to pass ENA's notoriously tough entrance exams, so ... Full story

Um, who are Melinda and Bill Gates trying to kid? Washington Post

Melinda and Bill Gates. (Elaine Thompson/AP). What are Melinda and Bill Gates talking about? In recent public statements, one or both of them have said things about their powerful role in education philanthropy that strains credulity. Through their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the two have poured far more money into education projects than any other individuals in the world, at least $2 billion over the past few decades. They have used ... Full story

7 steps to building an engineering competency matrix

Every engineer deserves a clear growth path so they can understand, plan, and execute on meaningful career growth. Providing a framework for this growth (we call ours a competency matrix; it’s also known as a career ladder, or professional development ladder) is important work, and the responsibility of any organization that wants to nurture and grow its employees. Back at the beginning of 2018, we had 32 developers and a plan to double ... Full story

University of Aberdeen revokes Sultan of Brunei's honorary degree

Brunei's sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty). The University of Aberdeen has revoked an honorary degree given to the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah in an “unprecedented” move. The university confirmed the step had been taken to revoke the honorary degree after Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah imposed a new penal code in Brunei that introduces the death penalty for homosexuality. . UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN: SITUATION IS ‘DEEPLY ... Full story

Rick Perry planning to leave Trump administration: report

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is reportedly planning to leave the Trump administration, Bloomberg News Full story


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Labour pledges to scrap primary Sats if elected News

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government would scrap Sats tests in England's primary schools. Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that Labour would scrap formal tests in primary schools in England, known as Sats. Such "extreme pressure testing" left children in floods of tears or vomiting with worry, he told members of the National Education Union in Liverpool. He said it would free up schools struggling with funding cuts and congested ... Full story