How valuable is an education in improving students’ lives? A new film from documentarian Kayla McCormick follows the lives of a handful of students at a Chicago high school, including one that would go on to stardom playing basketball at Duke, and finds tremendous value, but also inequity. 233 more words
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Some students sit around pondering the meaning of life. At Boise State University, they sit around pondering the meaning of cauliflower.
According to Dictionary.com’s data science team, “cauliflower” is the most-searched word at BSU, ranking above common words like “metaphor,” “affect,” “effect” and “love.” 672 more words
As if a failed marriage isn’t bad enough for the heart: new research suggests that divorce increases your risk of heart attack, even if you remarry. 628 more words
Researchers have made an important discovery in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.
They have observed that in Alzheimer’s patients, immune cells that normally protect the brain turn rogue, and begin to consume a vital nutrient. 101 more words
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the guard’s decision Wednesday.
Jones, from Apple Valley, Minn., said in a statement issued by the school that he was “faced with the tough decision of returning to a place I love or pursuing the next dream.” 377 more words
Discovery to kickstart hunt for a treatment after years of under-investment by drug firms
By Charlie Cooper
Scientists have broken new ground in the search for an Alzheimer’s cure, discovering a new potential cause of the disease, which it may be possible to target with drug treatments. 880 more words