Futurity
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Using the electrical signals that are produced in the brain, we can predict if a seizure is going to occur in the next five minutes or so. Epilepsy implant stops seizures instantly Hooper says that if a seizure were about to occur, the hardware would then communicate back to electrodes implanted in the brain to apply electrical neurostimulation, which can actually stop the seizure before it occurs. The current hardware is a large computer board, but the team says the hardware could shrink to the size of a chip for implantation on the patient's skull. This chip will communicate wirelessly with intracranial electrodes, which are also being designed. Three years ago, the project was basically an idea, says Erik Biegert, an electrical engineering student. About one-third of the three million epilepsy patients in the United States don't respond to anti-seizure medications.
BBC News - Education & Family
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BBC Minute speaks to students across the globe about the stresses and strains of studying at university.
The Northern Echo
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TIME - Top Stories
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Far away in New York, Liat and Hilmi, an artist and a student, discover their affinities and their shared fate. Theirs is a complicated love story. But it is suffused with our responsibility to see the other, to be able to recognize ourselves in them. Above all, it rests on the hope that whether we want to or not, whether we shut our eyes or plug our ears, whether we drag our feet or stomp our legs, we will sooner or later admit that we us and them sail on the same boat. Translated from the Hebrew by Benjamin Balint.
Voice Of America
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Students who scored 182 were able to label all the eight notes in C major, students who got 150 were able to label one note. While most students could point to one or two structural differences between two mother-and-child portraits, they usually struggled to explain the technical approach and meaning in an artist's self-portrait. "The average student does not know a lot of the content that was asked of them on this assessment," said Carr. "It was a difficult assessment, a challenging assessment." On the bright side, the achievement gap has narrowed between white and Hispanic students from a difference of 32 to 23 points in an average score in music and from 26 to 19 points in arts since the previous test. Girls continued to outperform boys. The black-white achievement gap, however, remained unchanged. While white students scored an average of 158, black students got 129 on the music test and the margin of difference was similar on the arts portion of the exam158 for white students and 128 for black students, "Every student should have access to arts education to develop the creativity and problem-solving skills that lead to higher success both in and out of school," said Ayanna Hudson, director of arts education at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voice Of America
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" The school district said on its website that the plan addresses "some of the specific challenges faced by the Muslim student community" after the Muslim community expressed concern about student safety last summer. "We strongly believe students cannot learn if they are afraid, and so this initiative to combat Islamophobia is focused on eliminating the fear faced by children," it says. The district said it is not endorsing Islam, favoring a religion or imposing Sharia law. As for `safe spaces,' the district says, "Schools with large Muslim communities may choose to make areas available for prayer, if that is requested by their parents and students. However, this is no more or less than we would do to accommodate Christians who want to pray at school, or members of other faiths. It is not uncommon, for example, for our schools to have a prayer club that meets before the start of school.
Western Daily Press
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Western Morning News
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The Northern Echo
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Daily Mail - USA
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Heather Robertson, 38, of Texas, has been charged with improper relationship between educator and student for allegedly having sex with four boys, including a threesome with two of the teens.
Western Morning News
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A 13-year-old Exeter girl has been found safe and well three days after being reported missing, police report.There were concerns for the welfare of Anastasia Groom who was reported missing somewhere between Torquay and the Taunton. Now police say she has been found safe and well in the Taunton area.READ NEXT: Student nurse Anna Lewis, 27, still missing after two weeksPolice have widened their appeal for a missing student nurse who disappeared nearly a fortnight ago at the end of her shift from...
Bristol Post
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Western Morning News
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Police have widened their appeal for a missing student nurse who disappeared nearly a fortnight ago at the end of her shift from a hospital in Bristol. Officers now say Anna Lewis, 27, could be in Devon.Anna Lewis, from Fishponds, Bristol, was last seen leaving the city's Southmead Hospital at 12.15pm on April 13.She was working there on placement as part of her studies at the University of West of England (UWE).An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: Anna has been known to go on...
Mind Shift
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One day Ronnie Sidney, from Tappahannock, Va., was goofing off with his classmates in math when one of them threw a paper football at the board — and it landed a little too close to the teacher. Sidney says the eighth-grade teacher, visibly frustrated, turned around and said, None of you are going to college. That was a pivotal moment for Sidney. Not only did he feel stigmatized as a special education student diagnosed with ADHD; Sidney says he had also felt discriminated against in school as an African-American. By the time of the incident with the football, he had already spent seven years in special education, feeling like he was bad at school. But Sidney says that instead of letting the teacher's outburst get to him personally, it motivated him to graduate from high school, then college and eventually get a master's degree in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Edutopia
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TechCrunch
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CommonBond, one of the biggest of the second generation of startups tackling online lending, has launched a direct student loan product as it expands its footprint in the debt business. The company is known for its strict qualification requirements for refinancing packages and with an initial focus on the high end of student lending (servicing only 20 mostly ivy league Read More
The Northern Echo
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Voice Of America
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With so many Iraqi migrants in Yiwu, there is now an Iraqi school in the city. But it is hard to plan for the future amid uncertainty over whether they will be able to stay, said Manar. "It's very safe in China so I hope my children can settle down, finish their studies and find jobs. But even if we stay here for a long time, we won't get Chinese passports," said Manar, who also teaches parents Chinese at the Iraqi school. Old settlers Ammar, from Yemen, first came to China 19 years ago as a student on a state scholarship. When fighting in his country escalated three years ago, he decided to settle in Yiwu. "The time I last left my country was a very bad memory. It was 2014, Houthi rebels had reached Sana'a and were about to occupy it," Ammar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in fluent Chinese. "I expected the situation would get worse, so I left with sadness.
Fast Company
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I was talking about this very thing with a friend who is a teacher, and in the next breath she told me about a job that she was being recruited for, followed by, But Im totally not qualified. (They had recruited her! ) Another woman I intervieweda postdoctoral engineering student named Celestetold me that while she was working as a mechanical engineer, a supervisor once noted in her review that she wouldnt call herself an engineer. I didnt realize I told my coworkers I wasnt an engineer when I was, Celeste said. And I think, for me, it was an excuse just in case I made mistakes. Seven Ways To Fight The Feeling So how do you combat imposter syndrome, in all its pernicious forms? Here are a few strategies you can use. 1. Find a wingwoman. Talk to a colleague or friend: Has she felt like an imposter, too? Knowing this is a thing that others feel will help make it just that: a thing, but not your thing.
Watford Observer
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MintPress News
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Language that characterizes entire communities as “unpeople” has been thoroughly normalized. Musa S., an engineering student with family in the Iraqi city of Najaf, said Iraqis have watched the world become desensitized to their plight. “No matter how many times the U.S. bombs us, no one bats an eye.” “During the height of occupation of Iraq by the U.S. and its allies, you'd see stories of families being executed, women and young girls being raped and tortured to death, and no matter how depraved the crimes, so long as the perpetrator wasn't an Iraqi, the victims didn't matter,” Musa said. “We aren't people, and we aren't animals. It's like we exist in another dimension [to most Americans]. When we die after one of their airstrikes, it doesn't move them into having any kind of emotional reaction. On the contrary, they look for any way to excuse the carnage.
Voice Of America
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The U.S. college student was later sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal a political banner from his hotel in Pyongyang. It later sentenced American missionary Kim Dong-chul to 10 years’ hard labor on charges of spying and other offenses. Back channel dialogue Hailey said the U.S. will work on securing the release of the Americans being held in North Korea, but was vague as to what course of action Washington might pursue. Previous American detainees have been released after a few months, following visits from high-profile Americans, including former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. But since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January 2016, neither Washington nor Pyongyang seem willing to make any conciliatory gestures. Under former President Barack Obama the U.S. rallied international support for increased sanctions against the Kim government.
Bristol Post
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WhoWhatWhy
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